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Experts Corner

Fitness

Numb Toes During Exercise
By Lisa Stone, ACE

Q. I just started taking classes again in the past 2 weeks or so. I am noticing that the 2nd & 3rd toes on my right foot are getting a numb sensation during the classes. Am I doing something to cause this and is there anything I can do to alleviate it?

A. Have you had your feet measured since you last gave birth? It's possible that your shoes are too small and that your toes are banging into the end of the toe box as you workout. You could also be putting too much pressure on your toes by not coming all the way down to a flat foot when walking or running. Make sure that you use a heel-to-toe movement. Another possible cause of the numbness is poor circulation, but I'd try the first two suggestions first just to rule them out before contacting your healthcare provider about circulation.

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