TemptressToo Posted March 1, 2006 Report Share Posted March 1, 2006 I tore up both my ankles in high school as in severe sprains. My left ankle I sprained so badly, it swelled up as big as my thigh and I couldn't walk on it. A couple of days of ice and bandaging and the swelling went down, but it was a very weak side and over the course of a year, I sprained that same ankle several more times (once painful enough that I blacked out). My pre-college enrollment physical, and my doctor said that I'd never be able to do much as they were ripped up (little does he know, I played soccer, was a cheerleader, did swim team and figure skated). Anyway, that's the history. My questions...I've been back in dance since June 05. Just my makeup and a personal preference to often walk on my toes...standing on demi-pointe comes easily and my leg lines down to the toe are pretty and turned out. I have been receiving corrections lately that I sickle my left foot doing petite battements. I do not sickle otherwise. And the thing is, I don't know I'm sickling as it feels the same as the type of point I'd have in say a tendu. I'm wondering if the connective tissue that I tore up badly in that ankle is the culprit? At present, I literally have to look down while doing petite battements in order to check and from time-to-time point my left leg in second to check that my foot/ankle is in alignment. Anyone have or have seen a problem like this that is perhaps injury related? Anything I can do beyond what I'm already doing? Thanks! Quote Link to comment
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