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General Category => The Knowledge => Health & Fitness => Topic started by: andrewc on March 18, 2009, 09:34:13 pm

Title: Numb toes ?
Post by: andrewc on March 18, 2009, 09:34:13 pm
Just over a week ago I did a short 3 day tour around the Yorkshire / Cumbria border. About 115 miles in total with a camping load. This was the first trip of it's kind since September last year.

I was wearing Specialized Tahoes and using Time ATACs, all well used & familiar kit.

Since coming back the big toes and first adjacent toes on both feet feel numb.  No pins & needles, colour is normal & returns quickly after fingertip pressure. They just don't feel as sensitive to touch as normal and generally feel weird.

Any ideas what may have caused this & how long it may last ?
Title: Re: Numb toes ?
Post by: annie on March 18, 2009, 09:59:13 pm
Compressed nerves perhaps?  You say the first trip since September.  Give yourself a few more days.  Has this happened before?  If it doesn't improve then have them looked at.  Cap. refill appears to be ok though.
Title: Re: Numb toes ?
Post by: andrewc on March 18, 2009, 10:14:11 pm
Could be.  It's nearly the start of the sandal season anyway. 

Foot massage ?
Title: Re: Numb toes ?
Post by: annie on March 18, 2009, 10:17:08 pm
Could be.  It's nearly the start of the sandal season anyway. 

Foot massage ?

Absolutely.  It is my speciality but I think you are a bit far away. :-*
Title: Re: Numb toes ?
Post by: andrewc on March 18, 2009, 10:29:05 pm
Could be.  It's nearly the start of the sandal season anyway. 

Foot massage ?

Absolutely.  It is my speciality but I think you are a bit far away. :-*

 :P

Checks map, washes feet,  works out how fast he can get to Annie's house..

 :-*

Title: Re: Numb toes ?
Post by: annie on March 18, 2009, 10:56:57 pm
Hot towels and creams at the ready ;)
Title: Re: Numb toes ?
Post by: andrewc on March 18, 2009, 11:03:45 pm
Hot towels and creams at the ready ;)

Achieves personal best down to Suffolk!

 :-*