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Insanity = foot pain
10/5/09 10:33 AM
I recently began the Insanity series (now in week 2) and I love it. But I've been experiencing foot soreness on the outer side and bottom of my foot during some of the warmup workouts such as Pure Cardio and Plyo.

It doesn't seem to fit any of the 'foot pain' symptoms I've read online about Plantar Fascitis. So I'm not quite sure what's wrong. I don't get these pains when I'm running on my treadmill. It's so sore I have to stop even during the warm up even though my cardio capacity can take it, my foot can't especially when I'm doing Heismans and the 123 Heismans.

I just bought the Nike ID Women's Air Max (which several people told me had the best shock absorption) and I also do hi-impact on a spongy yoga mat.

Will the pain subside after time and after getting used to it? Or is this a long-term problem that needs to be addressed with orthodics and a physician? I took the foot test already and I have normal arches.

Anybody have any suggestions on how to ease the pain?

Many thanks in advance!
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RE: Insanity = foot pain
10/7/09 3:55 PM as a reply to hkbecky.
It sounds like the Nike shoe is a running shoe. A crosstrainer is definitely recommended. I have just switched and the upper part of my foot did not hurt this morning. I have also read this from many others on this program.
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RE: Insanity = foot pain
10/8/09 8:52 AM as a reply to fitndixie.
fitndixie:
It sounds like the Nike shoe is a running shoe. A crosstrainer is definitely recommended. I have just switched and the upper part of my foot did not hurt this morning. I have also read this from many others on this program.


It is a running shoe. I was told by the sales folks that it had the best shock absorption. What's the difference between a cross-trainer & running shoe?

Thanks for your feedback!
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RE: Insanity = foot pain
10/8/09 10:07 AM as a reply to hkbecky.
hkbecky:
fitndixie:
It sounds like the Nike shoe is a running shoe. A crosstrainer is definitely recommended. I have just switched and the upper part of my foot did not hurt this morning. I have also read this from many others on this program.


It is a running shoe. I was told by the sales folks that it had the best shock absorption. What's the difference between a cross-trainer & running shoe?

Thanks for your feedback!


The cross trainer will give your foot more stability, especially on the sides. I really thought I could make it with my running shoes, but obviously changed my mind after 2 weeks.
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RE: Insanity = foot pain
10/11/09 10:19 PM as a reply to fitndixie.
Darn, I just paid US$150 for the Nike shoe emoticon. I'm gonna check around to see there's a more cost-effective option like a pair of orthotics or inserts.

I just did Cardio Power yesterday and couldn't even make it through the whole warm-up. The actual workout was fine, but my left foot KILLED during all those high-impact jumps!
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RE: Insanity = foot pain
10/12/09 6:48 AM as a reply to hkbecky.
With a running you have forward motion only and that's what a running show is made for but with any other exercise you not only have forward motion but you have side to side motion. A cross training shoe is made for the side to side movement, that's why they go up higher on the sides and they're UGLY.

Most sale people will sell you inserts that claim to help support for cross training but I'd bet dollars to donuts your feet will still hurt with inserts.

Good luck, hope you find an inexpensive solution emoticon
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RE: Insanity = foot pain
10/12/09 9:42 AM as a reply to hkbecky.
hkbecky:
Darn, I just paid US$150 for the Nike shoe emoticon. I'm gonna check around to see there's a more cost-effective option like a pair of orthotics or inserts.

I just did Cardio Power yesterday and couldn't even make it through the whole warm-up. The actual workout was fine, but my left foot KILLED during all those high-impact jumps!


Replacing the inserts can be inexpensive. I need to go back and check the brand, but stores like Foot Locker and Dick's will carry inserts that are made for high impact sports.

Cross trainers (good ones) are difficult to come by right now because most people want a running shoe. Under Armor makes a shoe that offers lateral support. Another good option would be a volleyball shoe...with the insert added.

I was experiencing some foot pain early on and the inserts where a huge help.
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RE: Insanity = foot pain
10/21/09 1:40 AM as a reply to jewelzzz.
I got so lucky! I was able to exchange the runners for a pair of cross-trainers for HALF THE PRICE! The results are much better, although there is still a bit of pain.

I wonder if this will go away after I'm more accustomed to the workouts?

Thanks again for all your solutions.
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RE: Insanity = foot pain
10/21/09 5:51 AM as a reply to hkbecky.
hkbecky,

It should go away with time. For additional help, throw in a pair of supportive insoles- I needed to do the same thing when I started Insanity due to all the jumping.
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RE: Insanity = foot pain
10/21/09 10:13 PM as a reply to fitndixie.
I respectfully disagree about cross-trainers. About 3 days into Insanity I realized I had destroyed the cross-trainers that had survived 9 months of Ten Minute Trainer and 6 more months of ChaLEAN Extreme. I am lucky enough to have access to a very fine local podiatrist, who feels that most of the bad things she sees are due to bad shoe choice (well, except the things caused by diabetes). She hates cross-trainers, recommended running shoes, and in fact recommended I get fitted at a store that specializes in running shoes. Not everybody's foot is shaped the same, so buying a pair of expensive running shoes without a fitting is like buying a wedding gown off the rack and not expecting to need alterations! I ended up with a pair of Asics (like several of the people on the DVD), and my partner got Sauconys. We have both been pleased.

Cross-trainers are kind of like the musical instruments kids learn on in grade school. They'll do for light weight stuff, but better gear is required for those students who are good enough to "go pro": go to music camp, get a music scholarship at the Uni, etc.. If you are doing Insanity, that's the home fitness equivalent of going pro.
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insanity footwear foot pain
10/21/09 10:47 PM as a reply to hkbecky.
hkbecky,

I'm not sure if you're used to running on on the treadmill only, but if you are, your feet will be used to the lighter impact of a treadmill as it tends to be less impact on your bones and muscles.

As a runner myself, when I first started, I did a lot of treadmill. I had to go running outside to get used to the impact of different terrain.

Good luck!
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RE: Insanity = foot pain
10/21/09 11:08 PM as a reply to VegasShortWoman.
We could go back and forth on this all day ;)

Cross trainers overall provide better support and cushioning at impact points. Running shoes are typically categorized by motion control, stability or weight. Cross trainers are designed to have a wider support base and provide better stability as well as lateral support, whereas running shoes are oriented for heel to toe forward motion. Since you are not running in Insanity, you are better off researching and trying on cross-trainers and supplementing them with support insoles.
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RE: Insanity = foot pain
6/19/10 10:45 AM as a reply to hkbecky.
hkbecky:
I recently began the Insanity series (now in week 2) and I love it. But I've been experiencing foot soreness on the outer side and bottom of my footduring some of the warmup workouts such as Pure Cardio and Plyo.

It doesn't seem to fit any of the 'foot pain' symptoms I've read online about Plantar Fascitis. So I'm not quite sure what's wrong. I don't get these pains when I'm running on my treadmill. It's so sore I have to stop even during the warm up even though my cardio capacity can take it, my foot can't especially when I'm doing Heismans and the 123 Heismans.

I just bought the Nike ID Women's Air Max (which several people told me had the best shock absorption) and I also do hi-impact on a spongy yoga mat.

Will the pain subside after time and after getting used to it? Or is this a long-term problem that needs to be addressed with orthodics and a physician? I took the foot test already and I have normal arches.

Anybody have any suggestions on how to ease the pain?

Many thanks in advance!


This is the same problem I had before I started Insanity (at least 3mo) and I cant wear shoes when I workout now because the pain is around the clock. I thought I broke my foot or something. So far no shoe or insole has been able to help my foot. I had to switch to turbojam where the impact on my foot is considerably less.
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