Treatment for Dance
Related Injuries

Orthopaedic specialists for dance injuries

The Capital Orthopaedics team is focused on providing the right diagnosis and most effective treatment for all injuries in professional and recreational dancers.

We have decades of experience in understanding the particular stresses placed on a dancer’s body – and the importance of building physical resilience into treatment plans.

Our aim is to get you back to peak fitness in the shortest time possible, while preventing future injuries.

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Why Choose Capital Orthopaedics?

Working within The Cromwell HospitalBasinghall Clinic and The Platinum Health Centre, we offer state-of-the-art diagnostics equipment, dedicated physiotherapy centres, innovative surgical procedures and highly experienced orthopaedic and sports medicine professionals.

Led by internationally renowned consultant orthopaedic surgeon, Simon Moyes, the Capital Orthopaedics team includes expert surgeons, anaesthetists, radiologists, nurses, physiotherapists and sports medicine specialists.

Dance Injuries We Treat

Some of the most common dance injuries we treat include:

Hip injuries

Diagnosing and treating all hip conditions, from soft tissue repair to joint reconstruction. Dance-related conditions include:

  • hip impingement
  • hip flexor tendonitis
  • labral tears
  • hip bursitis
  • sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • foot and ankle injuries
  • impact and repetitive movements such as pointing toes, as well as tight shoes lead to a number of common problems. Some of the conditions we treat:

Footballer’s ankle / anterior impingement

  • achilles tendonitis
  • hallux rigidus
  • morton’s neuroma
  • bunions
  • ankle sprains
  • great toe problems

Knee injuries

Sudden twisting movements and repeated impact with a poor shock absorption techniques can lead to knee problems. Our team treats the condition and provides rehabilitation and guidance in technique to prevent future injury. Typical injuries include:

  • patellofemoral / anterior knee pain syndrome
  • meniscus tears
  • patellar tendinitis

Stress fractures

Repeated impact can lead to tiny cracks in your bones. We offer bone scans as well as x-rays to ensure correct diagnosis of this problem. Stress fractures can usually be treated with rest, anti inflammatories and physiotherapy with a focus on correcting poor technique. They usually occur in:

  • metatarsals (foot bones)
  • tibia (shin splints)
  • sesamoids (bones at the ball of your foot)
  • lumbar spine (lower back)
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