Ballroom Dance > sore dancer survival kit

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by fascination, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    what's in yours?

    bengay, box-o wine
  2. stash

    stash Well-Known Member

    Advil---lots and lots and did I lots? of Advil.
    Blister Band-Aids
  3. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    oh...liquid skin...and stretchy wrap...and ankle tape...very very rarely advil gel tabs...also like to have vicks and ear plugs and a heating pad on hand whenever possible, but they are all secondary to bengay and wine...I can get through almost anything on bengay and wine
  4. jiwinco

    jiwinco Active Member

    Band aids, knee wraps, Advil, Voltaren gel (darn knees), more Advil...
  5. billman

    billman Active Member

    Advil, red wine for the evening... white for the day. KT tape. New Skin, and a gift certificate to the nearest massage place.
  6. singndance

    singndance Well-Known Member

    A little orange roller thingy, like a foam roller, but this one is foam quilted on the outside and hollow on the inside. It is small enough to pack in my suitcase. Also epsom salts for soaking crampy feet. And Biofreeze.
  7. dancerdol

    dancerdol Member

    Tennis ball to roll under sore feet, peppermint foot lotion travel size, flat shoes for after dancing, yoga toes (wonderful to stretch sore feet but, where for short time only) ankle wrap, Motrin....
  8. mindputtee

    mindputtee Well-Known Member

    Lots of bandaids- two of the last three competitions I went to ended with bleeding feet.
    Stretchy wrap tape- I just discovered this and need to buy more. A good amount of that and there's no chance of blisters.
    Squooshy (and that's a scientific term) socks and fur lined comfy boots- for as soon as I can take my shoes off.
    Advil- (rarely)
    A partner that has massage skills.
  9. Yanou

    Yanou Member

    Percussion massager and somewhat regular deep tissue massage.
  10. latingal

    latingal Well-Known Member

    ummm....could you send me one please???

    for me:
    - arnica gel
    - tape and bandaids
    - foot pads
    - foot spa
    - hot/cold packs
    - advil/aspirin
    - massage ball
    - foam roller
    - candy....LOL!
  11. latingal

    latingal Well-Known Member

    oh....and deep tissue, osteopathic, nkt and ART specialists and a rolfer

    geez, I'm falling apart....
  12. TinyDancer109

    TinyDancer109 Well-Known Member

    - "newskin" liquid bandage is at the top of my list. i always apply to the problem areas of my blistered feet and it works splendidly in protecting them (and healing them if you already have blisters or cuts).

    -flip flops.
  13. nucat78

    nucat78 Active Member

    Seltzer, rum, lime, fresh mint, sugar.
  14. skwiggy

    skwiggy Well-Known Member

    Wine, stretching, Biofreeze, wine, Arnica, wine, stretching, yoga toes, wine, stretching, and wine. :)
  15. scullystwin42

    scullystwin42 Well-Known Member

    HA! DING DING DING, we have a winner!
  16. hereKittyKitty

    hereKittyKitty Administrator Staff Member

    I don't need to retype- I'll just quote you!
  17. Purr

    Purr Well-Known Member

    Cold pack

    What helps most: rest
  18. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

  19. Yana

    Yana Member

    Stretching, icing, ice/heat therapy, deep tissue massage...
  20. debmc

    debmc Well-Known Member

    Ice packs in fridge at all times, brace for elbow when I get tendonitis, brace for knee when I get tendonitis, brace to strap ice on areas that I get tendonitis in, Tylenol in purse, dance bag and at home, heating pads for muscle spasms, good stretching dvd's, yoga toes, foot soak thingie with epsom salts, lotions and scrub, file for calluses, pads for ball of foot to slide in to dance shoes, prescriptions for muscle relaxers, lido derm patches and emergency pain meds.... did I forget anything?

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