Pins and needles in feet

6 messages
23/12/2012 at 18:15

Ive been running for nearly 2 years and currently training fot London Marathon.

At about mile 4 my feet go numb.

they come back between mile 6 or 7 but for that period its a horrible.

Ive tried different shoes, socks, sizes terrain but nothing works.

Any ideas what causes it or how to overcome it .

Cheers

Paul

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
23/12/2012 at 20:45

Check your laces - are they too tight? If not, then the only other thing I can suggest is that you have a problem with a nerve. I would post this on the "health and Injury" thread rather than on here.

24/12/2012 at 20:13

It could be that you're starting with tight laces, and as your feet swell it causes your problem, couldn't explain how the feeling comes back though. It is amazing how much swell room you can need. I tend to use stretchy laces now.

28/12/2012 at 19:26

Thanks ekgo

I might try the stretch laces

Ive heard of something called "monroe's foot" that might be the cause but dont know exactly what its is

Cheers

Peamcc

31/12/2012 at 15:52

I just googled monroe's foot and got this: 'Chicago Honours Evil Whore With 26 Foot Lewd Statue'!!!  I'm not surprised you have numb feet if that's what you keep in your shoe 

Nutters aside, do you have high arches?  I do and I've always had trouble with crosstrainers because my feet go numb after about two minutes.

SHB
01/01/2013 at 18:03

Haha that's so funny...

Agree with above posts - shoes too tight - makes all the difference.


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