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Numb Foot and Elliptical

While using the elliptical at the gym today, my right foot went numb. I have been using this machine for 2 years and never had this problem. I had been on it for about 25 minutes, stayed on another 5 minutes and when I stopped, the numbness went away. Any ideas??

Sun. Dec 10, 9:38pm

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Happens to me all the time. I just go up on my toes for half a minute, until the numbness eases up. Either that or I just put up with it. I go at it for an hour on that machine, and it always kicks in around the 20th minute. If your gym has arc trainers, the motion is similar if you choose the right level(s) - I don't have a numbness issue with this one like I do with the elliptical.

Sunday, December 10, 2006, 10:01 PM

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That's pretty weird! What part of your foot? (sole, top, heel?) Any of the rest of your leg?

Sunday, December 10, 2006, 10:18 PM

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Your shoes might have been too tight, or they might just be worn out. That's happened to me before while running, and when I got new sneakers I didn't have the numbness problem anymore.

Sunday, December 10, 2006, 10:56 PM

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I seem to have that problem sometimes--
but I think it's because of the way I'm using the foot (maybe putting too much pressure on the balls of the feet or something like that.

Also, your feet might be swelling--try loosening the laces a little. :-)

Sunday, December 10, 2006, 11:19 PM

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I used to have that problem a bit, but don't recall having it lately. Can't shed any light on the whys though. I usually just moved to the treadmill for awhile. I had good shoes though, so it shouldn't have been that. I just assumed it was something to do with the way I was standing or something.

Sunday, December 10, 2006, 11:44 PM

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To teh 10:18 was my entire foot. My shoes weren't any tighter than usual though I will pay more attention to that now.

Monday, December 11, 2006, 6:54 AM

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ive had that happen to my toes from the motion of the machine forcing my foot to the front of my shoe...but it only happens on certain elipticals...maybe depending on the angle or something?

Monday, December 11, 2006, 9:25 AM

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mine does that too! although i think i just have bad circulation to my feet or something, mine go numb on the ellyptical, the treadmill, if i do any of those exercizes on the floor w/ feet up in the air... if someone knows what to do about this i'm all ears! (and like the OP my shoes are fine, and since it happens during pilattes too when i don't wear shoes...)

Monday, December 11, 2006, 2:46 PM

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There are already two threads on this exact subject, and the replies give some excellent advice:

Friday, May 25, 2007, 6:26 PM

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