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STLWAFFLES Posts: 3
11/14/12 10:18 P

These are the shoes I am wearing.

http://www.examiner.com/slideshow/reebok
-realflex

I am going to try and loosen them up tomorrow. If thats not working I might go into a running store and see if they can fit me and suggest a better shoe.

MICHELLE8Q SparkPoints: (36,778)
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11/14/12 9:04 P

Totally happens on the elliptical & stair machine, no matter how loose my shoes are.

SAXYSAI Posts: 664
11/14/12 9:04 P

Ha! I thought I was the only one. Good to know!!!

JESSSMO Posts: 61
11/14/12 8:49 P

Happens to me as well, and is very annoying! haha

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 58,422
11/14/12 2:54 P

The previous poster is correct. Here's a link with more info if you're interested:

www.sparkpeople.com/community/ask_the_expe
rts.asp?q=90


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MPLANE37 SparkPoints: (65,241)
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11/14/12 2:54 P

On elliptical trainers this is pretty common. It results from not lifting your feet from the pedals as in running, which pressures the front of the feet too much for too long.

The solution is to lift your feet from the pedals frequently during the workout.

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STLWAFFLES Posts: 3
11/14/12 2:35 P

So at about the 15-20 min mark on an elliptical my toes start to go numb. Not really painful, and I make it the full 30 min more annoying and slightly concerning. Should I just see the doc and see what he has to say, or is there something I should try first?

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