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pixidaisy

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Posted: 23 Aug 2011, 13:25
So I have noticed as I work out that my feet will go numb/kind of feel like they are falling asleep. It is nothing that stops me from being able to walk and it is not painful at all, it is annoying. I do stop and let the feeling come back in my feet before I do any more of the work out.

I have looked it up on line and for the eliptical it is not uncommon if you are bigger. But what if you are just walking, doing Zumba or using the bike? I assume it is just because my poor little feet don't enjoy my chunky little body putting them under pressure but has anyone else noticed this? If yes how did you make it stop or did you?

I know it is not my shoes because they are brand new (one of the reason I bought them was this), and they fit me and are comfortable so they are not cutting off the circulation in my feet or anything. This is not something that lasts for long periods of time - genreally once I stop doing what ever it was within minutes the pins and needles feeling goes away.

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Jpsfunkymojo

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Posted: 23 Aug 2011, 13:29
I actually have that happen to me as I'm on the stationary bikes and occasionally while I'm on the elliptical. I just figured it was because I was pinching a nerve while moving in ways my physical body isn't used to doing. Does it happen to you any other time than while working out?
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pixidaisy

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Posted: 23 Aug 2011, 13:33
Not unless I am sitting on my feet (which is a horrible habit I know). I was just curious, I am not really worried like I said I am sure its just my poor little feet rebeling against my chunky body lol.

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BrandyRelaxi...

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Posted: 23 Aug 2011, 13:45
My left foot does it when I'm on the elliptical only.

Very weird for me... I don't know what causes it, and when I looked on the internet it said scary things so I stopped looking.

I just break up my workouts on the elliptical into like 20 minute segments, but you're right, doesn't hurt but is just annoying. I figure any amount of numbness isn't good, and I should get the circulation flowing so nothing goes wrong.

Although, come to think of it, I do have a plantar's wart on my left foot and I've been slowly killing it with stuff I get from the drug store, although, I haven't seen much change, but maybe that's it.

Anything weird with your feet Pixi?
140point6

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Posted: 23 Aug 2011, 13:48
Maybe try loosening your shoelaces just a bit?
pixidaisy

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Posted: 23 Aug 2011, 13:51
Nothing more than normal... you know blisters etc. and no my blisters are not from my shoes lol they are from me not wearing any shoes outsite at home.

I always stop and get the blood flowing again when it happens and then go back after a bit. I was just wondering if maybe I should worry lol I try not to Dr. Google myself because I end up with some foreign disease that will eventually end up killing me lol.

You say you want a cheeseburger but all I hear is "I need love" - a comic strip on the fridge at work.

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pixidaisy

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Posted: 23 Aug 2011, 13:52
140, I did that already thinking maybe it was my shoes doing it.

You say you want a cheeseburger but all I hear is "I need love" - a comic strip on the fridge at work.

You have failed only when you quit trying. Until then, you're still in the act of progression. So, never quit trying and you'll never be a failure.

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Posted: 23 Aug 2011, 13:58
I have had the same issue on the eliptial and on the spin bike in class. I keep having to adjust my spin shoes and on the eliptical I have to move my feet around on the pedals. Im glad you brought this up!
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Posted: 23 Aug 2011, 14:00
That happens to me on the elliptical sometimes, but I attribute it to the fact that my feet aren't moving so there's this constant pressure for an extended period of time. As soon as I get off the machine it goes away. I can see that happening on the bike too, your feet are planted & they stay in the same place the whole time so there would be pressure on the same parts of your foot long enough to cause some numbness.

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Posted: 23 Aug 2011, 14:13
My feet use to go to sleep on the eliptical by the time I had went 1/4 mile. Shoe laces are the first point to verify, my sleepy feet were never that. I also asked one of the trainers are my gym and they had the same issue. They contributed it to your natual body positioning. But a year and half at the gym I can go a mile before it happens now....its my "run get a drink" time! lol
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Posted: 23 Aug 2011, 14:40
It happens to me too and like another post said – only to my left leg! Kind of freaked me out a bit! And it doesn’t just happen once in a while, it happens every time I’m on the elliptical.
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140point6

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Posted: 23 Aug 2011, 15:00
Try wiggling your toes periodically before it happens and see if that helps.
New MrsRando

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Posted: 23 Aug 2011, 15:11
It does happen to me on the eliptical too. It's so annoying. I don't stop or anything but just wiggle my toes and just move my feet a little more and it goes away. Glad I'm not the only one though, I thought there was something wrong with me, lol.
2Unfit2Quit

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Posted: 23 Aug 2011, 15:35
It happens to me too. I do wiggle my toes around periodically and I try to move my weight shift off my toes to my heels...seems like when I get tired or start to have to work harder on the eliptical or bike, I tend to tippy toe...I find if I rock back a bit for a few strides that the feeling is not so weird. I thought there was something wrong with me so hearing that all of you have had some issues with this is very helpful.
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Posted: 23 Aug 2011, 16:14
Elliptical for me too! but only after about 20 minutes - I hate that feeling!!1
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erin9

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Posted: 29 Aug 2011, 13:54
Me too. we have one of those glider things so its like walking without picking up your feet and I get it after 15 mins or so. I tried wearing different shoes and even no shoes and it didnt make it go away so I just have to take a few mins and break or so something else.
coachcj8

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Posted: 29 Aug 2011, 23:57
So weird. I though I was the only one. Every spin class and when I use the elliptical my toes go numb on my right food. I've asked a trainer and they said that it probably happens in spin because I do not have spin shoes so I have constant pressure on the ball of my foot. I'm sure it's the same case with the elliptical. I never use the elliptical because it's so annoying but I love spinning so I deal with it twice a week there. And I though I was alone. If anyone finds an answer please please please post it!
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Posted: 30 Aug 2011, 01:36
I assume it must be circulatory.
GodivaGood

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Posted: 30 Aug 2011, 02:36
It also happens to me when I am on the bike or stepper. As I don't like doing either things I stopped them and do other stuff now. It never happens to me through a normal day so I figured it must have to do with a certain movement that somehow cuts off the blood.

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liltatgirl

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Posted: 30 Aug 2011, 07:29
I used to have this problem when I was on the eliptical or exercise bike but I fixed the problem by trying different types of shoes. The arch of my foot isn't very high. If I wear stretch bike shoes then I don't get the numbness. If I try to wear traditional walking shoes my feet start to burn then go numb. I also noticed that my gym shoes only last about 6 months before I wear down the outside bottoms of the shoes and I start putting additional pressure on my outer toes. This can also cause numbness.



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