Madison been doing dance since she was 2 and she started pointe at 6. She gets bad bruses on her feet and sores from her point shoes. I know there isn't really anything to do but what can I put on her feet to make them feel better and make the sores better. I been telling her to clean the sores and bandge it. Then sometimes we put medicane, Is there anything else I can try?

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I know nothing about dance, but I would suggest give her a rest from dance until her feet have healed. When our horses are sore we rest them until they are no longer sore (to prevent further damage), I would use the same logic with your daughter's feet.



BTW. You have your posting the wrong way round, put the short sentence in the subject header and type the paragraphs in the section underneath. It makes it easier for the reader.

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Also her blisters and sores need to dry out. Have them exposed to air when she is home. It will toughen her feet up and she will get calluses eventually. DON'T put medicine on her toes and feet, wrap the in bandaids then put the point shoes on. They will never heal, and the blisters and sores will actually get worse. Just the bandaid or better yet, the correct white tape to protect from more rubbing against the point shoe. Don't put ointment on before she puts her point shoe on. It will cause more slipping and rubbing. But if she is no longer on point, you should not have to worry. Sorry your posts are misleading and confusing.

Jodi - posted on 11/02/2012

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So if you aren't letting her do pointe this year, then why ask a question about the pain she is getting from pointe? Your question makes no sense.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 11/02/2012

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She may not have problems with her feet now, but she will later on in life. I have problems with my feet, and I started at the proper age. It happens, but hopefully hers will not be worse than normal for starting so soon. Seriously, way to soon.





It may have been her dream, but she was a little girl who just wanted to wear point shoes. You are not necessarily the one who made the mistake. The dumbass teacher did. She had no right to do that. She clearly has no idea what she is doing. Make sure you get her into a reputable school with highly trained teachers. Ballet schools don't usually do competitions. They do performances. You become part of the company. At her age, she should already be performing core. Sorry if I came down hard on you. I am passionate about Ballet, and grew up with it. I mean literally was in my mothers womb at 7 months while she was still performing. I have met so many girls with piss poor training, and had terrible teachers that my haunches were already up. It was not made to make you feel bad, it was venting about a terrible teacher that put a 6 year old on point. Unreal.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 11/02/2012

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WTF?!? She started point at 6???? Take her the hell out of that school cause they don't know what they are doing! My mother was a professional dancer with NYCB and owned her own school for YEARS! They do NOT start point until 11-12 or older to ensure your feet have had time to grow properly, and to make sure you have the proper training to even ATTEMPT point! Get her the hell OUT of there!

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Megan - posted on 11/03/2012

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Ya sorry its confussing she just got off point. Its been a 3 weeks since she got off. I put this post out because her feet are still sore from the point shoes and its hard for her to dance. And she wants to start again soon so I thought I better get ready.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 11/03/2012

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Well, if she IS on point, which by your post it is directly asking about point shoe and pain, I have already given some suggestions about that. Hope it works.

Megan - posted on 11/02/2012

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She doesn't go to a ballet school. She does all types of dance and she on the competition team at the studio. This year she doing ballet, tap, jazz, clogging, hip hop and lyrical. She wants to go to a ballet school but since we just moved so I told her she could tryout for one of the competition team at a studio. When she did take pointe she took special classes were it was just her and the teacher. She is a little bit sad she doesn't get to do it and this year I am not letting her do pointe. She did start out this doing it and then I moved her to clogging because of her feet and I thought it was time for a break. I don't think if we ever move back to Texas she will be going back to that dance studio.

Megan - posted on 11/02/2012

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She is out of the dance studio because we move and now is in a differant one. The one she being going to since to was 2 thought she had so much grace and talent that maybe they could try. She really hasn't had any problems with her feet, she just been getting sores like any dancer. I was a dancer and I don't think I started pointe until I was 16 because I started dance at 8. At the time I wouldn't let her do it because I afraid of her breaking or hurting her self. It took me 2 months before I could say yes and yes I did think I made a mistake. But the first time I sall her perform with point shoes on I was amazed! I know I probably look like a bad mother but at the time she look beatiful and I never seen her so happy and she was a happy kid. I know it will probaby ruin her feet and I geuss at the time I din't think about it. Big mistake and I feel bad! Madison says she glad I let her do it because pointe was a dream for her and she said to her she feels its worth it because she got to say she got on pointe at 6 she feels strong and she hopes she can still do it. Now that make me feel bad and I feel like a bad mother but I geuss we all make mistakes.

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Also, expect her to have very bad feet when she is older. Dancers do typically, but especially since she started on point so young. I am appalled.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 11/02/2012

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I don't trust your childs teacher and I don't even know her. I would rip her out of that school so fast and make that teachers head spin.



She can soak her feet in epsom salt, use lambswool or various other kinds of padding for the point shoes that are sold now, and maybe the point shoe that she has is to hard for her feet. I used to use Blocks, at the time they were the hardest shoes...but I needed them cause I went through a pair per week. I would take her to a reputable dance store that the people know what they are talking about and have her properly fitted. Unfortunately, blisters and sores are a trademark of dancer feet. ( I would also have the store or whoever double check and make sure the ribbons and elastic is being sowed on properly and she is tying the right. If her teacher taught her, I certainly would be double checking because clearly she has no clue)



She can also soak her feet in ice. Bandages on her toes before she puts her point shoes on, and always make sure her toes are painted to help keep healthy toe nails...and trim nails.

Megan - posted on 11/02/2012

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She 12 now but her teacher had her start at 6. She been doing pointe since she was 6 and competition dance at 6.

Michelle - posted on 11/02/2012

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your daughter is 6 years old and on pointe that is way to young to be in pointe shoes it will ruin her feet. Toe shoes are not meant to be worn until a child is at least 12 sometimes older depending on strength in the ankles and other issues with the feet. I am really hoping that 6 is a misprint because if she really is 6 you need to find a new ballet teacher one who actually knows what they are doing. I was a ballet teacher for over 20 years and I would never let anyone younger than 12 have pointe shoes. Now if she is older there are a few things you can do either toe pads for in the shoe or lambs wool will help, also I have found a bandaid where the shoe likes to rub helps as well.

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