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11/15/13 8:51 A

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It happens to me too. I'm starting to think it may be because my feet are swelling on the longer runs. I'm going to try better socks and tying my laces looser. It's also something I notice happens when I'm breaking in new shoes.

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6/27/13 11:34 A

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Yeah a doctor is going to have the best advice. It could be something small or could be the way your body handles the shock you put it in by running long distances.

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6/25/13 10:20 A

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Thanks all, I appreciate the input. I will check into some new shoes and visit with my doctor as well.

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6/22/13 1:26 P

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It could be poorly fitting shoes/socks or some sort of imbalance in your feet but it could also be diabetes. Please immediately get your blood sugar levels checked to make sure, even if you are normal weight.
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I would certainly consult a physician if it keeps up but try experimenting with your shoes first. Shoe fit is HUGE. one thing that helps me because when doing distance, my feet can swell a little is to look into some sort of speed laces like triathletes use. They are generally elastic and uses a slide lock to lock them in place. That makes for easy adjustment in the field and also allows some give with your foots impact.

I guess one would also ask how many miles approximately do you have on your shoes and are they quality running shoes... makes a big difference.

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6/22/13 11:28 A

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I have this issue, too, and went through all kinds of PT for it when I first started running. After a while - well into my training - it stopped happening. My current PT (who I go to for other things) thinks it's a sign of imbalances in my strength in my legs causing me to hit off-center or harder on one spot on the foot that triggers the nerve. Which would explain why it goes away the stronger I get.

Anyway, all that to say there could be any number of causes. Play around with your shoes, how you lace them, etc. And if it gets too annoying check in with the doctor.

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6/22/13 12:51 A

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I did once. It was tight shoes. They were fine all winter but come a Chesapeake Summer and my feet swelled and went numb. Not totally, just a feeling like my sock had a fold in it. Weird.

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6/21/13 11:22 P

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You may want to talk with your doctor. There could be something neurological going on.

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My right foot(only) and just the area near and around my big toe becomes numb @ 2 1/2 miles. It isn't my shoes, but the nerve that runs along the area. Just a foot massage can trigger the sensation if it's hit just so. Anyways, I take effort to wiggle my toes often during my runs, which help ease the feeling. Yours may be from a different reason, but it does occur. Hope you find a solution. Happy running.

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My feet get numb on the recumbent bike and the AMT for some reason. My trainer said it's common for those machines and they don't know why. I have never heard of numbness from running though, unless I strap my laces too tight.

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Are you sure your shoes are big enough? My feet swell when I run, and if the toe box isn't wide enough, it pinches them, which causes some numbness.

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6/21/13 9:31 P

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When I run sometimes, especially longer runs, my feet go numb. Does anyone else experience this? Any ideas for fixing it?

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