Injured - how long will it take to heal?

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Dancer

Australia

#1 Jun 12, 2007
I have injured my leg doing the splits (i wasn't warm enough- this is a lesson that I have learned to WARM UP- no one else should have to learn this lesson!) I was doing the splits without being warm enough and my back leg muscle is injured. I rested it for a week and tried to do the splits for a show, but it hurt so much and i couldnt get nearly close enough (when I can usually do them!) I (sadly) had to do jazz splits instead. I was first injured last Monday. My questions are: how long will it take to heal, should i dance in the healing period, and if so, how much should i do, and will my leg be even more flexible after it has healed.
NB: I realise no one can tell for sure, as it is up to an individual, but please answer my questions to the best of your abilites!
a dancer

Canada

#2 Jun 21, 2007
o my gosh,the EXACT same thing happened to me last week!! i was injured in the same place, and...unfortunately, im not sure how to heal it. im gonna go get it checked up next week...i hope it isnt anything serious.I thought they would heal in one weeks time and tried to do that split again but i can get about 5 cm from the splits and it starts getting that painful feeling again =(
Dancer

Adelaide, Australia

#3 Jun 22, 2007
oh really!:( well i did heal, after a week of rest. then i tried to do the splits again (after warming up)...i managed, but the next day when i tried, the same muscle was hurting again! that means more rest, and with exams just around the corner...

let this be a lesson to me and everyone else- WARM UP!!!!
a dancer

Canada

#4 Jun 23, 2007
yes now i always warm up! and i'm also paranoid that im gonna injure myself again i think i need to relax and just WARM UP =D
Dancer

Australia

#5 Jun 23, 2007
me too oh well you learn from mistakes i guess.
a young dancer

Flat Rock, NC

#6 Jul 16, 2007
at nationals the other week i did my right split and i heard something pop in my leg. i started feeling the pain from the inner lower part of my butt and the pain went all the way down to behind my knee. i wanna know what i did exactly to my leg and how long it will take to heal and if ill be able to kick as high and do my splits again without the pain this is going on my 2nd wk and ive been tryin to stretch it but it still hurts im going to be makin an appointment with my doctor cuz i have a show coming up in like a week and i need to be better by then..
a dancer

Canada

#7 Jul 17, 2007
it sort of sounds like the injury we were talking about in this conversation, but a pop? that seems odd... i would recommend you get it checked
Dancer

Morphett Vale, Australia

#8 Jul 18, 2007
yes you should definately see a doctor. also, talk to your dance teacher, as they genrally know about the muscles you need to use inn your legs and how to rest and care for them.

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Since: Jul 07

St. Petersburg, Florida

#9 Jul 21, 2007
A pop is not a good sound! You could have really injured your self! I would not recommend pushing your stretches until you see a doctor. I don't know but it sounds like you could have strand or ripped your muscle or tendon. The pop is a indicator of a possible tear. Just be careful! it could be nothing more than a pull but I would check it out. Tell you teacher/coach as well. Hope you all feel better!
Dancer

Australia

#10 Jul 22, 2007
don't keep trying to stretch until you see someone about it. it could make it worse, and then would take longer to heal.
Ballerina

West Hoxton, Australia

#11 Mar 8, 2008
OMG! i have the exact same issue, being a dancer i kinda forget to stretch coz of my busy schedule, so i was doing the splits without stretching or warming up, i then did them, but i felt the most awful pain eva on my butt, i straight away got up, and was like AAHHH!.. it was so uncomfortable i cud barely lift my leg, to make that worse (this happened on a monday) I had my ballet exams on a Thursday for grade 4. I totally freaked out. I went to the doctor and he sed i strained my muscle.. its been a week since and i can do my daily activities.. but i can't do the splits let alone do high kicks again..

Can someone help me!! What shud i do..?
No comment

Delta, Canada

#12 Jun 19, 2009
I did too. Except I was doing martial arts...It hasn't healed for 2 months and I am pretty worrid.
LiveLove

Girard, KS

#13 Sep 9, 2009
Dancer wrote:
I have injured my leg doing the splits (i wasn't warm enough- this is a lesson that I have learned to WARM UP- no one else should have to learn this lesson!) I was doing the splits without being warm enough and my back leg muscle is injured. I rested it for a week and tried to do the splits for a show, but it hurt so much and i couldnt get nearly close enough (when I can usually do them!) I (sadly) had to do jazz splits instead. I was first injured last Monday. My questions are: how long will it take to heal, should i dance in the healing period, and if so, how much should i do, and will my leg be even more flexible after it has healed.
NB: I realise no one can tell for sure, as it is up to an individual, but please answer my questions to the best of your abilites!
I did the same thing last year...went to the chiropractor and he said to just keep strecthing it. Went away and just recently i did it again, and idk what to do..i cheer and it hurts..
In Pain

Calgary, Canada

#14 Apr 1, 2010
I heard a pop on my butt and it hurts so bad. It got better like really slowly. It's been about a month now since it happened. I can't do the splits but can do high kicks so I think it will get better but needs a lot of rest.
Cheerleader

Houston, TX

#15 Apr 22, 2010
i hurt mine lastweek at tryouts and ive been able to do the splits ever since i was little i never learned how to do it i was born with it .. how do you cure it ?
a young dancer

United States

#16 May 6, 2010
i did that exact same thing! i didn't stretch enough and when i went down into the splits for my audition for my highschool's dance team, i felt a pop. it's the exact pain under my butt. i have no idea what it is! & i have that pain right now, and you're the first person that i've seen who went through it. it's been the same pain since about march, so it's been about 2 months, and i just made my highschool poms team... and i'm starting to get worried if i'll be flexible again...
a young dancer wrote:
at nationals the other week i did my right split and i heard something pop in my leg. i started feeling the pain from the inner lower part of my butt and the pain went all the way down to behind my knee. i wanna know what i did exactly to my leg and how long it will take to heal and if ill be able to kick as high and do my splits again without the pain this is going on my 2nd wk and ive been tryin to stretch it but it still hurts im going to be makin an appointment with my doctor cuz i have a show coming up in like a week and i need to be better by then..
Eva

Patras, Greece

#17 Jul 17, 2010
How you feel now???I think you must be much better-anyway when you have this kind of injury you have not to use the injured muscle!you can do anything else in dancing exept from these movements that hurt..the first think you can do IMMEDIATELLY is to put ice on the injured muscle!and ALWAYS use ice daily 3 times per day until it will be ok again!apart from that i suggest you do some physiotherapies!!!!it will heal sooner...and ask your doctor for advises!!!he knows YOUR personal case so he can give you the suitable treatement !and also use voltaren or muscoril or counterpain gel...your doctor will suggest you the most suitable if needed:):)
kelly

Levittown, NY

#18 Jul 28, 2010
the same exact thing happened to me i did a jump split during a performance and wasnt warmed up enough nd i could barely get up...nd here i am 3 months later.....yeah it got worse im getting it checked out because i cant stand it anymore...i would suggest to get it checked out nd not to do any more dancing until that so if it is anything that bada u dont add to the damage!!!
kelly

Levittown, NY

#19 Jul 28, 2010
Cheerleader wrote:
i hurt mine lastweek at tryouts and ive been able to do the splits ever since i was little i never learned how to do it i was born with it .. how do you cure it ?
omglike i said the same thing happened nd i am just like u with that ive been able to do splits forever nd i can but i cant do the kicks nd leaps i usually do because...i want it to heel but here i am 3 monthas later with the samee pain!!!
blair californiaaaa

Tampa, FL

#20 Aug 28, 2010
im a cheerleader and i did a split tonight and i heard and felt a pop in like my butt area. im 13 so im scared i did something bad.

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