Does pole dance hurt?

Pole dancing develops the trunk of the body along with the strength of the upper and lower body. And while there are risks, the most common of which are bruises, skin burns and shoulder problems from hanging on one arm, they don't outweigh the reward. In short, the answer is yes, pole dancing stops hurting. It will always hurt, but the more you do it, the more your nerve endings will get used to it and the more tolerable it will be.

Some of the more advanced students in my study are still having trouble running errands, which I found very comforting because I wasn't the only one who had problems with it. The fact is that the knee is one of the most commonly injured joints due to its wide range of motion. There are four ligaments around the joint that can be strained or torn when performing certain movements. If adequate measures are not taken to protect the knees before and after pole dancing, as with any exercise that is based on the knees, it could be concluded that pole dancing is bad for the knees.

We'll start with the shoulders because they get injured very often when pole dancing, usually due to lack of commitment. An unspoken aspect of pole dancing is the stinging sensation on the inside of the skin known as a “bar burn”. If you want to know everything about the best knee pads for pole dancers that also offer grip, anti-slip and protection, read this post. As a general guide, here are some of the most common pole dancing injuries and their approximate rest times depending on severity.

I feel like my pole trip is about learning new movements, feeling that they are incredibly painful, making them tolerable (or even unimportant) and then moving on to the next painful movement. The body has to adapt to the challenge of any sport no matter what you do and, in the world of pole dancing, your skin must adapt along with your muscular strength. Similarly, there are pole dancers who can barely touch the pole without feeling pain at first. For beginners, having the scissor bar placed above the pole or down the pole (as shown in the image on the left) will definitely help the inner part of the thighs to be strengthened and desensitized.

Whether you're hanging face down, doing a routine on the floor, or using your legs to grab the cane and go around, it's important to keep them protected. You know that you should fully and completely rest from the pole during your recovery period, as you may not be able to continue in the event of a severe muscle tear. Then repeat this action with scissors on your legs so that the right leg is raised and shifting your weight to the left hip, making the cane press firmly against the inner thigh of the right leg. Making sure to warm up your knees before practicing is another great way to protect them from damage while you're pole dancing.

A time-tested remedy for these polar kisses is arnica gel, which can help alleviate the pain and visual signs of bruising.