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tarsal tunnel syndrome?(3 posts)

tarsal tunnel syndrome?lissa
Aug 27, 2001 5:43 PM
My feet have started to fall asleep when I ride. After ten miles both feet are asleep starting from the littler toes and working inwards. At 25 miles it feels like someone is banging on my toes with a hammer.
It's not that I'm tying my shoes too tight- I have the same problem in different shoes-tight or loose, and on different bikes.
Any suggestions? Similar experiences?
What about for hands falling asleep?
re: tarsal tunnel syndrome?curtis
Aug 27, 2001 5:58 PM
It's not uncommon for feet ro swell during a ride. That's why I use shoes with no laces, only velcro. When my feet start to hurt or numb, I just adjust the straps and keep going. Wiht laces, you have to stop...who wants to do that?
re: tarsal tunnel syndrome?steveuk
Aug 27, 2001 7:58 PM
it's all about circulation - do you do good warm up? jump up + down, shake legs, stretch? when riding don't spin to long without putting in some vigorous riding to get blood pumping round. too long means toes going south! if it's cold keep warm or blood will retreat to inner core. flex leg muscles internally when coasting - isometric stretching? it's vital to ride out of the saddle now + then to change position + allow good blood flow. some big gears out of the saddle too.

same with hands - warm up arms, keep warm with gloves and keep arms relaxed by waving at the odd passerby. hey it works for me.