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Foot Pain during High Impact Moves (p90x)
Foot Pain during High Impact Moves (p90x)
foot pain
1/16/13 10:01 AM
I've only been doing p90x for a little over a week, but I've noticed some pain in my feet when doing the higher impact exercises. Does this sound like an injury, or more of a conditioning problem? Will it ease up with time, and what (if anything) should I do during the workouts to lessen the pain? I refuse to give up, so I need a solution. Thanks!
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RE: Foot Pain during High Impact Moves (p90x)
1/16/13 10:19 AM as a reply to KHurleyMA.
First off, good for you for having the right attitude! After doing p90x, Insanity, TurboFire, etc. the one big thing I've learned is that foot pain almost always has to do with footwear. Different types of workouts will need different types of shoes that provide the right cushioning, stability, etc. What kind of shoes are you wearing? Have you tried others?

Also, if this is a new type of exercise to you, some of it might be coming from your body just getting used to the exercises. Perhaps try to stretch your feet a bit before your workouts and just flex them a few times to really limber them up.

Hope that helps!
Doro
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RE: Foot Pain during High Impact Moves (p90x)
1/16/13 11:21 AM as a reply to KHurleyMA.
I am finding this problem too and I'm in Phase III of P90X...not getting any better. So i'm thinking it may be a shoe problem like Doro said.
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RE: Foot Pain during High Impact Moves (p90x)
1/16/13 12:02 PM as a reply to DorotkaS.
I'm just wearing a basic running sneaker. They are a bit old. Maybe its time to try some new ones. Thank you for the advice. Its truly appreciated.
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RE: Foot Pain during High Impact Moves (p90x)
1/16/13 1:58 PM as a reply to KHurleyMA.
Agree with Dorotka. A basic running sneaker is not adequate for the jumping and lateral movements in Plyo. I would (I did) go to a running store, not a big chain athletic type of store. Describe the movements involved in these workouts, and the person helping you will put you in the proper fitting shoe for these workouts. May sound silly, but perhaps you are in the wrong size shoe. Again, an expert at a good store will be able to help with that.

Also, you didn't mention, but I'm going to assume it's Plyo, what workout is causing the problem. Remember the Tip of the Day and land softly on your toes! Modify if you need to, main thing is being as intense as possible for the leg strengthening and anaerobic benefits that Plyo gives you. Hope this helps.
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RE: Foot Pain during High Impact Moves (p90x)
1/16/13 2:50 PM as a reply to KHurleyMA.
KHurleyMA:
I've only been doing p90x for a little over a week, but I've noticed some pain in my feet when doing the higher impact exercises. Does this sound like an injury, or more of a conditioning problem? Will it ease up with time, and what (if anything) should I do during the workouts to lessen the pain? I refuse to give up, so I need a solution. Thanks!



KHurleyMA:
I'm just wearing a basic running sneaker. They are a bit old. Maybe its time to try some new ones. Thank you for the advice. Its truly appreciated.


Good afternoon KHurleyMA!

Your attitude is definitely a winning one that is for sure! It may be an injury but it sounds like it could be a possible footwear problem. I ran into the same issue with a pair of old running shoes I was using for my first round P90X. The pain died down a couple of weeks later but every so often it would come back. It also didn't help I was on my feet all day either. When I replaced my shoes, pain was gone almost immediately. The shoes I use currently are the Brooks Glycerin 9. Though they are a running shoe, they work for me especially during Insanity.

I have a question, are the inserts of your shoes worn? If so, you can get replacement inserts at most shoe or sporting goods store if you don't want to buy brand new shoes. If the soles are worn, you may have to get a new pair. I spoke to a gentleman at a shoe store regarding this problem and he said most people can keep the same shoes (as long as they are not terribly worn) and just replace the inserts to fit their needs.

One way to avoid pain from the higher impact moves is to modify them. You may not be jumping up and down like you normally would but it may ease the pain significantly. With the modified moves, as long as you engage the core and go deeper into the movement of the exercise, you will get the same calorie and muscle burn.

Let us know if you have any other questions! I hope this goes away for you real soon! Way to BRING IT!
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RE: Foot Pain during High Impact Moves (p90x)
1/16/13 6:52 PM as a reply to KHurleyMA.
To KHurleyMA: Your problem could also be a condition called plantar faciitis which is a stretching of the plantar ligament that spans the bottom of the foot. It can be stretched with high impact and is usually due to fall arches creating a flat foot condition. One of the best remedies for this a custom fit foot orthotic. A podiatrist is the best bet to fit these for you and ask them if they measure for them in a non weightbearing position so your arch hasn't flattened when in a standing position. This wil give the true shape of your arch and the orthotic will then be created to provide your natural medial arch under a weightbearing position. It is worth the expense if you want to continue to progress in the P90X exercises injury free. A good treatment for plantar fasciitis is to roll the foot on a frozen water bottle to provide massage and also reduce the inflammation. I am a physical therapist assistant and have not only worked with many patients with this condition but also suffered it once in my life secondary to originally doing long distance running prior to my knees giving out on me. Good luck and keep pushing play.
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RE: Foot Pain during High Impact Moves (p90x)
1/16/13 7:00 PM as a reply to CoachNikkiM.
Hello Push to the limit: Here is the same information I posted for KHurleyMA that you may also benefit from:
Your problem could also be a condition called plantar faciitis which is a stretching of the plantar ligament that spans the bottom of the foot. It can be stretched with high impact and is usually due to fall arches creating a flat foot condition. One of the best remedies for this a custom fit foot orthotic. A podiatrist is the best bet to fit these for you and ask them if they measure for them in a non weightbearing position so your arch hasn't flattened when in a standing position. This wil give the true shape of your arch and the orthotic will then be created to provide your natural medial arch under a weightbearing position. It is worth the expense if you want to continue to progress in the P90X exercises injury free. A good treatment for plantar fasciitis is to roll the foot on a frozen water bottle to provide massage and also reduce the inflammation. I am a physical therapist assistant and have not only worked with many patients with this condition but also suffered it once in my life secondary to originally doing long distance running prior to my knees giving out on me. Good luck and keep pushing play.
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RE: Foot Pain during High Impact Moves (p90x)
1/17/13 3:23 AM as a reply to thebigo7.
Thank you to everyone who posted replied to my question. I think I'm going to start with some new footwear or some inserts, just to see if it helps. I could probably use some new stuff anyway. If it doesn't remedy the problem, I'll definitely take a trip to the doc. This will not stop me. Gotta keep moving! =)
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