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Numbness While Running, But Not When I Stop

I've been a runner for about 8 years and the last two years I've been experiencing a variety of different pains. My latest one is that while I'm running my right foot is a little numb. The numbness does not continue after my run. I've also noticed it a little bit when I'm on the elliptical as well. I also experience a pain when I go up and down stairs in both of my knees.







Answer by Dominique:


Hi there,
Thanks for your question about the different pains you have.

Numbness in your legs or your feet is usually caused by poor blood circulation. You could have low blood pressure or maybe your running shoes are a bit tight, causing some kind of blockage. low blood pressure or some kind of blockage.

When you stop you probably take of your running shoes which looks like it removes your problem!
Try loosening your shoe laces and see if that helps.

Knee pain can have many different causes. Depending on whether your knee is hurting on the inside, outside, top or bottom of the knee you are looking at different issues. I am currently suffering from a bit of Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITB). It's not too bad, it only hurts sometimes when I run uphill or walk up the stairs immediately after a hilly run.

So I am trying to stay away from hills for a bit! Without knowing any more, I would say that ITB could be the issue. Check out the link above. It will give you some more info, including ideas for treatment and prevention.

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Hope this helps.
Kind regards,
Dominique

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