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Hi, please move if in the wrong forum.


I have started pointe work this year so we only do barre work still.

When rolling up and down onto pointe after a while my metatarsels especialy at the last to toes ( smalest toe ) starts to hurt. What can the posible cause be ?



Freddie :)

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The problem is most probably unfamiliar movement. While the outside toes aren't usually directly weight-bearing, they do support the other structures of the feet while on pointe. You should make sure that you are not sickling, thereby applying weight or lateral thrust to the outside of the foot. Bad technique, and it looks like hell besides.

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Thankyou for the information.



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