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This is my first semester as a dance major in college. Due the intensity of my classes, plus the increased amount of time I spend dancing en pointe, I have developed a slight case of tendonitis in one of the minor tendons on the outside of my ankle. It's nothing serious, it's not keeping me from taking class or anything like that. I've reduced my time en pointe to just barre time and my regularly scheduled pointe class, and it seems marginally better for that. But I'm not sure what to do about it outside of class. Ice? Special excersizes?

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i had tendonitis in the tendons at the back of the knee recently. my doctor prescribed a couple of days' rest and some pills for the inflammation. perhaps you should ask your doctor about it?


hope you feel better soon :shrug:

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Yep, that's what's good for tendinitis generally. Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. Over-the-counter anti-inflammatories can be utilized, if tolerated, and just generally taking it easy for about 72 hours gets you past the acute phase. Then contrast applications - cold, then hot, or vice versa, will generally help heal things. It's one of those "for want of a nail the shoe was lost" things. A seemingly tiny injury can have consequences that spread if you try to work on it while still injured. :shrug:

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