Runners Forum - Kick Runners banner

1 - 14 of 14 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,039 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
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.<br><br>
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.<br><br>
Any thoughts?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
16,290 Posts
try going up a half size in your running shoe. that did the trick for me many years ago.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,039 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
I already did that. <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/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.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
16,290 Posts
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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,039 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
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.<br><br>
Thanks for the advice!
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
16,290 Posts
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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,814 Posts
Are your shoes close to being past due for shoe heaven?<br><br>
I've had this a couple of times and it was always shoe related. Too tight or worn out.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
9,098 Posts
Is this happening on the treadmill, or outside?<br><br>
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.<br><br>
I usually change the speed or incline when it happens, and it goes away.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,039 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
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.<br><br>
I'm still going to go to the Doctor but I think the Asics are too narrow and aggravate the problem with my feet.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
344 Posts
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
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,979 Posts
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.<br><br>
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).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,736 Posts
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.
 
1 - 14 of 14 Posts
Top