While exercising on an elliptical, both my feet go numb at the 2 mile mark (i.e., after about buring 250 calories or at the 25 minute mark). Any idea?
The parts that go numb are all 10 toes and the toe mounds: about top 1/3 of the foot. Below the mounds, i.e., the inner and outer arches and the heel, I'm okay. I walk off the machine, shake my feet, walk around, and them I'm fine. But I'm stumped why this would happen exactly to both feet at exctly the 25 minute mark after I've burnt 250 calories. What could be in the toes and toe mounds that are making the feet to go numb? Wouldn't the nerves and small blood vessels be rather eveny distributed?
Are my feet telling me to get off the elliptical? I stop then, do some sit ups and other exercises. Get back on the elliptical after 15 minutes and the same thing happens a bit earlier, at the 200 calories burnt or 20 minute mark. Anyone else experience something similar?
Update: Based on some astute observations here, it seems that this is unique to the elliptical due to the peculiar motion of the feet. Why do I work out on the elliptical? Well, one of my legs is shorter by about 1/2 an inch or so. So if I run, I usually get a tendinitis of my right knee. To fix this, I've had to get a heel prop to slide under my right sneakers, but I don't like wearing the prop; my heel usually ends up getting sore from this compensatory move. I plan on ditching the elliptical and just do some brisk walking on the treadmill; usually this does not induce my tendinitis. I do like the elliptical. But I was diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy, so I'm afraid to stress my blood vessels.