While they may entertain you on stage with wonderful dancing styles which you have never seen, and you may think that they are smart in everything they do, but you are wrong – ballet dancers have very ugly feet. They suffer from a condition called Ballet dancer’s feet. This is the reason they dance in shoes.

Because of the pressure, straining and twisting they cause on their feet while dancing, their toes are crooked, their nails are discoloured and shapeless, and the skin is rubbed to the extent of becoming raw.

They also suffer from bunions, calluses and corns. This is what is called Ballet dancer’s feet; it is the condition in which the feet suffer deformities and other injuries, on the skin surface, and internally in the ligaments and bones.

It is not only dancing which may cause Ballet dancer’s feet; wearing tight shoes, and walking long distances, sporting and many other activities which strain the feet may cause your feet to develop injuries similar to those of the Ballet dancer’s feet. 

If at any time you suffer you should visit A Step Ahead Foot and Ankle Care. Mr Brenden Brown, Principal Podiatrist and the other foot care specialists of the clinic will assist you in the care and treatment of Ballet dancer’s feet. The symptoms of the condition include inflammation, pain, irritation, scalds and hard scars on or below the feet.

For all your Foot and Lower Limb Care needs, come and see us at:
A Step Ahead Foot & Ankle Care
24 Phillip Street, St Marys; or
Suite 4, 36 Woodriff Street, Penrith