Sports Medicine Association Singapore (SMAS) is the professional organisation for Sports Medicine and Sports Science professionals in Singapore. Its members represent and embody the multi-disciplinary spirit that its key to the speciality and includes physicians, physiotherapists, podiatrists, exercise physiologists, sports scientist, sports nutritionists, sports psychologists and sports surgeons, in one integrated community.

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Oh the coveted pointe shoes. After years of hard work, it is every little ballerina’s dream to be told by the teacher that they are ready to start pointe. Yet we have all heard stories the likes of Black Swan (the movie), with dancers having blisters and losing their toenails from the torture of pointe work. This article hopefully provides some insights into what exactly are these special shoes, and how do we reduce incidences of bloody toes. Why do dancers wear pointe shoes? The simplest answer is to look nice, but