I need your help!
Madame is always very specific about making us really work through our feet in class – rolling deliberately through tendus, maintaining a nice high demi-pointe, and being aware of how our toes grab the floor. These are things that I heard in my first few months of class, but didn’t really understand what they meant. it has only been in the last couple of weeks that I can tell that I am articulating and using my feet.
Because they hurt! The morning after class, my feet feel sore and crampy and weak. They become fatigued during other activities that I never thought about before. In short, I am using new muscles, and the muscles are trying to get used to being used. This is good news since I think it means I’m finally working the way I should be.
But here’s where I need the help. It seems harder to get over this particular muscles soreness, and it’s so unique because your feet are in use constantly. How do you treat your sore feet?? Any advice would be appreciated!