View Poll Results: What sort of injuies have you picked up/made worse while dancing?

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  • Head

    12 16.44%
  • Neck

    23 31.51%
  • Back

    35 47.95%
  • Shoulder

    43 58.90%
  • Arm

    19 26.03%
  • Wrist / hand

    31 42.47%
  • Groin

    2 2.74%
  • Leg

    24 32.88%
  • Foot

    31 42.47%
  • Other (please elaborate)

    17 23.29%
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    Injuries

    I'm currently out of action after aggravating a persistent shoulder injury at a Bristol freeestyle on Friday. That's no fault of anyone I danced with, as I had a great night, but even dancing with the best dancers can end up painful if you're carrying an injury.

    Anyway, I thought it would be interesting to find out what sort of injuries others have picked up/made worse while dancing. The poll is multiple choice, so tick all that apply. Over to you.
    Last edited by Baruch; 18th-September-2005 at 01:04 AM.

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    Re: Injuries

    Ok ticking all those boxes has made me feel like a crock - did get to skip head, back & groin - although I should have ticked the last one - as did pull all my groin muscles earlier this year - all bette now thank goodness.

    my other - was knees. Most of my injuries were pre-exsisting to starting dancing - the only one that is entirely contributed to dancing is my hand - I made a bad landing in a walkover move and pulled all the muscles through the palm of my right hand.

    The one that i have found that has the biggested impact on my dancing is my shoulder - merrily munted and agravated by a working life at a desk and computer - when they flare can't lift my arms

    Have learnt to cope with them all - and the only one that has taken me out of action - almost forced me pull out of state comp - was pulling the muscles in the palm of my hand.

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    Re: Injuries

    Sorry to hear about your injury Barry - you'll just have to be a man about it though!

    I have a long standing pain in my foot which I've been referred to a specialist to see. I also have a pain in my knee which the GP thinks is a small cartalidge tear, but I'll ask the specialist what he thinks when I see him.

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    Re: Injuries

    My neck was hurt the last Tuesday in August when someone I dance with lots and have never had a problem with tried an Intermediate move that I had never done before (and didn't take part in the class that night so it's probably partly my fault for sitting out?) and its still playing up a bit - I reckon it will sort itself out given time as I've had problems with my neck before that sorted themselves.

    Last night a new guy hurt my hand, but he did apologise (not so the guy above - in fact I got the blame because I wasn't letting him lead! *flabbergasted face smiley* - which could be possible, but the tone of voice will forever be with me and he has rapidly slipped from being one of my favourite partners) and that apology goes a long long long way so I'm sure my wrist will recover quicker than my neck! Positive vibes and all that jazz *tapdancing smiley*

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    Re: Injuries

    Where is the box for knee?

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    Re: Injuries

    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz_Shoes (Ash)
    Where is the box for knee?
    Is your knee not part of your leg?
    Let your mind go and your body will follow. – Steve Martin, LA Story

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    Re: Injuries

    Quote Originally Posted by clevedonboy
    Sorry to hear about your injury Barry - you'll just have to be a man about it though!
    Boo hoo (sniff) (sniff) WAAAAAAaaaaah!

    Er....

    OK then.

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    Re: Injuries

    Quote Originally Posted by clevedonboy
    Sorry to hear about your injury Barry - you'll just have to be a man about it though!
    The daft thing is that I didn't feel any pain at all on Friday night. Too many endorphins rushing around my brain, I suppose. It was another story yesterday, though. I could hardly lift my right arm for much of the day. Hopefully it'll recover soon enough, as I don't want to miss the Cardiff freestyle next Friday.

    Maybe I should buy shares in the company that makes Deep Heat.....

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    Re: Injuries

    Quote Originally Posted by ducasi
    Is your knee not part of your leg?
    Yes smarty pants, but I didn't injure ALL of my leg, just the knee. Therefore I ticked other, just to be sure.

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    Re: Injuries

    I agree there should have been a "knee" box. Knee problems are common amongst dancers. Sticky shoes caused my knee problem... dancing in trainers in the ealy days. It has thankfully now been cured by slidey soles, a prophylactic knee support, less lindy hop , and much more smooth and gliding west coast swing

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    Re: Injuries

    I get ruptured veins in my hands/fingers as I manipulate the ladies where I want them to be.
    Sometimes I pick up a nail or there is a grip thats too strong and kablooie another burst vein
    Don't sound like much but oh bloody hell does it hurt. Vein ruptures and bruises up but feels like a red hot poker thru ya hand.

    I get that all the time but at least it only lasts a few hours i know of a few long term foot injuries that never seem to go away. That must suck.

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    Re: Injuries

    I have also had knee problems in the past (felt like someone was sticking a red hot knitting needle in the side of my knee), which stopped me dancing for a few weeks and hurt off and on for quite a while. I never saw a doctor about it (which I probably should have done), but it is better now.

    At the moment I'm suffering with a strained shoulder/neck and waiting to see a physio. My doctor's pretty useless though, and didn't really advise me whether to keep dancing or stop. I think I'll go this week and if it gets any worse I'll stop for a bit and do something a bit more gentle. He did tell me to keep it moving and said dancing was really good for you, which he presumably wouldn't have said if he thought I should stop. The physio appointment's not till the end of next month though, which isn't too great. Anyone any advice in the meantime?

    I sometimes find my wrists to play up if I've done lots of dancing (a weekender for example), but they're not too bad at the moment, and typesetting all day probably doesn't help that.

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    Re: Injuries

    Quote Originally Posted by ducasi
    Is your knee not part of your leg?
    Another post like that and you may find her knee becomes part of your groin!!

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    Re: Injuries

    Quote Originally Posted by Trish
    He did tell me to keep it moving and said dancing was really good for you, which he presumably wouldn't have said if he thought I should stop.
    The question is, what is he thinking of when he says "dancing"? To most muggles, dancing is something you do on your own (or at least, without a connected partner). Many people are unaware of the tension & other forces that MJ can bring to bear on the shoulders.

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    Re: Injuries

    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz_Shoes (Ash)
    Where is the box for knee?
    Knees always a worry for me having ripped them in other circumstaces

    Clive

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    Re: Injuries

    Quote Originally Posted by Baruch
    The question is, what is he thinking of when he says "dancing"? To most muggles, dancing is something you do on your own (or at least, without a connected partner). Many people are unaware of the tension & other forces that MJ can bring to bear on the shoulders.
    Yes, I think you're right there - although I did tell him that I pulled it when dancing, so I guess that would be more difficult to do on your own!

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    Re: Injuries

    Where's the box for Ego?

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    Re: Injuries

    Quote Originally Posted by Lindsay
    I agree there should have been a "knee" box. Knee problems are common amongst dancers. Sticky shoes caused my knee problem... dancing in trainers in the ealy days.
    I'm so glad someone has said this. I get the oddest looks from local salsa dancers when I said one of the reasons I don't dance salsa is the venues have sticky floors - you can't wear good shoes as spilt drink, broken glass, very dirty - and I say I want to protect my knees. They seem to think I am just daft but I would like to still be dancing many years from now.

    (Not the only reason, some venues aren't as bad, but also very smoky, crowded and music too loud!)

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    Re: Injuries

    Quote Originally Posted by Lindsay
    I agree there should have been a "knee" box. Knee problems are common amongst dancers. Sticky shoes caused my knee problem... dancing in trainers in the ealy days.
    or men leading you into comb leans by leading a comb and pulling you of balance, then having the cheek to say "you didnt follow that very well did you" Dont worry i replied in my ever so Drathzel way!

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    Re: Injuries

    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz_Shoes (Ash)
    Yes smarty pants, but I didn't injure ALL of my leg, just the knee. Therefore I ticked other, just to be sure.
    I did too Sweetie !!!!!

    Wxxxxx

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