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Ankle and feet pain while doing Insanity
Ankle and feet pain while doing Insanity
insanity ankle ankles feet hurt
5/13/12 1:02 PM
Hi, I've just stared doing Insanity for about a week now, the first week was extremly hard, and then my body adjusted to the work out after a couple days. Anyways, the first 4 days my feet and ankles didn't hurt at all, and then after 4 days, my ankle and feet started to hurt. I had to stop more often now, and not because I was out of breath or tired like I was within the first 4 days but because of the pain. What can I do to modify my workout so I the pain wont hurt so bad?? I would love to loose weight and tone up, but I feel like this is stopping me. Please help =)
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RE: Ankle and feet pain while doing Insanity
5/14/12 7:02 AM as a reply to bgirlpeace23.
What type of shoes are you wearing, there are other posts from people with this same issue and the responses are normally all the same, if you are wearing running sure you might want to try some shoes with a little more support as the running shoes have a little more give and flex than other. Perhaps going with a pair of cross-trainers or even hitting a store that custom fits shoes and tell them what you are running into and they may have an insert that can add additional support and shock protection to help bring the pain down.
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RE: Ankle and feet pain while doing Insanity
5/14/12 9:46 AM as a reply to bgirlpeace23.
I had the same issue, but after going to get fitted, my feet feel a million times better! You need that support for all the plyo. Good luck!! Ice those feet and get some new shoes.
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RE: Ankle and feet pain while doing Insanity
5/15/12 1:22 PM as a reply to bgirlpeace23.
Additionally to the great advice you already got: You can go and buy a plyometric mat or any mat that provides a bit of buffer (even a carpet which is a bit on the thicker side helps too).

Be careful though. Give it a bit of a rest if it's really painful to not make it worse emoticon
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RE: Ankle and feet pain while doing Insanity
5/16/12 3:03 PM as a reply to bgirlpeace23.
I'm in the same boat as you. I was SO bummed out when I got tendonitis in my ankle. I was going strong on day 17 of Insanity and was determined to finish. The injury really depressed me for a bit.

I talked to my doctor and several other people on these message boards and in my personal life, and the responses were unanimous. If something feels wrong, listen to your body and stop. It's better to miss a few days of Insanity to rest up than it is to miss weeks or more due to a more serious injury.

In terms of modifying Insanity, I can't imagine a way to modify it enough so that you'll still get a good exercise without stress on your joints, muscles and tendons. If something is hurting (not the good kind of hurting), I highly recommend taking it seriously.

I decided to rest my ankles and ice them daily. I have been swimming at my local gym and using the elliptical trainer as well. It's not as fun as Insanity, but it's good exercise.

I have since gotten fitted for solid cross-trainers and am purchasing a shock-absorbing mat (high quality) to give my joints a break. My ankles are feeling much better, but I'm going to make sure the pain is GONE before I try any high-impact exercise.

It's also possible that your ankles and feet simply need some muscle development before they can handle such a high-intensity exercise. If you do decide to rest your body, I would highly advise doing some sort of ankle exercises to strengthen the area around the joints to prevent further injury. But I have to stress that I am not a doctor and know nothing about the details of your pain. Talking to your doctor or a sports medicine specialist is a good idea.

It sucks to be forced to stop any of the Beachbody programs. They're exciting, and being part of the Beachbody community is great, but take it from me, NOTHING is worth injuring yourself. Insanity and all the Beachbody workouts are about taking care of your body, not harming it. As Shaun T says, "I'm not trying to hurt you, I'm just trying to make you better."
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RE: Ankle and feet pain while doing Insanity
5/28/14 10:29 AM as a reply to FitWithJeff.
FitWithJeff, thank you for your post! I am experiencing extreme ankle pain and trying to decide whether I should take a break for a few days. It sounds like I should listen to my ankles and prevent an injury. Thanks for the helpful advice!
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RE: Ankle and feet pain while doing Insanity
5/28/14 10:59 AM as a reply to Jangle.
Jangle:
FitWithJeff, thank you for your post! I am experiencing extreme ankle pain and trying to decide whether I should take a break for a few days. It sounds like I should listen to my ankles and prevent an injury. Thanks for the helpful advice!


Any time a person is experiencing "extreme pain" it's time to take a break and reassess.
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