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when i stretch i hear/feel some grinding in my hips, is this normal? also, we do this exercise where you sit on the floor and point your foot to the 3-quarter, repeat that a few times then you go from 3-quarter pointed to pointing just the toes...when i do the second part i can feel my ankles grinding a lot. is this normal?

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No, the grinding is not "normal". I'm having trouble understanding the ankle grinding in pointing the toes from an already stretched arch, though. Once you have the foot 3/4 pointed, and then just do the toes, there is no further movement in the ankle joint. And which stretches are causing the hip grinding? Are you warmed up when doing them?

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it's just the top of the ankle...i feel grinding and i hear cracking and stuff when i point all the way in the exercise. the grinding in the hips actually hasn't happened in a while, but every now and then it does. usually when i do a grand plie and flip so that my hands are on the ground and back is straight, or in developees a la seconde.

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Grand plié and flip??? Sorry, you lost me on that one. As to the développé à la seconde, that could happen if you put the leg too far side, or if you are sitting even a tiny bit in the standing leg, or both of the above. :)

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the grand plie and flip is just something we do in modern, its kind of more of a pop when i do that and it only happens when i am turned out. its just a bend at the waist to touch your toes, my teacher always says to flip.

 

thanks for the help about the developpe though! i will try to keep an eye on that going in the right place.

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