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How to get back to ballerina after injury?

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My great grandma, my grandma, and my mother were all ballerinas and it just happened that I did dance to. I am 15 years old, I am on my school drill team, and in competitive studio. I had been taking Pointe for about 2-3 years and then I got injured. I broke the top arch of my foot which required surgery. I was out for about 6 months till i was back with jazz. Every time I put on my pointe shoes, my heart starts racing and I get anxious. I can not focus and I try to dance, but it just does not work. It’s just not the same anymore. is there any advice you can give me to help me get back on track? I really cannot lose my career at 15 years old. Please help me.

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  1. Sash

      Ballet is one of the most beautiful forms of dancing and even trained ballerinas who contort their bodies often run a risk of bodily injury, including stress fractures and sprains. The most important thing I can suggest you is to stay positive. You can go to the doctor to get medical clearance and to make sure it is safe for you to be doing Pointe work. Plus i would suggest that you stay positive through these series of disappointments and indulge in some physical sports such as racing and cycling to get the strength back. It seems to be quite a serious injury that you had, so I would not suggest rushing back into Pointe ballet work so soon.
    Also explain your doctor about the pressure points that are the demands of Pointe work, and get his or her clearance to begin again. The last thing you want is to injure yourself again.
    I wish you all the luck.

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