GretchenStar Posted March 1, 2004 Report Share Posted March 1, 2004 I was wondering if anyone has any thoughts about wearing a leg warmer in class, particularly for a recovering ankle sprain or achilles tendinitis. Previously, my teacher did not allow dancers wearing leg warmers (she thought it provided a false sense of the muscle being warmed up sufficiently), but over the past couple of years, more and more of her students are sporting leg warmers for their ailments. I sprained my ankle four weeks ago and it's getting better (can take most of class, including petite allegro). I don't wear an ankle brace for barre (anymore) and only sometimes for center. I'm kind of hesitant about wearing a brace or leg warmer (if my ankle isn't really bothering me) because I don't want it to become a crutch. Last year, there were 4 or 5 dancers that wore a leg warmer on their foot/ankle (for achilles tendinitis or ankle sprain) all the time (ranging from several months to a year). There was one time where the teacher told them all to take off the legwarmer after plies and they grumbled. Quote Link to comment
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