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August 05, 2018
A history of “Dancing with the Stars” TV competition reads like a glossary of foot, ankle, knee, hip, and back injuries. Serious dancers are serious athletes, and participation rarely involves the benefit of the lightweight, sport-specific footwear that most athletes use. Whether professional or recreational, ballroom dancing takes its toll on participants’ feet and ankles. Injuries abound and chronic conditions go with the territory.
Ballroom dancing requires an entirely different wardrobe of shoes, for men and women. Men wear a fairly standard lace-up oxford, not unlike a regular dress shoe. Women’s dance shoes are heels, ranging in height from 1” – 3”, the standard being 2.5”. All dance shoes have thin, suede soles, to facilitate smooth gliding across the dance room floor. It’s no wonder ballroom dancers experience foot and ankle disorders, with so little support on such a hard surface. Although some women’s dance shoes boast built-in arch support or cushioning technology, ballroom dance instructors and studios recommend wearing orthotics.
The dedicated ballroom dancer needs orthotics custom-designed specifically for their individual feet, inserts that can accommodate their flat foot or too-high arch, or protect a budding neuroma. Without adequate support, dancers are at risk of falling victim to any of these common dance injuries:
Off-the-shelf, mass-produced orthotic inserts cannot provide the protection a ballroom dance athlete needs. Whether you want to safeguard against injuries or need extra support while recovering from one, custom-designed orthotics can fire up your foxtrot. Ask your podiatrist which style of orthotic is best for your dancing regimen, and choose from our many styles, including sport and high heel. Custom fit and order from the comfort of your home. Call 888-736-5964 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.