Ballet is a performing art that can be dated back to the 15th century. It is now performed by highly trained dancer. The foot and lower limb of the ballet dancer are put under extreme pressure and the limitations of the ballet shoe make interventions difficult.
Training to be a ballet dancer starts early and there is a structured pathway that they follow. One of the most stressful aspects of the ballet dancer is the dancing en pointe or on the toes. Only those going on to a professional career should consider doing this.