spingirl Posted January 9, 2006 Report Share Posted January 9, 2006 ACK! I'm having terrible trouble with 5th position with my right foot in front. My right leg is longer than my left, enough so that in order to force my right leg to straighten in 5th, I have to "pop" my hip. I assume that's the IT band snapping over the joint, which makes me worry about irritating the whole area. I have had a suggestion to put a small heel lift in my other shoe, which I've tried. It does help, but I can't imagine always having to dance with a lift in my shoe! What happens when I go on pointe?? I do stretch the IT band as much as I can, but I don't know if that will really make a difference. Surely I'm not the only one with this problem. Any suggestions on how to deal with it? Lisa Quote Link to comment
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