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Numbness of toes and heel of one foot

05/26/2006

Question:

My left toes and my heel become numb during my training on the elliptical trainer. I got new shoes but this has not relieved it.

How do I relieve this numbness?

Answer:

My suggestion is to stretch your new shoes and old shoes. Sometimes they are too tight in the toebox area and this area can put compression on the toes when doing the elliptical trainer.    When you feel your feet about to get numb, step off the elliptical and stretch your shoes, rub your feet and then jump back on the machine once your symptoms clear.  Hope this helps.

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Chalisa   Fonza, MA, ATC Chalisa Fonza, MA, ATC
Athletic Trainer
Clinical Instructor at the School of Allied Medical Professionals
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University