janninepointe Posted February 21, 2008 Report Share Posted February 21, 2008 Lately we have had a russian teacher who although is a very good teacher is really trying to get all of us to do 180 degree turnout. Although I technically should have 180 degree turnout as my hips are flexible in that way I don't because I still haven't developed the strength in my rotator muscles. But I have been trying to use the turnout that I still haven't got the strength for and now my knees are feeling very fragile at the sides, especially when I turn out... not good. I have been icing them, soaking them in salt, not jumping e.t.c and today they are feeling a bit better however I was wondering what other things I could do to make them better quickly as I have a ballet exam coming up next week and really wouldn't like to be doing it on my knees the way they feel now. Also I would be really happy if you have any useful exercises to improve my turnout from my hips so that it doesn't put stress on my knees. This has never happened to me before so I am quite worried, I am also slightly confused because my knees go more to the side than many of the people at my school and I always am trying to work my turnout from my hips but they are the first ones to be hurting! Thank you Quote Link to comment
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