Could I be permanently injured?!

by Liv Powell
(Liverpool, England)

Hi so a few months ago I was stretching my splits, I've never been too flexible but I try! I was stretching my scorpian and decided to push myself a bit further and I heard a tearing sound. I was crying in pain I thought I had torn something so I rested from dance for a few weeks! I have my right leg split but my left won't happen! I can barely stretch my leg in front in ballet! Does anyone know what could have happened or how to fix it?! Thankyou, liv

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Jan 07, 2016
Maria's reply
by: Maria

Dear Liv,

It is not possible to tell what happened to you without a clinical examination. You may have had a muscle tear, but no one can tell by hearing your story only. Just don’t panic. It doesn’t have to be a permanent injury and it may just take some time to recover.

I strongly recommend you to visit a doctor and follow medical instructions. No comment in the web will ever replace that.

If you wish to inform yourself about muscle tears or other dance injuries, you should read the following page of our website:

Common Dance Injuries

Warm regards,


Jan 08, 2016
thank you
by: liv

Thankyou! I'll ask my doctor for advice, the link you sent was really helpful

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