View Full Version : Rolling Ankles and Pain?
12-29-2009, 08:35 AM
Okay, I totally fell off the wagon the week before Christmas and abused my body with all the goodies people kept bringing into my house. Even with the kid's help there was plenty to eat.
So, yesterday, I told myself that I am not going to wait until January 1st. I am going to get back on the T-Tapp Wagon. I did the instructional MORE workout yesterday and today. My problem is when doing KLT my ankles hurt. It's like I'm bowing them out or rolling them to make sure I'm off that big toe.
Am I doing this totally wrong? I FEEL like I'm doing things right except for this one thing.
12-29-2009, 09:16 AM
You should have the weight off the big toe (weight will feel as if it is distributed to the outside edge of foot), but you should not be rolling the ankles. First - shoe check. Are the shoes you wear for T-Tapp in good laterally supportive condition? If not, check into some cross-trainers. Second, you may be ready to implement pressing the big ball joint down while maintaining no weight on big toe. Withou letting weight go to big toe, press the ball joint (the fleshy pad of the foot behind the toes) into the floor so that your weight is distributed across the ball joint and down the outside edge of the foot. This should stabilize your ankles. For futher details, feel free to email me - firstname.lastname@example.org
12-29-2009, 09:21 AM
Thank you so much for asking that question. I have the same problem.
I also took a week off for the Christmas break and decided to start with a 4-day boot camp starting Saturday morning with my MORE DVD. I was so happy that I had purchased Teresa's book - Fit and Fabulous in 15 Minutes because after my first workout I felt very nauseous. The book explains that you might feel that way the first time but to walk around and/or eat an apple. I did that and felt so much better.
By yesterday though my ankles were really bothering me and I was wondering if I was doing the KLT correctly. I tried to recheck my form last night but I think I'm doing something wrong.
Thanks again for asking the question. The people on the forum seem really helpful and nice so we probably will get a response soon.
12-29-2009, 09:22 AM
Nuggan & lauracs63,
A couple great threads you might want to check out on KLT & NBT under the must read threads:
12-29-2009, 11:29 AM
Thank you so much for those threads - that really helps and is so informative.
12-29-2009, 12:24 PM
Glad to help. Learning from Trisch! :D
12-29-2009, 12:55 PM
THanks for responding so quickly! After reading one of the linked topics I'm quite sure I'm not ready for the full hip turnout. The pain goes away as soon as I shake out my feet between exercises. I do not have any pain at all now. I guess I should describe it more a discomfort than a pain. I can do the exercises - it's just uncomfortable, so I guess from what you describe I'm still doing it right.
My shoes are not the best - I guess I need to go and get some sturdier lace up shoes (I have the danseskin ones with the straps across the foot) Maybe I can pick up some as a belated Christmas prezzie!!
12-29-2009, 01:03 PM
You're worth it Nuggan! Go for it! :balloon:
12-29-2009, 03:47 PM
Definitely, Nuggan! Get good cross-trainers with a wide toe box--you should be able to lift and spread or "jazz" the toes in your shoes. The wide sole helps with balance. That's why a lot of people like the Skechers. Many get the Skechers Energy, I prefer the Skechers Millenium.
And you will get there on the hip turnout. As you gain strength and flexibility, it will come!
Good job, Phyllis! :)
01-01-2010, 02:28 AM
Nuggan-- thanks for getting me here! starting to read the threads tonight and looking forward to being able to start this up soon. Lindsay
01-04-2010, 02:03 PM
Hi Lindsay! Glad you're here! Lindsay is also a Flylady follower like myself. For those of you interested, check out www.flylady.org TTappers and Flybabies are of the same stripe.
An update: I got myself an affordable good pair of lace up shoes (as I should have done per Flylady's instructions years ago :D) and they made all the difference on my ankles.
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