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Injury During Plyometrics
Injury During Plyometrics
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11/4/12 12:17 PM
hey, i started P90X before for and did the program for two and a half weeks in which i lost 4kg (although im back to my original weight of 80kg) but during that time i did the program barefeet and somehow hurt my left foot during plyo, long story short its been months and the pain is still there. Any ideas on what i can do about it? emoticon

ill be restarting on the 5/11/2012

my stats : male
16 yrs
6'0" / 183cm
176lbs / 80kg
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RE: Injury During Plyometrics
11/4/12 2:41 PM as a reply to DrEfosa96.
Hi,

I experimented with doing P90X while barefoot so I can relate to the pain issue lol However, if your still having pain and have been resting it I would definitely check with your doctor. Once you get the clear to go ahead with the program, then restart but this time with a good pair of shoes. Barefoot training is largely overrated IMO. I hope this helps. Good luck!

Regards,

Steve
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RE: Injury During Plyometrics
11/5/12 2:43 PM as a reply to DrEfosa96.
I hurt the arch of my foot by running too hard on the balls of my feet, and I could always feel a "twinge" in that area, even 2 months after not running. I hit up the physiotherapist (which I would suggest doing), and they actually attributed the twinge to weak hip muscles (not just a "foot injury"). After 3 weeks of simple hip strength exercises, the twinge is gone and I'm on week 3 of P90X wearing fivefinger "minimalist" shoes (promotes foot strength and leg strength, yet requires a slow approach to avoid injury), and my feet are great.

I'd suggest seeing a specialist, as in a physiotherapist, and follow their instructions. Don't rush into any major workouts until your body is 100% ready for it, there's no benefit to hurting yourself further!
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11/5/12 3:09 PM as a reply to riseabovefitness.
this is a great case study in why it's really important to find a qualified person to diagnose and treat your sports injuries. I was once hospitalized with clear symptoms of a heart attack. Shooting pain down my left arm, tightness in chest, trouble breathing.... After getting cleared by an EKG and all the other bells and whistles, it took visits to 3 different doctors to learn it was a pinched nerve in my neck and that physical therapy was the prescription.


17yearslater:
I hurt the arch of my foot by running too hard on the balls of my feet, and I could always feel a "twinge" in that area, even 2 months after not running. I hit up the physiotherapist (which I would suggest doing), and they actually attributed the twinge to weak hip muscles (not just a "foot injury"). After 3 weeks of simple hip strength exercises, the twinge is gone and I'm on week 3 of P90X wearing fivefinger "minimalist" shoes (promotes foot strength and leg strength, yet requires a slow approach to avoid injury), and my feet are great.

I'd suggest seeing a specialist, as in a physiotherapist, and follow their instructions. Don't rush into any major workouts until your body is 100% ready for it, there's no benefit to hurting yourself further!
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RE: Injury During Plyometrics
11/6/12 11:59 AM as a reply to DrEfosa96.
thanks guys ill be sure to get it checked out, and ill try to get some specialised shoes aswell
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RE: Injury During Plyometrics
11/7/12 6:49 PM as a reply to CoachSteveStC.
CoachSteveStC:
Hi,

Barefoot training is largely overrated IMO.



There is a large volume of literature on barefoot and minimalist running, and the benefits thereof. I did P90x 4 times in vibram 5 fingers, and it was great for the calves.

On what basis do you suggest that it is overrated?
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RE: Injury During Plyometrics
11/8/12 12:47 AM as a reply to Turbodoc.
Turbodoc:
CoachSteveStC:
Hi,

Barefoot training is largely overrated IMO.



There is a large volume of literature on barefoot and minimalist running, and the benefits thereof. I did P90x 4 times in vibram 5 fingers, and it was great for the calves.

On what basis do you suggest that it is overrated?


I think it might be caused by it's "go minimalist or go home" persona that some people that use them developed, that others may be defensive about. There is definitely extensive literature, education and case studies supporting minimalist running and walking.

People just don't like to be told that what they've chosen or like to do, could be harmful or less beneficial, or even "wrong". To each their own, though.

As I mentioned earlier, if people do jump into minimalist footwear, be sure to break them in, take your time, no need to unnecessary injury or strain. New muscles being used!

Cheers
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