Striving for Grace Posted April 19, 2008 Report Share Posted April 19, 2008 My insteps were flat when I started ballet, but I've always had a decent arch. Now, because I've had to articulate my feet so much in ballet class, my arch is pretty darn good! Something happened the other day that shocked me, though. I put on a few pairs of shoes that I last wore in the fall and they were fine back then but now the straps dig into my insteps! Looking at the tops of my feet, I seem to have developed bony 'bulges' (for lack of better terminology) on the insteps, right below the front of the ankle. I guess it has been happening over time but the shoe issue brought my attention to it. I found a picture of me a year ago standing in bare feet and the lumps don't seem to be present. I'm a little alarmed... is this a result of ballet training? I am 25 now and I only started dance in mid 2005, but I did it intensively for 2 years and reached an advanced level (Cecchetti diplomas). Can adult bone actually grow or change shape or is this potentially something bad? It's definitely bone or cartilage, something hard anyways, as opposed to swelling or muscle. I really don't know what to think! Quote Link to comment
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