Why do dancers typically get growing pains?



Lots of women and kids in between the ages of 10 and 16 may be experiencing pain related to their development. Regrettably as we grow, all the action occurs at the growth plates in our bones, and it does take some time for the muscles, ligaments and nerves to adapt to their new positions. This suggests that hamstrings that were enabling you to get into the divides easily three months ago might be a little short for the new leg they are connected to! As tempting as it is to stretch them out continuously, it is also a time when we have to be really mindful about just how much, and how hard we stretch.

Regrettably, a great deal of your muscles attach to the bones right on the growth plate. For instance, the tendon that connects your knee cap to your lower leg does so right on the growth plate of your tibia (shin bone). Your hamstrings likewise attach to a softer bit of bone at the base of your hips. If you stretch too intensely, or are pressed into a stretch by someone else (try and prevent this wherever possible) you can actually pull the muscles where it connects onto the bone, and even pull a little piece of the bone away. This is called an avulsion injury. Where your hamstrings connect (up under your bottom) is an actually typical location for this to occur specifically if you are pressed into the divides. Try and feel any stretching in the center parts of your hamstrings, specifically if you know you are having a duration of growth. If you are aiming to regain your versatility, make certain you focus on all the other muscles of the leg and hips rather than pressing into the divides.

The way the muscle connects into the growth plates can trigger a few various problems if you are doing a great deal of sports including leaping and running like dancing. This is why a great deal of girls and kids who dance get issue with their knees around this time. If a muscle is acting tough and one end of it is attached to a development plate, the consistent pulling can intensify the development plate and you can get a fair bit of pain.

Osgood-Schlatters Disease is a typical kind of growing pain that is brought on by overuse. If you have discomfort below the knee cap, and you believe it may be the growth plates you might be experiencing this syndrome and ought to visit your physio therapist for management. Use rest, ice, compression, and elevation to settle any sudden boosts in pain. If you are having more random discomforts during the night, and the discomfort is more above the knee joint, it may be at the development plate. Make sure that when it has actually been aching you do refrain from doing too much jumping or strong stretching.

If you do have relentless pains in the knees, it is best to see a sports physiotherapist (physical therapist), ideally one that specialises in dancers, as they can reveal you exercises and taping strategies to decrease the pain.



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