Main Foot Problems Caused by Pointe Shoes
- Broken/cracked/bruised toenails: Caused by toe nails that are too long. Or ill fitting shoes where the toes are free to bang around inside the shoe whilst dancing.
- Blisters: caused by the shoe rubbing on the toes and side of foot.
- Bunions: caused by too narrow shoes and from being en pointe over a long period of time.
- Callouses/corns: Caused by the continuous rubbing of the shoe against the feet and toes. Dancers leave callouses to grow as they prevent the dancer getting blisters.
- Severe Bruising to feet: Caused from being on pointe as the pull of gravity pulls more weight onto the toes.
- Stress Fracture: Caused by the pull of gravity whilst en pointe.
|The viewer can clearly see the imprint of the pointe shoes rim around the front of the foot, as well as callouses and broken nails.|
|Blisters can be seen on the big and little toes as well as a bunion forming. The toes are red and irritated|
|Again an imprint from the rim of the pointe shoe can be seen. Bruising can be clearly seen.|
|Cuts and blisters can be seen all over the foot from the pointe shoe rubbing.|
All of these injuries will have to be taken into account when I create my film.