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Other potential problems include strained tendons, exacerbated by overly-tight muscles, and back problems, which can be caused by lack of core strength, tightness in other body parts (particularly the feet and hip flexors), poor technique-even over-compensation for other injuries. "Dancers have a high tolerance for pain, but sometimes that can work against you," says Maureen Kreuser, a Chicago-based naprapath (a therapist who manipulates the body's connective tissues, particularly the ligaments surrounding joints) with training in several types of alternative medicine.
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