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  • hopetocurlhopetocurl Registered Users Posts: 1,280
    lazy loops wrote: »
    My feet go numb when I use a stationary bike or elliptical trainer.

    My butt goes numb when I use any bike.

    Does anyone else have this problem?

    I thought maybe it had something to do with the sciatic nerve. My doc didn't know, but he gave me a referral to physical therapy for these & other things that probably are sciatic nerve or lumbar problems.

    I went to my first RPM (spin) class a couple of weeks ago. My butt fell asleep. Others in the class assured me that it was something that would go away with time.

    Does your entire foot go numb? OR just part of it?
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  • QuirkyYoginiQuirkyYogini Registered Users Posts: 569 Curl Neophyte
    Yes, this happened to me when I started working at a place where I had to stand all day. I bought new and larger shoes, I didn't tie my shoes as tight and it still happened! I eventually quit running and went to the elliptical machine. It eventually started happening to me on the elliptical machine.

    Thankfully, I quit the job that made me stand all day and I was back running without any issues a few months later. (I gave myself a break to heal when I quit my job.)

    It COULD be a nerve. I'm sure that the issues were my lower back being compressed while standing. Make sure you aren't overly arching your back when you are standing and sitting. Maybe even consciously rock them slightly forward if you know you have an extreme arch in the back. Get a stool and place one foot on it if you stand all day. And get up and walk around if you sit. Sitting and standing are both bad for you. Walking around is the best. HTH!
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  • QuirkyYoginiQuirkyYogini Registered Users Posts: 569 Curl Neophyte
    lazy loops wrote: »
    I used a different machine last night at the gym; Trac Arc or Arc Trac. My right foot from the ball forward went numb & it felt like my left was trying to. I even kept moving my foot & curling my toes. It still did it. :(

    In my experience, curling the toes makes it worse. Stretching out the bottom of the feet might help, but I have the side issue of the beginnings of platar fasciitis. I think your best bet is to go to a doctor. Do you have a history of poor circulation? Are you stretching before you do these? You might want to try some lower back stretches and also some leg and feet stretches. *shrug* I think your best bet is going to a good doctor though. This isn't normal, and it might be easy to take care of.
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  • whatsercurlwhatsercurl Registered Users Posts: 4,049
    I'm not sure what causes it but I do a lot of hiking and backpacking and when I do both my feet go numb. It usually goes away after the first hour or so on the trail. Doubt you want to stay on the bike or elliptical that long to test out the theory.

    Bigger boots and looser socks do nothing to stop it but since it eventually goes away I haven't tried anything else. I don't have the best circulation and figure it has something to do with that.
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  • QuirkyYoginiQuirkyYogini Registered Users Posts: 569 Curl Neophyte
    lazy loops wrote: »
    I've had swelling & clotting problems of the limbs, especially the legs, off/on since 1987.

    Do you think this ties in with poor circulation?

    How do I get tested for that?

    Well, I'm not a doctor, but I'd be willing to bet it is. I honestly have no idea. Maybe go to your regular doctor and ask? The next stop might need to be the neurologist if it ends up being pressure on a nerve.
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    OK.... I actually just did a google search and here are some links that might help:
    http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=24371
    http://ezinearticles.com/?Elliptical-Trainer-Sleepy-Foot-Syndrome&id=78854
    http://www.projo.com/health/content/lb_feet_tingle_during_exercise_07-08-07_D262JR7.a6dda1.html
    http://www.ellipticalhome.com/elliptical-trainer-sleepy-foot-article.html

    So it sounds like it could just be constant pressure on the balls of your feet. Try putting more pressure on your heels. Try wiggling your toes more. (These would kind of work for me...) I'm thinking your previous poor circulation has something to do with it though. HTH!

    ETA: If it is poor circulation, I think that exercising will help with this. So I wouldn't recommend stopping. Some doctors have to cover their a$$es and tell people to stop exercising completely, but I'd get a second (or more) opinion before I stopped. Atrophy is a b*tch to get over and it rarely does anyone any good.
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