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Biking And Foot Numbness/muscle Burn

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Does anyone have problems with their feet going numb while biking? Whenever I ride any long distance, my feet, starting from the ball of the foot to the toes go completely numb. Yesterday, I rode twenty- five miles. Other days I ride ten to fifteen miles. No matter what the distance, my feet go numb. Is this common? Is it neuropathy? I also suffer from large muscle burn and weakness for a couple of days after. I had this same problem prior to being diagnosed. It has not gone away.

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Does anyone have problems with their feet going numb while biking? Whenever I ride any long distance, my feet, starting from the ball of the foot to the toes go completely numb. Yesterday, I rode twenty- five miles. Other days I ride ten to fifteen miles. No matter what the distance, my feet go numb. Is this common? Is it neuropathy? I also suffer from large muscle burn and weakness for a couple of days after. I had this same problem prior to being diagnosed. It has not gone away.

I'd suggest that if you only have it happen on your bike, it's probably not neuropathy. I used to ride several hundred miles a week, and can't say enough about having a really good bike shop properly fit you and your bike. It will cost money, and you may even need to buy a new stem, saddle or handlebars, but my guess is that your position and fit on the bike is causing some nerves to get pressure put on them, and this can likely be helped with a good bike fitting.

When I was riding/racing 12-13 years ago, I got fitted about once a year, since I was still growing a bit, and training lots. The 1st time I did, the difference in comfort was remarkable.

Geoff

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I'd suggest that if you only have it happen on your bike, it's probably not neuropathy. I used to ride several hundred miles a week, and can't say enough about having a really good bike shop properly fit you and your bike. It will cost money, and you may even need to buy a new stem, saddle or handlebars, but my guess is that your position and fit on the bike is causing some nerves to get pressure put on them, and this can likely be helped with a good bike fitting.

When I was riding/racing 12-13 years ago, I got fitted about once a year, since I was still growing a bit, and training lots. The 1st time I did, the difference in comfort was remarkable.

Geoff

You probably are very correct on this. My mountain bike is okay, but the road bike is old, used, beat-up and too big for me. The distance between the seat and the pedal may be too far. Didn't even think about it when I started riding the bike. Thanks.

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My feet would go numb while biking. The trainer at the gym suggested I loosen the laces on my shoes. Worked like a charm. :D Something about a vein running over the top of the foot.

~Laura

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My feet would go numb while biking. The trainer at the gym suggested I loosen the laces on my shoes. Worked like a charm. :D Something about a vein running over the top of the foot.

~Laura

Thanks! I'll give it a try!

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I have the same problem but not on a bike. I use the Elliptical machine at the gym and about 10 min. into the exercise the ball of my feet up through the toes become numb. It's not a shoe thing either.

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