Dancing on pointe is hard — very hard. Dancers train for years to place all of their weight on their toes as they dance on pointe, and they’re expected to train at this for hours upon hours, each week, and ultimately perform.
What do ballerina’s feet look like?
Blisters, bunions, corns, and ingrown nails are common problems that occur when dancing on pointe, but they can be greatly exacerbated if untreated. This brings us to the main reason why ballet dancers’ feet go through so much damage.