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Arch Pain during Insanity
Arch Pain during Insanity
1/19/11 6:38 AM
I have been noticing that during some of the Insanity workouts I am starting to have severe pains in the arches of my feet. Growing up, I was in dance, cheerleading and gymnastics, so I have had my fair share of foot pain...BUT nothing like this before! I was in tears last night and had to stop and take my shoes off to rub my arches. After doing that and easing back into the workout they didn't hurt as bad, but afterwards I did take tylenol and iced them. I do wear good shoes that aren't too tight or too big. I also have arch supports in my shoes to help. My arches are sort of high but with the arch supports I have never noticed any pain, until recently. Any advice on what to do? I want to continue pushing myself with Insanity, but I don't want to kill my feet. My boyfriend suffers from plantar fasciitis and it was developed from playing basketball his entire life and from jumping up and down and running. I don't want to be in the pain that he has everyday! I can tell that it stinks! So any advice??
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RE: Arch Pain during Insanity
1/19/11 7:46 AM as a reply to svnnh87.
svnnh87- How far into the program are you? The first week I did Insanity my arches hurt a bit, but then the pain subsided. Insanity has a lot of exercises that require you to be on the ball of your foot which may be something your feet are not used to. I too have high arches (which I'm told is a good thing). I wear running shoes when I do Insanity with an insert that is meant for exercise in which you are changing direction a lot, stopping quickly, etc. (kind of one used when playing sports). I also have a separate insert that I use when run and I have worn it doing Insanity and guess what? It make my arches hurt because it is not designed for that type of movement. So maybe check out some new inserts for your shoes...I think it might help.

Hope this helps!

D
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RE: Arch Pain during Insanity
1/19/11 9:44 AM as a reply to svnnh87.
svnnh87:
I have been noticing that during some of the Insanity workouts I am starting to have severe pains in the arches of my feet. Growing up, I was in dance, cheerleading and gymnastics, so I have had my fair share of foot pain...BUT nothing like this before! I was in tears last night and had to stop and take my shoes off to rub my arches. After doing that and easing back into the workout they didn't hurt as bad, but afterwards I did take tylenol and iced them. I do wear good shoes that aren't too tight or too big. I also have arch supports in my shoes to help. My arches are sort of high but with the arch supports I have never noticed any pain, until recently. Any advice on what to do? I want to continue pushing myself with Insanity, but I don't want to kill my feet. My boyfriend suffers from plantar fasciitis and it was developed from playing basketball his entire life and from jumping up and down and running. I don't want to be in the pain that he has everyday! I can tell that it stinks! So any advice??



I have plantar fasciitis too and I have inserts that were made for my feet. Do they only hurt after Insanity? Also, how are you landing on your feet? You probably already know this but you need to land very softly. I actually haven't had a problem with my feet doing Insanity. Also, some people do it barefoot, there's some great article about it on one of the threads I'm part of. You might want to try it, it also helps you land softly too.

Keep us posted, hope you can solve it so you don't have to stop. I love Insanity....I would not be happy if I had to stop.

Jodi
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RE: Arch Pain during Insanity
1/27/11 7:10 AM as a reply to committed2b.
Hey!

Thanks for all of your support and answers! Sorry, I never have time to get on here to reply but I did check for answers before now! I bought new arch supports and I talked to the trainer at the high school I coach at and he showed me how to tape my arch to help eliminate the pain! They still get a little sore, but not as bad as they were before!

Thanks again!
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RE: Arch Pain during Insanity
8/30/12 12:14 PM as a reply to svnnh87.
I work for a podiatrist. Its because of the jumping movements you are making. Your foot is not naturally supposed to move like they do in Insanity. The arch of your foot is literally pounding on the inside of your shoe. We sell powersteps for shoes and I live by them...BUT, when I started Insanity I HAD to take them out and put the general foot bed of my shoe back in. I felt SO much better, although my foot still hurt a little bit. I have heard a lot of great things about the Vibram 5 finger shoes. If you invest in them I am sure you would be satisfied.
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