I used to skip in the past, but always ended up stopping after a week when I could no longer handle the pain in the lower legs, i.e. knees, shins, feet. Looking at these diagrams from Foottrainer.com:
I would say, most of the pains are at or close to the:
- Plantar aponeurosis
- Calcaneal tendon
- Tibialis anterior
- Plus knee pains (which seem to be under the knee caps, at the inner sides of the knees)
Will getting better footwear get rid of the buildup of pain, or do I need to do leg/feet specific stretching/warmups/cooldowns to stop the pain buildup?
In the past, I used to warm my legs up on the stationary bike, but did not do any stretching.
So I don't know if the pain was because of the footwear, lack of leg/feet specific stretching or a combination of both?
Note: I am not in pain at the moment, the pain starts 1 day after jumping rope, and after that day, if I continue every day or every other day, the pain would continue to increase. It would take over a week of no jumping rope for the pains to subside.