Numb feet whilst running has been the bane of my life (have posted here before about it) but touch wood for the past few months I've not had a problem and I think I may know why...When my GP said it could be a nerve issue in my back I decided to lose some weight - I wasn't overweight (I was 78kgs and height 5ft 11) but I reckoned if I was carrying a few unnecessary kgs that couldn't be helpful. So over the summer (when I wasn't running due to an injury) I dieted and lost about a stone to get down to my current weight of 72kgs. Since then, no numb feet. Of course it could all be coincidence but for people who have this problem and have tried everything else...
Saw my GP today about my foot numbness problem. He said he used to be a runner and also got this but didn't know what had caused it! He said that as I got it in both my feet he suspected that it might be a spine/nerve problem that was aggravated by the heavy pounding. He said I should go back to the sports physio and explore this fully but said if needed he could refer me to a neurologist.
He did say that if the probelm couldn't be resolved then he might have to advise that I reduced, or even stoppped, my running.
I've been suffering with numb feet whilst running for ages. Usually hasppens about th 30 min - 45 mins mark, sometimes in both feet, sometimes in just one - left or right. Completed my first 1/2 marathon last weekend and had to stop several times and take my shoes/socks off to get the feeling back. It is very frustrating - every time I set off for a run I don't know if I'll be able to finish it.
Have seen 2 phsyios who cam't find anthything wrong with me so am off to my GP Monday to see what he says. I'm not sure if I should see a podiatrist, chiropracter or anothr phsio. Have tried different shoes, socks, calf stretching etc but to no avail.