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For experienced runners: My left foot goes numb when I run. Why?

I'm an amateur runner warming up to the sport, and have been training for a four mile race. Consistently around the 2-3 mile mark my left foot goes numb; first I notice a slight tingling, and eventually it's like I'm running on one foot. I went to my primary care doctor, and he suggested I get a new pair of shoes at a specialty store, which I did. I tried running again today, and the problem hasn't gone away. I'd like to get this fixed without going to the doctor again, so if anyone has dealt with this issue before I'd love to hear what was wrong and how you (hopefully) fixed it. [more inside]
posted by CottonCandyCapers on Apr 10, 2014 - 19 answers

easing back into things after mysterious running injury

What’s a better strategy for easing back into running after taking 3.5 weeks off due to an unknown running injury? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Jan 31, 2014 - 7 answers

How to baby an injury for a newbie runner?

I'm midway through a 13-week beginner's running program. Today was supposed to be a run day for me, but I noticed a little twinge in my ankle last night, and the soreness has persisted. Skipped the run for today, but I'm wondering how long I should rest the ankle before attempting to run again? Spent the day reading about high ankle sprains and freaking myself out, need some advice from experienced runners. [more inside]
posted by Diablevert on Nov 11, 2013 - 11 answers

Did I injure myself on my first attempt at C25K?

I started Couch-to-5K on Friday morning, and have been feeling awful since (upper body pain and a headache that I can't seem to kick). Could I have done this to myself, and if so, how do I not do it again? [more inside]
posted by mireille on Jul 10, 2013 - 28 answers

Oh no! Turf toe!

I'm a serious distance runner and was just diagnosed with turf toe. Its been a nuisance for 2 weeks. Now what? [more inside]
posted by floweredfish on May 24, 2013 - 4 answers

Knee feels fine now. How long should I wait before I go back to running?

About a 10 days ago I tweaked my knee while running. It feels fine now. How long should I wait before I go back to running? [more inside]
posted by usonian on Aug 29, 2012 - 8 answers

First running injury and first race in the same week?

Running advice needed. First time with shin splints, first race coming up this weekend. [more inside]
posted by piedmont on May 2, 2012 - 6 answers

Help my back not hurt.

If you had an L5 injury, and you were a runner, how would you treat it? [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Sep 2, 2011 - 15 answers

How can I improve my 800 meter dash time, without doing much speedwork?

How can I improve my 800 meter dash time, without doing much speedwork? [more inside]
posted by crawltopslow on Aug 31, 2011 - 5 answers

Getting past iliotibial band syndrome?

SportsMedicineFilter: Has anyone successfully overcome Iliotibial Band Syndrome? [more inside]
posted by conifer on Nov 11, 2010 - 18 answers

What the heck happened to my knee?

What the hell did I do to my knee and is foam rolling making things worse? [more inside]
posted by Loto on Oct 11, 2010 - 9 answers

How to pick up my marathon training after 2 weeks of not running?

I'm training for a marathon that is taking place in just over 5 weeks. I haven't been able to run for 2 weeks due to illness and injuries. I took a week off to nurse some hip bursitis and then I came down with a flu like bug. The longest training run I've done so far has been 14 miles, and that was two weeks ago. This weekend, I am supposed to do 18 miles. To you runners out there - what do you think the best way is for me to get back on track and finish the race successfully over the next 5 weeks? My pace is around 11 minutes/mile.
posted by emily37 on Sep 10, 2010 - 9 answers

What am I doing to my foot?

I've taken up walking on a treadmill lately, and as I ramp up the intensity I seem to be bruising one small spot on one foot. I'm not sure what I'm doing to cause it. It's not a shoe issue. I get this whether I'm wearing regular running shoes or my Vibrams. [more inside]
posted by Karmakaze on Jul 9, 2010 - 7 answers

How Much Pain is Too Much?

How much pain is OK to run through? [more inside]
posted by PhatLobley on May 21, 2010 - 15 answers

How can I deal with intense pain in my piriformis?

Any tips for handling my piriformis pain? [more inside]
posted by lxs on Apr 29, 2010 - 16 answers

Achy breaky hip flexor

Hey, runners (and anyone else): can you help my achy breaky hip flexor? [more inside]
posted by Rudy Gerner on Nov 30, 2009 - 16 answers

ouch

RunningInjuryFilter: Doing couch to 5k. On week 7 (25 minutes running 3 times a week). Yey! After doing a weighted squat incorrectly a couple of weeks ago (too much weight on balls of feet), have a soreness/twinge/ache on my left front lower leg (about where shin splits would be). This gets better as I exercise and warm up, but it also hasn't gone away. Do I need to take a week off? Will this get better or worse if I ignore it? Will I hinder my progress? [more inside]
posted by leotrotsky on May 4, 2009 - 7 answers

Man was not meant to run, I swear.

YANAD filter: Knee Edition [more inside]
posted by OrangeDrink on Apr 24, 2009 - 12 answers

Pain above my right knee?

I started running 2 - 3 weeks ago and I run around 3 miles every second day. So for the past week, I've had this sort of "pain" or somekind of uncomfortable feeling above my knee. The "pain" is not in the knee itself, but maybe in muscle above it? When I'm laying in bed or sitting it feels the same way. It doesn't hurt, but its just a little bit uncomfortable. Its kinda like a feeling of someone is squeezing a muscle just above my knee. Should I be worried and go to a doctor or is this normal, when you havnt done any exercise for 8 years and just started? I'm 22 and male btw.
posted by madcow20 on Aug 13, 2008 - 12 answers

What happened to my heel? It's tingling

I overtrained. A week later, my heel is still tingly and uncomfortable. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF on Aug 5, 2008 - 7 answers

Let Me Run Free Again?

I can walk, I can bike, I can't run more than a mile without my knee locking up. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Aug 2, 2008 - 9 answers

What happened to my knee, and how can I exercise around it?

Should I seek additional physical therapy for my mysteriously injured knee, and how can I continue to work out in spite of it? [more inside]
posted by Who_Am_I on May 22, 2008 - 5 answers

knee support for a jogger/runner?

joggers with knee problem - do you recommend a knee support? [more inside]
posted by grafholic on Apr 30, 2008 - 14 answers

Give me feet of steel.

Resources for exercises for my feet, arches, ankles, and lower legs? [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Apr 24, 2008 - 12 answers

When can I have my foot back?

How long will I be in excruciating pain? [more inside]
posted by Camofrog on Jan 28, 2008 - 20 answers

Are IT band straps just snake oil?

Are those IT band straps for running worth a damn? [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Jan 15, 2008 - 19 answers

Will a runner with a lower body weight have a lower risk of injury than a heavier person, all other measures of health, fitness, and experience being equal?

Will a runner with a lower body weight have a lower risk of injury than a heavier person, all other measures of health, fitness, and experience being equal? [more inside]
posted by sequential on Oct 17, 2007 - 10 answers

Fast Flat Feet

Flat feet and illotibial band syndrome - how can I quickly recover, and how can I prevent re-occurences? [more inside]
posted by god particle on Jul 13, 2007 - 13 answers

Hip me out

I'm 30 with bursitis in my left hip joint. Should I get an MRI as prescribed? [more inside]
posted by chickaboo on Jan 25, 2007 - 26 answers

How should I treat my running injury?

Physiotherapy or chiropractic? [more inside]
posted by sanitycheck on Sep 11, 2006 - 23 answers

I like to hit the pavement, but it hit back.

I'm addicted to running. I've injured myself. I'm forcing myself to take a couple days off. How do I speed up healing--because come hell or high water I'm going to be back at it on Monday (provided I can restrain myself). [more inside]
posted by sourwookie on Mar 17, 2006 - 26 answers

Running for Fatties

ExerciseFilter: I am old (36). I am fat (5'8" 190#). I am out of shape (no real physical activity for a couple years). I have a bad knee (ACL replacement and some cartilage replacement two year ago). I want to run a half-marathon on Halloween. What can I do to prepare? Specifically, what can I do to minimize the risk of reinjuring my knee? [more inside]
posted by jdroth on Aug 21, 2005 - 25 answers

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