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Jumping Rope and heel pain

Posted by Tess on 9/10/02 at 11:22 (094904)

A few months ago, I started to jump rope - it seemed like an inexpensive way to get some exercise. I bought a pair of cross trainers because I read those are best to jump rope in. After awhile, I noticed that my left heel hurt - when I got up in the morning, if I sat too long, or even if I walked too much. I thought it was the running shoes I bought to walk around in - so I returned those and bought a pair of walking shoes. Then I realized that my heel didn't start bothering me until I started jumping rope. I have stopped jumping, unfortunately, I still have the heel pain.

Are there any kind of stretching exercises I can do to eleviate the pain?

Re: Jumping Rope and heel pain

Ed Davis, DPM on 9/11/02 at 15:14 (095033)

Jumping rope can lead to a repetitive strain type injury. Do you come down on your heels when jumping rope? If so, use a running shoe instead of cross trainors.

Once the inflammation gets going you may need to seek the help of a foot specialist.
Ed

Re: Jumping Rope and heel pain

Tess on 9/13/02 at 14:23 (095263)

When I was jumping rope, I was landing on the balls of my feet.

Re: Jumping Rope and heel pain

Ed Davis, DPM on 9/13/02 at 18:32 (095282)

A less likely scenario for causing plantar fasciitis unless your calf muscles are very tight.
Ed

Re: Jumping Rope and heel pain

Ed Davis, DPM on 9/11/02 at 15:14 (095033)

Jumping rope can lead to a repetitive strain type injury. Do you come down on your heels when jumping rope? If so, use a running shoe instead of cross trainors.

Once the inflammation gets going you may need to seek the help of a foot specialist.
Ed

Re: Jumping Rope and heel pain

Tess on 9/13/02 at 14:23 (095263)

When I was jumping rope, I was landing on the balls of my feet.

Re: Jumping Rope and heel pain

Ed Davis, DPM on 9/13/02 at 18:32 (095282)

A less likely scenario for causing plantar fasciitis unless your calf muscles are very tight.
Ed