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#1 of 14 Old 07-05-2007, 05:45 PM - Thead Starter
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Does anyone have this problem. It's like they go numb but not before I feel as if I have a large rock in my shoe either under my big toe on the ball of my foot or sometimes on the outside of the arch.

I'm thinking it may be Morton's Neuroma. I have an Orthopedic appt on 7/18 but am impatient and want to know what's going on. It's messing up my milage! I usually have to stop at around 2 or 3 miles and walk for a minute to get the numbness to go away then it comes back 2 or 3 miles later.

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try going up a half size in your running shoe. that did the trick for me many years ago.

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I already did that. sad.gif And I make sure my laces aren't too tight. I should probably mention I was fitted for Brooks GTS 6 or 7 and Asics 2120's. I am wearing the 2120s now. I'm an overpronater too. I also have been wearing heels that could be aggravating the problem as well.
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i don't know. my running shoes are 1.5-2 sizes larger than my regular shoes and sneakers. that 1/2 size made a big difference. It could be morton's neuroma. There are people i have read about on line who cut holes into their insoles around the neuroma and have no problems running.

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I'm an 8 1/2 in regular shoes and am wearing a 10 in my asics and a 10 1/2 in my Brooks (guy at running store told me to go up a 1/2 size more for Brooks). I am thinking of wearing my Brooks again and seeing if its any better. I think the asics might be a bit more narrow. The Brooks feel clunky compared to my asics though but I didn't have the problem as much with them.

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hmmm. i would see how the brooks feel and maybe stop wearing the heels. The numbness can be compounded by the pressure on the ball of your foot in the heels.

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Are your shoes close to being past due for shoe heaven?

I've had this a couple of times and it was always shoe related. Too tight or worn out.
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Nope, they are only a couple of weeks old.
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Is this happening on the treadmill, or outside?

I'm just asking, because I sometimes have this happen, but only on the treadmill, and I think it's because of the repetitiveness of the "terrain" or something like that. Or maybe I run goofy on the treadmill.

I usually change the speed or incline when it happens, and it goes away.
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Thanks for all your help. I decided this morning to wear my Brooks instead of the Asics. I ran 5.3 miles with absolutely no numbness or pain. I did feel the "rock" in the ball of my foot under my big toe for a few minutes but it worked itself out.

I'm still going to go to the Doctor but I think the Asics are too narrow and aggravate the problem with my feet.
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No advice for you here (never had anything similar) but glad to hear progress!!
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By chance could your shoes be tied to tight. I had the same type of feeling when I played ice hockey, and it was because the skates were tied to tight
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I've had Morton's toe and had orthotics, which I gave up and just kept moving up sizes in shoes. This was years ago. Then once, in a race, I had my foot fall asleep and said "oh no". However, the next day, no problem in my older same brand shoes. I tried with the new pair and again, numbness. I sent the shoes back to Roadrunner, and they had a fit about "past 30 days" and I argued that something was wrong. About a month later they replied that there was a small tongue defect and couldn't believe that it would cause such problems. Sometimes it "is" just the shoe.

When I had Morton's I "did" switch to wide shoes for awhile eventhough they felt a little floppy. (also gave up heels during the day).
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I had this happen to me when I tried to wear a pair of really cushioned shoes. It was too much and the balls of my feet felt like they were going to sleep. Numb and tingley and ouchie.
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