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Pins and Needles in Toes when Running in Proper Shoes

By Anonymous June 18, 2009 - 8:23am
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I'm 37, I have always done fitness (running) on and off for many years. I use to find when running on a tread mill with "running" shoes I would get pins and needles in my toes - both feet. I tried changing the incline and resistance - nothing worked For the past year I have been running on the tread mill in flat walking shoes and had no pins and needles. Recently, thinking I should get a "proper" pair of shoes for the rest of my body's sake I bought a good pair of "running" shoes. Now, I have the pins and needles again...in proper shoes. My ankles, shins and feet were starting to feel a little abused from the walking shoes so I assumed a "running shoe" should be what I was using. Now I have the pins and needles. Socks are lose and breathable, shoe is not tight. Any ideas ?

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I realize this is an older post, but just came across it, and found this article that may be of interest: What Causes Foot Numbness in Runners?
I also have experienced this when running. It's always a good idea to have well-fitting shoes, and non-abrasive socks. As you know, hydration also is super important. But additionally, visit with your doctor and/or talk with a trained fitness expert when you notice bothersome "symptoms" that persist, so you can avoid further injury.
Happy running! Keep up that healthy lifestyle...

January 11, 2011 - 10:44am

I have this same issue and I believe that this is caused by blood flowing to your toes. Even if your running shoes and socks are loose, the angle of your foot's arch is different, changing the flow or blood and oxygen to the toes.

June 18, 2009 - 9:06am
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