Ok so I’ve been toting these tennis balls around in my dance bag for like evar, after reading somewhere that Real Ballerinas tote tennis balls around in their bags,
And every now and then after class I might pull one out and kinda half-assedly roll it around under-foot while thinking, ‘omg I’m such a ballerina right now’ and then throw it back in the bag.
Haven’t been to class this week, have been getting my pimp-stroll on instead.
Aka limping outrageously. Fabulaously! Gettin’ limpy wit it!
Anyway, Saturday morning I had a spare five minutes and had just read this comment on my previous post,
One thing that happens after an injury is that the surrounding muscles get tight perhaps because the body’s trying to protect itself. If it’s not too painful, try to get the muscles above and below the injured area massaged or somehow worked on (like with a foam roller or a hard ball). Tendons and ligaments don’t stretch, so when they hurt, that means something that is normally stretchy is pulling on them, and that usually means tight muscles.
So I went and got one of the ridiculous tennis balls and rolled it all around and was like, “whatever I’m not convinc-Woah!”
Dude, Gentle Reader, the place where the muscles of the lower leg attach, like at the outside of the just-below-knee area, was all like, “oh! Me me me! Roll here!”
It felt amazing, but even better: I got distracted, got up, and walked across the room like a normal person.
No limp, no pimp-swag.