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Is salsa dancing bad for your back?

Is salsa dancing bad for your back?

No: It depends a bit on you and your overall condition. It you ease into it, train, practice, most will do fine. Nothing works for everyone, but if you want to try, great. Activity is better than inactivity. ...Read more

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Is dancing good for a bad back?

No: Swimming is good for a bad back. Bad back doesn't like twisting motion or sudden backward bending. ...Read more

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I have bilateral plantar fasciitis and chronic pain of right ankle due to some injuries. Can I take dance lessons (salsa, tango, swing..) &go dancing?

I have bilateral plantar fasciitis and chronic pain of right ankle due to some injuries. Can I take dance lessons (salsa, tango, swing..) &go dancing?

Not wise: The plantar fasciitis is unlikely to heal with an activity such as dancing. I would suggest you consult with a physician to discuss treatment options for you, so that you can see improvement and then eventually get back to dancing. Although you probably could push through the discomfort, your condition can not heal without a period of rest from stress on the fascia. ...Read more

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My have a back pain i think is beacause i made a wrong exercise while i was dancing ballet. What can I do?

My have a back pain i think is beacause i made a wrong exercise while i was dancing ballet. What can I do?

Active recovery: Ice or heat depending on how long ago this happened and what helps with the discomfort, massage, physical therapy modalities possibly. If it continues then see you local ortho md. ...Read more

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I have back pain but I have joined dance classes as I love dancing. Is it gonna increase my back pain problem?

Depends: depending on the cause of the backpain results can vary. If your back pain is a rsult of osteoarthritis (common back pain) physicial activity will not make it worse but if its due to spinal stenosis and other reasons it may make the pain worse. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to help get feeling back into the middle toes after wearing and dancing in high heels? I have to wear heels again tonight.

Big N'Little.: Your nerves need time to recover from being injured. Repeated nerve compression damage, although usually temporary, can have lasting effects if not stopped. Your shoes are either too tight or too short, either way, continued use will only make you situation worse. ...Read more

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I was dancing as usual and when i went to stretch, my hip popped out and back in. It made a huge sound. Hurt a little. Should i be concerned?

I was dancing as usual and when i went to stretch, my hip popped out and back in. It made a huge sound. Hurt a little. Should i be concerned?

Yes: You may have increased limberness. This in called hypermobility also known as Ehlers Danlos type III. This can run in your famiiy since it is genetic. It is called benign hypermobility. The risk of shoulder dislocation is that lateral in life you can get osteoarthritis. The recurrent dislocation is serious and you need to discuss with your physician about seeing orthopedics ...Read more

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I have chondromalacia patellae(bad knees) can I do dancing?

I have chondromalacia patellae(bad knees) can I do dancing?

Yes, but do some PT: You would benefit from physical therapy to optimize strength/endurance/flexibility/coordination in your lower extremities and core; taping or bracing may help for more strenuous activity; see a sports med/knee specialist for specific recs re how to stay active and keep your knees pain free; make your rehab exercises part of your regular exercise routine and you should be able to go dancing. ...Read more

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Had double vision for approximately 10 minutes. My wife said my eyes were dancing back and forth. What are possible causes?

Had double vision for approximately 10 minutes. My wife said my eyes were dancing back and forth. What are possible causes?

Double vision: It is difficult to answer this question directly without knowing your age and general health issues. This could represent a tia, a transient ischemic episode. I would suggest that you have this evaluated by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Went dancing last night moving my hips a lot. Two hours worth. Why is my lower back hurting me so very much today? Am in shape and healthy.

Went dancing last night moving my hips a lot. Two hours worth. Why is my lower back hurting me so very much today? Am in shape and healthy.

Facet: Although you are in shape, you can still irritate your back. Commonly you can irritate your facet area of your spine. This is the cups that actually form your joints between your vertebrae. The pain comes because your nerve roots get irritated. Often this can cause some back spasm. Relative rest and an NSAID. This should settle down in a few days. If not improving get checked. ...Read more

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What do you think, could going out dancing with a yeast infection be a bad idea?

What do you think, could going out dancing with a yeast infection be a bad idea?

Not necessarily: If your vulvar area is really sore- dancing might not be a good idea. If not too sore - just don't wear really tight underpants, pants or panty hose. ...Read more

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I sprained my left foot last week. However, three days after the sprain, it stopped hurting. Is that normal? When can I go back to my dancing?

I sprained my left foot last week.  However, three days after the sprain, it stopped hurting.  Is that normal? When can I go back to my dancing?

It was mild..: Mild sprain and heal very quickly especially when you are young and healthy. So, be very happy that you foot only bothered you for 3 days--you are lucky as often foot/ankle sprains take longer to heal. Since you are not having pain any more, you can resume dancing, try out some gentle movements first to see how it feels..If no pain, enjoy your dancing. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hello, I have a really painful cut on the back of my left pinkie toe and I discovered it yesterday at a dancing competition, it really hurts what should I do?

Hello, I have a really painful cut on the back of my left pinkie toe and I discovered it yesterday at a dancing competition, it really hurts what should I do?

If the cut is: Under the toe this is often caused by fungus. Having said that while u are in pain I would apply neosporin plus. The plus is lidocaine a numbing agent. Because, it often comes from fungus, I would also use an antifungal cream. Note: use creams before bedtime not while walking. ...Read more

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How do I get my period back? I have been walking or dancing for about 2 hours everyday plus doing the workout insanity, its been about 6 weeks and i haven't gotten my period, is this normal? I want to continue exersizing like this but i want to get my per

How do I get my period back? I have been walking or dancing for about 2 hours everyday plus doing the workout insanity, its been about 6 weeks and i haven't gotten my period, is this normal? I want to continue exersizing like this but i want to get my per

Hi. : Hi. Cannot diagnose the reason your period stopped. However, if it stopped after you began doing workout insanity with two extra hours per day of physical activity, that could be causitive. If your body is not used to a high level of exercise, the stress could be impacting your menses. Over-exercising and rapid weight loss are also possible reasons for lack of your period. If you were previously deconditioned and began an intensive work out program, you may need to take breaks on certain days or decrease on the aggressiveness of your program. If you were losing weight rapidly, this may need to slow. Also, if you have been sweating, moving a lot, and losing weight, your body may be detoxifying, which might also impact your health. Make sure you get in at least 8 -8 oz glasses of water per day. Give your doctor a call if this doesn't turn around. Take care. ...Read more

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How long before two broke bones in a 10 year old arm will heal to go back to dancing and gymnastics?

How long before two broke bones in a 10 year old arm will heal to go back to dancing and gymnastics?

Healing process: It will take 6-8 weeks for the bones to heal. Dancing can begin immediately. If gymnastics involve any arm exercises, i would tend to wait a bit longer because the arm muscles may show disuse atrophy from wearing the cast. ...Read more

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My ankle started hurting when i was dancing recently. It's in the front of ankle/top of foot and is causing bad pain. What is it?

My ankle started hurting when i was dancing recently. It's in the front of ankle/top of foot and is causing bad pain. What is it?

Tendinitis: I could be tendinitis. Decrease your dance routine if possible. Ice and elevate as much as possible. Also some over the counter medications such as advil (ibuprofen) and alieve can help. However, see a doctor or a podiatrist prior to self medicating. ...Read more

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My shoulders and arms hurt a lot especially when I sleep on them. I was dancing in saturday but the pain is bad. I've used cold water and no relief?

My shoulders and arms hurt a lot especially when I sleep on them. I was dancing in saturday but the pain is bad. I've used cold water and no relief?

You need diagnosis.: Specific diagnosis leads to specific treatment and specific outcomes. See your doctor for specific diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more