I've been out for months with sesamoiditis. I have special orthotics but it's just not healing... I can walk without pain but I can't go on demi pointe at all... :-(
Oh Marjolein, I feel you! I have a different problem, but can't do demi pointe OR point well. Here's hoping we're both on the mend and dancing soon !
Thanks, y'all! After extreme fatigue (a result of a lack of conditioning and a much lower volume and intensity of classes while traveling for the past twelve week) finally wore off it looks like all I've got is a mild semitendinosus strain. It revealed some overall weakness in my hip extensors. My hip extensors (hamstrings, gluteus maximus) are quite stiff despite having a better than average passive range of motion (leg can go well beyond 90, but never in a developpe devant), and my hamstrings often fire before my glutes which is a problem I've been working on. Poor posture in my temporary living situation while traveling also undid a good amount of work I had done to combat anterior pelvic tilt, which was also likely a problem in the injurious saut de chat since my femur likely started the jump a little forward and then popped into place once I fully engaged my core and pulled my hip and femur into proper alignment at the height of the jump. Ah, the joys of femoral anterior glide *sigh*
All of that to say that my current progress is looking quite good compared to what I expected when I couldn't separate the fatigue from the injury. Light stretching and careful conditioning feel much better now than they did 72 hours after injury. I also took a a ballet class (somewhat modified for my left leg) and it went much better than expected. Range of motion also looks pretty good, but I'm going to take care to not overdo it in the next couple of weeks.
Lidewij: I know the 1 hour travel each way to class life all too well. Hopefully you are able to do better than I did with it!
It sounds like you're recovering well! I'm very impressed with your self knowledge--wish I was as familiar with my weaknesses beyond vague things like, "My core is terrible" and "My calves are tight"! Do you have a medical background? I feel the sudden urge to go study dance anatomy... Which, considering my position at the moment, would probably be a great idea! Glad to hear things feel better