Trust me, as someone with the experience of a reoccurring injury, it’s best to take your time and fix it properly the first time. This process can be insanely hard to have patience with unless you take a new approach. Here is what I mean.

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Move your focus to what you can do. Learn dance through other means and find other activities that don’t hurt. For example, you can learn terminology and history through books and videos. There’s so much to learn from just watching and listening to teachers and classmates. You can immerse yourself in the world of dance by watching videos, live performances or creating choreography in your head. You can cross train in Pilates, yoga or Gyrotonics and Elemental Body Alignment working the parts of your body that aren’t injured. Even just walking can be very beneficial to maintaining muscle tone.