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Heel pain
Heel pain
2/10/13 3:50 PM
Hi all,

In the second month of P90x. After last weeks Plyo I had some minor pain in the back of my heel. Did plyo today and am having major pain in the back of my heel and sharp shooting pains into my foot. Hoping this isnt achilles related. Anyone have any experience? Thanks.

Chris
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RE: Heel pain
2/10/13 6:08 PM as a reply to ncsailfish.
Are you making sure to land on your toes and not your heels? Also how long have you had your workout shoes for? After 6 months you should throw them out or use them to cut the grass but no longer workout with them. If the pain continues I would recommend you see your doctor.
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RE: Heel pain
2/10/13 6:17 PM as a reply to ncsailfish.
I am recovering now from plantar fascitis. Do you have point tenderness under the heel of your foot? If so, you probably are experiencing the same. If it persists for a week, definitely consult a doctor. I have had to take a break from Insanity and concentrate on weight lifting workouts in the meantime. New shoes and heel cup inserts mau help alleviate some discomfort, if it is plantar fascitis, that is. best of luck and feel better soon.
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RE: Heel pain
2/11/13 5:13 AM as a reply to CoachDannyB.
Have been very careful to make sure I am landing on my toes. Could be the shoes. I was going to grab a new pair anyway. Important to note that it isnt the bottom of my heel that hurts though, its the back. Thanks for the reply.
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RE: Heel pain
2/11/13 5:29 AM as a reply to OwenDaniel.
Plantar fasciitis can be a real problem. My wife has had it for several years, and at one point, her doctor had her wearing a boot-like shoe to bed. I think she has just decided to ignore it as much as possible, since she stopped wearing the boot. Or maybe not - she doesn't kick me so much anymore. LOL!

But here's an idea I read about -

We all know how good it is to use the foam roller or Tony's Rumble Roller to do myofascial release. A similar idea is to use a tennis ball on the bottom of your foot - just roll your foot over it with some modest pressure, covering as much of the bottom surface as possible.

Also, make sure to roll out your legs, especially the calf muscles. The roll-out routines in Tai Cheng are particularly effective for me in keeping my fascia, muscles, tendons, etc. from becoming too tight or developing adhesion points.
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