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Anyone have an idea why my feet and toes get numb when I'm on the elliptical? They don't do that when I'm walking or jogging - just on the elliptical. I thought it might be my shoes, but it seems strange that I ONLY notice the problem on the elliptical. I even tried doing it without shoes to test my theory and they still went numb after 5 minutes. What am I doing wrong?


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It might be the placement of your feet. You know the way you hold them. When you walk, they have a natural tendecy to go one way or the other, on the machine you have to place them in/on the paddle like things. Maybe they are 'cocked' in an off way.

 

Just a thought.

 

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Wow - that's a strange one! I have no idea why that's happening. But I have a similar problem when I ride my bike - my hands go numb! What's up with that?


Heidi

 

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Heidi, the hands one is simple -- when you're leaning down on the handle bars, you're partially cutting off circulation in your hands. I use riding gloves with padded palms and that helps.

 

As for the feet, can't answer that one ...


Pat

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Pat - I do wear padded cycling gloves - but it's still pretty bad. Any additional ideas? I have carpel tunnel - I bet that's related, eh?


Heidi

 

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Pat - I do wear padded cycling gloves - but it's still pretty bad. Any additional ideas? I have carpel tunnel - I bet that's related, eh?

I think it is the carpel tunnel. Before I had surgery for carpel tunnel in both my wrists (not at the same time) my hands were get numb with driving the car, holding my hair brush etc.


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Its nothing to be alarmed about, I have the same problem and asked my Dr. about it. She said it was from being in one position for a spand and its like when your feet fall asleep when they are under you, something like that. She said while on the machine every now and then lift your foot a little and wiggle it this will send better blood flow to the feet and it should wake up the foot so to say. Hope this helps, I rememeber when this happened to me I thought the worse only to find out its very common.


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Thanks guys! I will try changing my stance and wigging my feet around a bit and hopefully that will help.

 

BTW, my hands go numb all the time too - dr said its related to my carpal tunnel.


~ Pam ~

homeschooling mom to 3 girls

"It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not." James Gordon, M.D.

 

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Sometimes when I am on the elliptical my toes get pushed up against the front of the pedals (or whatever the place you stand is called), or in the case of one pair of shoes, the motion pushes my toes to front, effectively squashing them and making my feet numb. I move my feet around and back them on on the pedal to prevent it from happening.


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Happened to me too! At first I tried loosening my shoe laces when on the eliptical and that seemed to help. Then I bought a pair of wide width shoes and it hasn't happened since. I bet its a combination of things. Like maybe in my new shoes I stand differently as well as being more comfy.


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