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NJ Podiatrist Treats Foot And Ankle Injuries for Dancers
Although dancers develop overuse injuries common in other athletes, they are also susceptible to unique injuries. A former dancer herself, Dr. Theresa Ronna treats dance related injuries at the Kayal Orthopedic Center's state-of-the-art facilities.
By: Kayal Orthopedic Center, P.C.
Most injuries in dancers are overuse injuries which usually occur during class or rehearsals as opposed to during performances. 50% of overuse injuries are foot and ankle injuries.
Common injuries in dancers:
*Pain in and underneath the big toe (sesamoiditis)
*Bunion and hammertoes
*Dancers struggling with toenail bruising and injury
Treatment should always start with prevention; it is the best medicine. Prevention requires early detection of problem areas and knowing if any unbalances in the dancers lower extremity exist and working with a team of professionals;
About Dr. Theresa Ronna:
Dr. Ronna (http://www.kayalortho.com/
Dr. Ronna has been part of the medical team for several NYC marathons, 1988 pre-Olympic games, The Fourth All African games in Nairobi, Kenya, the World Games in Rome, Italy, and the Can-Am Rugby tournament in Lake Placid. It is in this capacity that she is able to put her knowledge of lower extremity biomechanics and first hand experience as a dancer together to bring outstanding care to young aspiring dancers.
About Kayal Orthopaedic Center, PC
Kayal Orthopaedic Center, PC (http://www.kayalortho.com) is home to an elite team of surgeons who are fully committed to skillful, restorative patient care. Each physician is a leader in their field, delivering the finest in orthopaedic treatment, sports medicine expertise and musculoskeletal disease management.
The Kayal Orthopaedic Center team is proud to be included on NJTopDocs.com (http://www.njtopdocs.com/
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Dr. Theresa Ronna