numb toe

Has anyone had a toe or two go numb while riding? I had riden my coker
about 20 miles, when I realized I was losing the feeling in my left big
toe. I re-positioned myself on the seat a bit, and wiggled my toes as much
as I could while riding, and eventually I re-gained feeling. This happened
a few more times after the first, but always eventually went away after I
made a point to move around.

Is it possible that I pinched a nerve, or constricted blood flow in some
way? Could my shoes just be laced too tight? Or should I just take more
than a 5 minute break every 2 hours?

Jeff Lutkus

Sent via the Unicyclist Community - http://Unicyclist.com

I bought new shoes in which to ride my bicycle, ones with a stiff sole
designed for riding bikes, and they’re a little tight in the front
width-wise. My feet get a little numb after 30 minutes or so of riding.
It goes away once I walk around a bit. That’s where I would start, in
your case.

John

Jeff Lutkus wrote:

> Has anyone had a toe or two go numb while riding? I had riden my coker
> about 20 miles, when I realized I was losing the feeling in my left big
> toe. I re-positioned myself on the seat a bit, and wiggled my toes as
> much as I could while riding, and eventually I re-gained feeling. This
> happened a few more times after the first, but always eventually went
> away after I made a point to move around.
>
> Is it possible that I pinched a nerve, or constricted blood flow in some
> way? Could my shoes just be laced too tight? Or should I just take more
> than a 5 minute break every 2 hours?
>
> Jeff Lutkus
>

> Sent via the Unicyclist Community - http://Unicyclist.com

Hey Jeff,

Yesterday I went on a road ride with my pashley and indeed after like
30K my whole right feet was like really painful and my toes numb. Seems
to be linked to my flexible shoes - once I tried more rigid shoes and no
more numbness.

Oli-

-----Original Message----- From: Jeff Lutkus
[mailto:lutkus@unicyclist.com] Sent: Sunday, August 19, 2001 6:03 PM To:
unicycling@winternet.com Subject: numb toe

Has anyone had a toe or two go numb while riding? I had riden my coker
about 20 miles, when I realized I was losing the feeling in my left big
toe. I re-positioned myself on the seat a bit, and wiggled my toes as much
as I could while riding, and eventually I re-gained feeling. This happened
a few more times after the first, but always eventually went away after I
made a point to move around.

Is it possible that I pinched a nerve, or constricted blood flow in some

way? Could my shoes just be laced too tight? Or should I just take more
than a 5 minute break every 2 hours?

Jeff Lutkus

Sent via the Unicyclist Community - http://Unicyclist.com

I heard that your feet swell a little bit when you work out so what has
worked the best for me has been to tie my shoe laces loosely at the start
of a ride so that my shoes don’t get to tight latter.

peter

> Has anyone had a toe or two go numb while riding? I had riden my coker
>
> about 20 miles, when I realized I was losing the feeling in my left big
>
> toe. I re-positioned myself on the seat a bit, and wiggled my toes as
> much as I could while riding, and eventually I re-gained feeling. This
> happened a few more times after the first, but always eventually went
> away after I made a point to move around.
>
> Is it possible that I pinched a nerve, or constricted blood flow in some
>
> way? Could my shoes just be laced too tight? Or should I just take more
> than a 5 minute break every 2 hours?
>
> Jeff Lutkus
>

> Sent via the Unicyclist Community - http://Unicyclist.com
>

Yup, stiffer soled shoes should fix the numb feet. My favorite Coker shoes
are the Vans VMX Flats. Just the right stiffness for the Coker rides.
They’re too stiff for muni and way too stiff for freestyle, but perfect
for the Coker. Danscomp.com has the VMX Flats for $39.99.

Larger flat platform pedals can also help reduce foot numbness. Flat is
better (more comfortable) than the concave platforms like the Primo
Tenderizers.

john_childs

>From: jeff d tuttle
>
>Jeff, Are you wearing relatively flexible shoes? I used to ride in indoor
>soccer shoes, but my feet would go numb and give me pain, so I switched
>to something stiffer and the pain and numbness went away.
>
>Jeff Tuttle
>
>On Sun, 19 Aug 2001 17:02:37 -0500 (CDT) “Jeff Lutkus”
><lutkus@unicyclist.com> writes:
> > Has anyone had a toe or two go numb while riding? I had riden my coker
> > about 20 miles, when I realized I was losing the feeling in my left
> > big toe. I re-positioned myself on the seat a bit, and wiggled my toes
> > as much as I could while riding, and eventually I re-gained feeling.
> > This happened a few more times after the first, but always eventually
> > went away after I made a point to move around.
> >
> > Is it possible that I pinched a nerve, or constricted blood flow in
> > some way? Could my shoes just be laced too tight? Or should I just
> > take more than a 5 minute break every 2 hours?
> >
> > Jeff Lutkus
> >


Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at http://explorer.msn.com/intl.asp