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UNIDENT Posts: 33,498
2/8/12 3:44 A

There's nothing to figure out.

Remember how if you sti funny on your arm for too long and then go to move your arm has 'gone to sleep' because you had that weight on it for so long? That's what your feet do when you maintain constant pressure such as when cycling or using an elliptical or cross trainer.

There's nothing to fix. It's human physiology. Perfectly normal.

It may not happen to everyone, but I don't think there's any way to avoid it if it's happening to you - it's a normal consequence of constant pressure on any point on your body.

Deb, in New Zealand
ERIN080 Posts: 18
2/7/12 9:17 P

I have the same problem! My feet fall asleep about ten to fifteen minutes into my ride (whether I'm on the spin bike or my mountain bike). I don't remember it ever hurting this much when I weighed less. I went out and bought a more expensive pair of spinning shoes; unfortunately that did not fix the problem. I think my problem is that I have high arches/in-step. If you figure it out, let me know!

2/3/12 9:37 A

Last night I used the elliptical and I changed my feet position several times and took a few breaks it did not make a difference at all. Maybe it works for some ,but not for all.

GABBYROSE Posts: 505
2/3/12 8:19 A

My feet go to sleep while spinning, if anyone knows how to stop it I'd love to hear.

God Bless,
Keep the faith!
MSKRIS7 Posts: 1,756
2/3/12 7:59 A

Happens to me when cycling

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2/3/12 7:48 A

this happens to me on the elliptical after about 20 minutes ALL THE TIME.....even when I take a break for 30 seconds or so, move my feet, alternate keeping feet flat with raising the heel, etc. so if I'm changing the positioning why is it still happening?

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2/2/12 2:59 P

Yeah, I agree it has nothing to do with your weight or your shoes, it's just the positioning of your feet. It happens to me daily, usually after 30 minutes. The only time I notice it not happening is during spin class where I stand up sometimes (thereby changing foot position).

UNIDENT Posts: 33,498
2/2/12 1:10 P

SWEETMAMAX2 the elliptical does it for the same reason as the bike, which I already posted. You aren't necessarily wearing the wrong shoes. It's perfectly normal.

Deb, in New Zealand
2/2/12 12:50 P

My feet do the same thing, also on the elliptical. I changed how I lace my shoes and it seemed to help on the elliptical but not on the bike. I read that it could be our shoes are not the right ones. I'm going to go to a shoe store and ask them about it. Good luck, If you figure out a solution please post.

UNIDENT Posts: 33,498
1/6/12 1:10 A

It's nothing to do with weight. It's because your feet maintain a solid constant pressure on the pedal the entire time, as opposed to walking where they press on the pavement then lift up.

Try alternating using the pad of your foot and the arch, or maybe do 10 mins on the bike and then run around the house and back inside or something like that.

Deb, in New Zealand
1/6/12 12:57 A

I can't figure out why besides the fact that I need to lose weight. The seat is not too close or too far. My shoes aren't too tight.

Does this happen to anyone else?

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