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  • Bruises

    Posted by RedBeauty on March 5, 2009 at 12:44 am

    When i lift myself up by my leg/foot also using my arms i end up with bruises on the top of my feet…is that normal???? Or am i just doing something wrong??

    RoxyPink replied 15 years, 1 month ago 7 Members · 10 Replies
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  • Trena

    March 5, 2009 at 1:10 am

    This is completely normal and it will get better the more you do it. I bruise quite easily but I use arnica and that helps

  • RedBeauty

    March 5, 2009 at 2:27 am

    What is arnica???

  • Rouge_LAmour

    March 5, 2009 at 4:54 am

    Arnica is about to become your BFF, with better staying power than Paris or any other schleb.

    Arnica is a herbal / homeopathic remedy that assists with the dissipation of bruising and healing soft tissue.
    It can also help with bone injuries too, I took it when I fractured my radial head (ball joint in elbow).

    Taken internally as tablets or drops, or as a cream externally, or both in acute cases, it will help with the healing from bruises, strains, sprains, dislocations and breaks.

    It’s our first line of defense at the studio, whenever anyone is injured, we give them 2 arnica tablets and at the end of class, they get cream to rub on the injury.

    Try a health food shop or pharmacy / chemist / drugstore for it.

  • Trena

    March 5, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    Ha thanks Rouge for the explanation, u put it better than I would have!

  • RedBeauty

    March 5, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Thank you so much!!

  • SaschaPoles

    March 5, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    bruises are DEFINITELY part of the process, i used to take pictures o all the crazy bruises i’d get just cuz some of them were insanely big! its just part of learning, eventually you wont bruise as much

  • LittleMissLola

    March 8, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    I don’t use anything on my bruises, they’re my trophies!

    Seriously, if something hurt me, then I want to be able to say "I hurt myself, can you see the pain, look how big the bruise is!"

  • Foxy_Rei

    March 13, 2009 at 1:26 am

    I’ve only been pole dancing a week and I have bruises on my left shin, ribs, and my right thigh, inside of knee, and hip. And I don’t bruise easily, either!

  • Rouge_LAmour

    March 13, 2009 at 4:56 am

    Jacq, get arnica, stat.

    It really is the best thing ever.

  • RoxyPink

    March 13, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    I finally broke down and got some last night! I’ve been working on a knee hold and knee blocker and it looks like someone hit me with a bat….

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