Tag: shin splints

Joshua Honrado working with a patient.

Tips For Preventing and Managing Shin Splints

Chelsea Hoy, an associate artistic director and performer with Trinity Irish Dance Company, has battled shin splints throughout her career. She says the condition, which manifests as pain down the front of the lower leg, was most bothersome during the two-hour performances that comprise the company’s multicity tours. “You’re in your Irish soft shoes soaring […]

Why You Shouldn't Ignore Your Least-Loved Body Parts

We’ve all felt nagging pains in our lower backs, necks and shins—and we’ve all ignored them. It’s easy for dancers to chalk these seemingly minor afflictions up to nothing more than #dancerprobz. But there comes a point when it’s time to stop pretending everything’s fine. “Most bigger dance injuries occur because of overuse, so dancers […]

How to Treat and Prevent Shin Splints

You’ve just completed petit allégro—and you want to scream. Your shins ache so much that you don’t think you can do another jeté, ever. What’s this debilitating pain? It’s probably shin splints. “Shin splints” is the general term for pain around the tibia and fibula—the bones at the front of your leg that run from […]