Pins and Needles when Running

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11/02/2011 at 10:56
I have just started feeling pins and needles specifically in the arches of my foot and occaisionally in big toe. However I didn't feel this until the evening after a run. Nothing during the run. It is still there 2 days later. Comments please?
12/02/2011 at 22:09

Hi Julian,

You could have Morton Neuromas (http://www.foothealthfacts.org/footankleinfo/mortons-neuroma.htm).

Worth geting checked out by a Podiatrist, I had the same problem and got custom orthotics which fixed the problem. When I run anything over about 4 miles my toes go numb and was in pain.

Hope this helps

13/02/2011 at 13:37

I too have suffered the pins and needles problem - left foot exactly 30 mins into a run.  I also have lower back problems on my left side.  But I have found stretching the achilles (I think that's what its called - the bit that runs from your calf down to your heel) before I run has really, really helped.  I sit on a chair and circle my ankles both ways for a few mins and then if I think they may still be a bit tight do a few calf raises on the stairs - works really well for me. 

Hope this is of help.


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