Although the reality television series, Canada’s Got Talent, lasted only for one season, Canadians still get to enjoy the unique acts that perform on America’s Got Talent. In the 2018 season, you may have caught the amazing talents of Vivien Vajda, a very talented jump roper. There is no doubt that jump roping is great exercise, but it can also result in foot pain. Here are a few things you need to know about dealing with foot pain when jump roping:
- Proper Footwear. It is not uncommon to jump rope barefoot but that will usually result in foot pain, just as having bad insoles that don’t provide the arch support you need could. If you do prefer to train barefoot, be sure to use a padded mat.
- Train Your Feet. People were designed to walk with their feet flat on the ground, not parade around on their toes. The actions necessary for jump roping put a lot of weight on the foot in an unnatural way. With proper training to get your feet to support the weight, you can avoid foot pain from occurring. You should also be sure to include rest and stretching in your jump roping workouts.
- Plantar Fasciitis. If you are experiencing excessive foot pain, you should have it checked out by a medical professional to determine if you have inflammation of the arch-supporting ligaments. This condition results in foot pain mostly in the heel rather than the arch.
- Follow Proper Jump Roping Form. If you can achieve the right balance and weight distribution during jump roping, you can often avoid foot pain.
If you are experiencing foot pain in the arch, heel or toes, give us a call at Abbott Foot & Ankle Clinic in Collingwood, Ontario. We can’t promise to give you the skills of Vivien Vajda, but we can help you enjoy jump roping and other activities you love that you may be avoiding due to foot pain. Contact us today to learn more.