Feet go numb while using elliptical
Does anyone else have this problem? After about 20 minutes or so, my feet get all numb and tingly, like they are asleep. It goes away within about 2 minutes of my stopping, but it's driving me crazy. Any suggestions?
Don't use the elliptical? I get weird numb foot problems on ellipticals and recumbent bikes. I don't know if I'm doing it wrong or what. I just do something else.4
Are you locking your joints?2
It's very common as you're putting full weight on both feet without the usual shirting around you'd do when standing still. Just remember to move and wiggle your feet every now and then.4
Yes this happens to me too!1
This happens to me if I leave my feet in one place too long. I move my feet around, and it helps1
Sounds like your shoes might be too small. Your feet can swell during exercise and cause shoes to become too tight even if they otherwise fit well, and that can lead to numbness. If you've recently started wearing a thicker sock, that can contribute to your shoe fitting more tightly too.
There are certainly other issues that could cause foot numbness, but I'd check the shoes.6
I've never really had this issue, but I don't leave my feet flat on the "pedals" either - I lift and lower my heels like I would in a normal walk just don't actually lift my whole foot up.5
This happens to me, I think it's really common. I figured it was to do with my feet going around and around but never lifting up.1
My brain goes numb on an elliptical.20
Happens to me to, I hate machines - I don't do them anymore as they are uncomfortable and boring as heck.1
Try lacing your shoes looser, or wearing different shoes.1
I noticed it happened when I would push down harder on my toes rather than the whole foot. Or if you have your weight shifted forward. Try pushing down with your heels more then on the front of your feet.4
This always happened to me as well. Or, just my right pinky toe would go numb. Can I just cut that little sucker off?
Anywho, lately I've realized it doesn't happen. I leave my shoes looser around the toe box and just tighten them up top. I also got a different style of shoe, a more low profile style. Finally, I've also been exercising more consistently the past few months so it could also be that.1
Thank you all. It seems that no matter the foot positioning, it happens. My shoes fit well. I guess it'll have to be tolerated.0
I would check how tight you have your shoes. Even if they seem loose to start with, your feet could be swelling and causing the discomfort.
I used to have an elliptical at home and ran into the numb feet issue. I ended up trying a few sessions barefoot and there was no numbing at all.1
Happens to me all the time, but I've learned to move my feet around, loosen my shoe strings a little prior to getting on, and proper fitting shoes. Not so much of a problem as it used to be.1
Are your insoles ridgey? Tried doing elipticals with Roshes and the motion of it made my toes move back and forth over and over. Safe to say I couldnt feel my toes afterwards.1
Roadie2000 Posts: 1,801 Membergypsysoul0317 wrote: »Thank you all. It seems that no matter the foot positioning, it happens. My shoes fit well. I guess it'll have to be tolerated.
Happens to me all the time no matter what I do. Once I start to feel it I switch it up and pedal backwards for a few minutes and it goes away. This is great because it shifts my weight more toward my heels instead of my toes to relive some stress, and it gives my muscles a rest while it works different ones.1
Roadie2000 wrote: »gypsysoul0317 wrote: »Thank you all. It seems that no matter the foot positioning, it happens. My shoes fit well. I guess it'll have to be tolerated.
Happens to me all the time no matter what I do. Once I start to feel it I switch it up and pedal backwards for a few minutes and it goes away. This is great because it shifts my weight more toward my heels instead of my toes to relive some stress, and it gives my muscles a rest while it works different ones.
I should try this. Thanks for the tip.1
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