I'm tired of numb feet!

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  1. Virtualmikey

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    I've been getting this for years. I just bought a new pair of new balance runners, and it didn't help (not that I expected it to.) anymore than all the other pairs of running shoes I've tried.

    I can work out in them fine, walk around all day no problem, but when I run, eliptical, or other cardio, my feet - especially my toes - go numb. Is there something I can do to stop it? Last night it was paticularly annoying, so I thought it would be time to post and stop lurking.


    Mikey
     
  2. MaineSucks

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    you thought wrong
     
  3. Virtualmikey

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    for a response to my first post on here, I'd say that was somewhat friendly compared to the welcome mat some people have rolled out for them.
     
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    yeah I'm half asleep... I didn't even mention anything about you signing your post. I'm slippin.


    I'd say visit a running forum or running store... ask PcH/Girl_Next_Door/Xela - they are all pretty big in to distance running.
     
  5. xela

    xela So say we all!

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    Are you tying your shoes too tight?
     
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    I don't think I am. I've been running for about 8 years now (nothing major, 3miles/3days a week, 5miles/Saturday) just to stay in shape and still be able to enjoy eating a ton, and I've been getting this forever.

    Asics, Nike, Nb, I even tried running in my K-swiss (forgot my shoes at the house, and the 10k was starting in like 1/2 an hour) and I still get it. It doesn't really "hurt" as such, it's just disconcerting having my feet go numb when I run.

    I'll loosen them up to the point of flopping around a little and try that.
     
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    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    It might be a pinched nurve.
     
  9. Skeletor

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    if you have weak or subtle arches and wear shoes with strong arches it can cut off the circulation to the toes when there is a lot of compression, like when you're running.


    maybe see an pediatrist? or like maine said, go to a running forum, they probably know of 30 different things that this could be and know 10 ways to fix each of them.
     
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    It happens to me periodically. Usually if I don't warm-up first.
     
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    ...or that
     
  12. xela

    xela So say we all!

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    You might be buying good shoes, but are you going to a specialty store to get fitted for them? You might be a under or over pronator, you might have flat feet, etc and they can find a shoe that's right for you. You might need arch supports...who knows.

    If you have already done that and you're still having a problem than I would suggest going to see a doc.
     
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    The only thing I can think of is that I've always ran on the outside of my feet for some reason (meaning the Left and right sides of my shoes, respectively, wear down to the nub before the new is even off of the inside edges)

    I think I'll just go see a sports doc and see what he thinks. I don't want to find out I've been screwing up a nerve all these years and didn't do anything about it.
     
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    xela So say we all!

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    If your shoes are doing that, than you are definitely under pronating (I think) I get the two terms confused. I do the same thing and they found great shoes for me and I don't have any problems.

    I'm using the Asics Gel-Landreth. Not sure if they make them for guys though....probably.
     
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    On the elliptical keep your heel planted ( It'll reduce the numbness) You can get a pair of shoes fitted for your feet. Only specialty shoe stores do it. That'll help reduce the numbness but running on hard surfaces are going to cause numbness, soreness to some people.
     
  16. φ

    φ Eugenics is the self-direction of human evolution.

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    :ugh2: You have been here for forty-seven days, faggot. Lurk more, post less.
     
  17. MaineSucks

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    thank you for that contribution
     
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    φ Eugenics is the self-direction of human evolution.

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    Are you mad because of my superior bloodline?:confused:
     
  19. Skeletor

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    :hsugh:


    wow, just wow.
     
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    Numbness means pinched nerve somewhere in the foot/leg or higher up. If its happening only while you're running... it could be from the impact and that contributing to a pinched nerve. I had a similar problem but it happened because of a pinched nerve in the L5-L6 discs in the back. So that is a possibilty. See a Dr.
     
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    :eek4: what did you have to do to remedy that situation?
     
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    (I doubt your shoes being tight is the problem,I'm gonna assume you aren't a retard and cutting off circulation with your shoe laces too tight, i mean unless your 8 years old i doubt this is an actual concern lol)

    i've never had my feet go numb during excerisize so i'd venture a guess that the shoes aren't the cause regardless of the fit being perfect or off by a bit (i've worn some shitty shoes in my life time), i'd probably talk to a Dr for this one cause that would worry me if i had that problem
     
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    I've def gone running with mine too tight and had my feet go numb... but it takes like 30 seconds to go 'oh hey dipshit - you tied too tight - loosen - continue on'

    So maybe go for a run and when they get numb loosen a little bit and keep going. If it's from being too tight it only takes like 30 seconds to a minute to go away. Otherwise look into things others have suggested - proper shoes that you'll get even wear out of (thats a HUGE sign right there) or pinched nerves. Good luck - i hate numb feet - i have a huge problem with it snowboarding :(
     
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