Guest Hilarie Posted July 12, 2003 Report Share Posted July 12, 2003 As some of you may have already read, I'm very new to ballet. Like, "I started taking class a month ago" new. So here's my problem: Recently I've started having achy knees for a couple of days following class. The ache is on the inside part of my knee, and it feels like it's "in" the knee joint. It's not intolerable, just a dull ache. What concerns me a little more is that I get clicking in my knee in the same place after the more plie-intensive barre exercises in class. I know clicking isn't bad on its own but clicking and aching is a little more worrisome. In any case, I was wondering if I should actually be concerned or if this is just beginner pain. I always make a conscious effort not to force my turnout so I don't kill my knees, but it could be that I'm just not used to being turned-out at all yet. The studio I dance in is old and in a basement (it's not as bad as it sounds, really ) so I have a hunch that I'm dancing on concrete dressed up with some wood flooring on top. And to add to the mix, I have really hyperextended and bowed knees that have caused me other problems in the past. I'm tempted to chalk the pain up to a combination of all this and just deal with it... any thoughts? Quote Link to comment
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