Alysserina Posted November 8, 2011 Report Share Posted November 8, 2011 Hello to all My question pertains to fouette pirouettes. I'm training to take my advanced two exam (RAD) this coming spring and am working to try and get my fouette pirouettes en pointe. The problem is that the fouette rond de jambe motion seems to irritate my rectus femoris tendon (the specific tendon has been diagnosed by a chiropractor). I've been able to isolate the painful motion to the devlope devant (sorry if this is the wrong term) when I'm coming out of each pirouette. I never had this sort of pain/ problem when I was training for my advanced 1 examination. At the height of my pain, I could not extend the affected leg to second position (en l'aire). I'm wondering how to grip less with the hip flexor of the gesturing leg when coming out of each pirouette. My current teacher has said that she doesn't feel tension/ pain in her hip flexor when doing the fouettes. I am having a chiropractor treat the affected tendon. I however do not know how to prevent this from happening again. I've begun training my other leg to fouette, and I can feel the same sorts of aching and stiff/ tightness starting in the left rectus femoris tendon that I had been feeling in my right. Any help/ advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!!! Quote Link to comment
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