Right foot problems

  • warrior1234

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    Aug 20, 2013 4:43 PM GMT
    Hi everybody.
    I'm having problems with my right foot. I do a bit of jogging/running on the treadmill for usually about 20 minutes and during the last 5 minutes my right foot for some reason goes numb and I struggle to lift it up.
    Does anybody know why it's doing that?
    And how can I prevent it from happening again?
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    Aug 20, 2013 5:37 PM GMT
    A little bit more info is needed:

    - How long has this problem been going on?
    - Does it only occur when you run?
    - How long does the numbness last after it happens?

    The first thing I would suspect is something's going on with your lower spine. If it keeps on happening, you need to see a doctor.
  • LJay

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    Aug 20, 2013 5:42 PM GMT
    Go see a doctor and get a referral o a podiatrist or a neurologist. Yet another reason why universal health care is needed in the US. Guys with problems of this sort over here often try to ignore them and they get serious.
  • warrior1234

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    Aug 20, 2013 5:56 PM GMT
    Erik101 saidA little bit more info is needed:

    - How long has this problem been going on?
    - Does it only occur when you run?
    - How long does the numbness last after it happens?

    The first thing I would suspect is something's going on with your lower spine. If it keeps on happening, you need to see a doctor.


    Yeah it only happens when I'm running. However, it doesn't always happen. My dad used to take me for a jog. I used to only job for about 10 minutes because I used to struggle. I didn't used to have problems with my right foot. However, during the last few times I went jogging outside my right foot started to go numb just before I finish jogging, so at the end of my 10 minute jog I really started to struggle.

    Recently I've been jogging/running for 20 minutes on the treadmill. I was really starting to like it. I've only been jogging/running like 5 times on the treadmill during the last few weeks and I'm hoping to do it more often.
    But the last time I used the treadmill was yesterday and the same thing happened to me when I used to go for a job outside.
    The numbness lasts until I stop running. And after I stop running, I'd say it last a minute or 2.
  • Montague

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    Aug 20, 2013 5:58 PM GMT
    Are you tying your shoes too tight?
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    Aug 20, 2013 5:58 PM GMT
    You're probably numb from not enough blood flowing into you feet. You need to massage to feet to keep the blood rushing well.
  • LJay

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    Aug 20, 2013 6:00 PM GMT
    Does this happen whenyou walk or only when you run?
  • AMoonHawk

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    Aug 20, 2013 6:03 PM GMT
    Try not lift your knees so high .... keep your feet as close to the ground as possible so that you are not pounding on your feet. This can also be bad for your knees and it actually will slow your running down.
  • BillandChuck

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    Aug 20, 2013 6:07 PM GMT
    Bill's story. I've had this problem when I was still in school, and I went to the doctor. Oddly, it turned out that it was my SHOES.... or more precisely, the way my shoe fit the build of my right foot in particular in combination with the way I laced it!

    I agree that you should have the doctor check it out. It could be something very different than what I've experienced, which was nerve-related, apparently due to the pressure.

    I'll also add that I wear a size 13W (or EEEE) running shoe, and I've had to get more in tune to the different fit of different manufacturers and styles, because there's a wide variance when you get into "oversize" and "overwidth". But I can also share that since I (because after a number of tests that would just boggle your mind) figured out the shoe thing, I also figured out it happens on multiple shoes that fit well, seems to involve the amount and distribution of the pressure of the lacing/tongue around the top of my foot and seems to impact either the veins or nerves there on the top of my foot or both.

    I tend to run long distances for "joggers" and medium distances for "runners". It usually happens now very rarely, probably because I'm hyper conscious about my lacing (not TOO tight, not loose, EVENLY DISTRIBUTED all up the lace area, and not knotted too tight at the top). And now when it does, USUALLY a redo of my lacing and a short walk to get my foot feeling comfortable again, then I'm back for another 5 or 10 miles without problem.

    Good luck - running is AWESOME, and when you can't and want to or when it gives you pain, it really blows. I'm just getting back into it and working up to long runs again, but I'm addicted already again.
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    Aug 20, 2013 6:16 PM GMT
    The_Tango saidYou're probably numb from not enough blood flowing into you feet. You need to massage to feet to keep the blood rushing well.


    i volunteer to do that for you, out of the goodness of my heart. it's the least i can do for a fellow rj'er. ;-)
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    The_Tango saidYou're probably numb from not enough blood flowing into you feet. You need to massage to feet to keep the blood rushing well.


    If it is indeed a lack of blood flow, then that means his entire foot would turn purple and that also means something is causing that to occur. Massage can help but it doesn't eliminate the problem as to what is causing his foot to go numb.

    OP - you stated in your 2nd response that this is a recurring problem. We can only speculate on what's the actual cause but you really need to see a doctor about this. My suggestions are either an orthopedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankles or a neurosurgeon who specializes in spine problems. Good luck!
  • warrior1234

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    Aug 20, 2013 7:01 PM GMT
    Thank you very much for your response everybody.
    I will see a doctor about it. And I'll try to not tie my laces to hard because I did that yesterday so it's good chance it could be the shoe laces being too tightened.
    I'm going to use the treadmill again tomorrow so I'll reply back on here to keep everybody up to date about my right foot.
    Thank you everybody. icon_biggrin.gif
  • warrior1234

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    Aug 20, 2013 7:01 PM GMT
    Premedmuscjock said
    The_Tango saidYou're probably numb from not enough blood flowing into you feet. You need to massage to feet to keep the blood rushing well.


    i volunteer to do that for you, out of the goodness of my heart. it's the least i can do for a fellow rj'er. ;-)


    Thanks. Anytime. You can bite my feet if you want, lol.
  • BillandChuck

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    Aug 20, 2013 7:18 PM GMT
    warrior1234 saidThank you very much for your response everybody.
    I will see a doctor about it. And I'll try to not tie my laces to hard because I did that yesterday so it's good chance it could be the shoe laces being too tightened.
    I'm going to use the treadmill again tomorrow so I'll reply back on here to keep everybody up to date about my right foot.
    Thank you everybody. icon_biggrin.gif


    Good luck. Hope it turns out to be something so simple and you don't have to go through what we described above.

    And on this, can we all watch? icon_redface.gif
    warrior1234 said
    Premedmuscjock said
    The_Tango saidYou're probably numb from not enough blood flowing into you feet. You need to massage to feet to keep the blood rushing well.


    i volunteer to do that for you, out of the goodness of my heart. it's the least i can do for a fellow rj'er. ;-)


    Thanks. Anytime. You can bite my feet if you want, lol.
  • warrior1234

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    Aug 20, 2013 7:21 PM GMT
    BillandChuck said
    warrior1234 saidThank you very much for your response everybody.
    I will see a doctor about it. And I'll try to not tie my laces to hard because I did that yesterday so it's good chance it could be the shoe laces being too tightened.
    I'm going to use the treadmill again tomorrow so I'll reply back on here to keep everybody up to date about my right foot.
    Thank you everybody. icon_biggrin.gif


    Good luck. Hope it turns out to be something so simple and you don't have to go through what we described above.

    And on this, can we all watch? icon_redface.gif
    warrior1234 said
    Premedmuscjock said
    The_Tango saidYou're probably numb from not enough blood flowing into you feet. You need to massage to feet to keep the blood rushing well.


    i volunteer to do that for you, out of the goodness of my heart. it's the least i can do for a fellow rj'er. ;-)


    Thanks. Anytime. You can bite my feet if you want, lol.


    Thanks and yeah sure you can watch. But I have to warn you, me and Premedmuscjoc will wrestle naked after he's finished biting, sucking and massaging my feet. And when we wrestle, it's brutal.
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    Aug 20, 2013 7:24 PM GMT
    My experience with this comes from a cervical spine injury. In my case it was called Drop Foot. I'm not saying this is what you're dealing with, but I am suggesting you not wait too much longer to see your doctor. Best of luck.
  • BillandChuck

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    Aug 20, 2013 7:27 PM GMT
    warrior1234 said
    BillandChuck said
    warrior1234 saidThank you very much for your response everybody.
    I will see a doctor about it. And I'll try to not tie my laces to hard because I did that yesterday so it's good chance it could be the shoe laces being too tightened.
    I'm going to use the treadmill again tomorrow so I'll reply back on here to keep everybody up to date about my right foot.
    Thank you everybody. icon_biggrin.gif


    Good luck. Hope it turns out to be something so simple and you don't have to go through what we described above.

    And on this, can we all watch? icon_redface.gif
    warrior1234 said
    Premedmuscjock said
    The_Tango saidYou're probably numb from not enough blood flowing into you feet. You need to massage to feet to keep the blood rushing well.


    i volunteer to do that for you, out of the goodness of my heart. it's the least i can do for a fellow rj'er. ;-)


    Thanks. Anytime. You can bite my feet if you want, lol.


    Thanks and yeah sure you can watch. But I have to warn you, me and Premedmuscjoc will wrestle naked after he's finished biting, sucking and massaging my feet. And when we wrestle, it's brutal.

    Hey no fair teasing the old, married guys! icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Aug 20, 2013 7:28 PM GMT
    Thanks and yeah sure you can watch. But I have to warn you, me and Premedmuscjoc will wrestle naked after he's finished biting, sucking and massaging my feet. And when we wrestle, it's brutal.[/quote]

    absolutely true!
  • warrior1234

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    Aug 20, 2013 7:37 PM GMT
    It's a X rated battle. We battle with daggers and swords. There's a lot of biting, screaming, yelling and pubic hairs flying around. It's chaos.
  • monet

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    Aug 20, 2013 9:19 PM GMT
    You really need to go see a doctor about this as soon as possible.

    A friend of mine had the same problem with his right foot. He kept on ignoring it and refusing to go to the doctor about it. He only agreed to go to the doctor when the pain became unbearable. The doctor examined my friend's right foot and told him that it was cancer of the right foot. They had to amputate the right foot but sadly the cancer had already spread to the rest of his body. Unfortunately he only lived for three months after the doctor first diagnosed the right foot cancer

    Apparently, cancer of the right foot is a fairly common affliction for men about your age. I wouldn't wait too much longer to go to see the doctor. You don't want to end up having your right foot amputated like my friend and you don't want to end up dying like my friend did.
  • warrior1234

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    Aug 21, 2013 6:53 AM GMT
    monet saidYou really need to go see a doctor about this as soon as possible.

    A friend of mine had the same problem with his right foot. He kept on ignoring it and refusing to go to the doctor about it. He only agreed to go to the doctor when the pain became unbearable. The doctor examined my friend's right foot and told him that it was cancer of the right foot. They had to amputate the right foot but sadly the cancer had already spread to the rest of his body. Unfortunately he only lived for three months after the doctor first diagnosed the right foot cancer

    Apparently, cancer of the right foot is a fairly common affliction for men about your age. I wouldn't wait too much longer to go to see the doctor. You don't want to end up having your right foot amputated like my friend and you don't want to end up dying like my friend did.


    Oh dear. I'm so sorry. Now I'm scared. I will see a doctor as soon as possible.
  • outbackdude

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    Aug 21, 2013 9:32 AM GMT
    Do you have a trainer or a gym mate that you can ask? To me, it looks like that your shoes are too tight or the socks you wear aren't right for you.
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    Aug 21, 2013 9:47 AM GMT
    One thing that might help you is, lace your shoes, do some warm-up, the unlace them, get them a bit loos, and tie them again.
    This way you'll lace them after they have swollen a bit. It used to happen to me on the elliptical.
  • outbackdude

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    Aug 21, 2013 9:57 AM GMT
    bulk007 saidOne thing that might help you is, lace your shoes, do some warm-up, the unlace them, get them a bit loos, and tie them again.
    This way you'll lace them after they have swollen a bit. It used to happen to me on the elliptical.


    Some people also wear a size smaller than their actual size.It hardly leaves any space for the foot to breathe.
  • warrior1234

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    Aug 21, 2013 10:11 AM GMT
    outbackdude saidDo you have a trainer or a gym mate that you can ask? To me, it looks like that your shoes are too tight or the socks you wear aren't right for you.


    I just use the treadmill at home. I don't train with anyone. I think it might be something to do with my shoes being tight.