>Running 101>Left foot went numb at 3 mile mark
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In my case I'm relatively certain that it's chronic compartment syndrome... it's not a shoe issue.
I have pretty notoriously tight calves, which I know is a factor.
The symptoms seem to let up about 20 minutes after they start...like clockwork. I don't run into it all that much anymore...and it comes and goes for a few runs, then I can go for months without any problems. If I had problems more consistently I'd likely look into surgical solutions, but the thought of having my calves sliced open to cut the fascia and release the pressure would be a bit overkill at this point.
I'd keep an eye on things. Try the obvious things like loosening your shoes and stopping to walk and stretch when it happens. If you have more than a few runs when it's a problem I'd definitely mention it to your doctor.
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Cool stuff. Almost makes me want to finally go out and buy me one of those things!
Just thought I'd update this.
Went for a 2.5 mile run today and ran it relatively easy (Minus the 11mph sprint at the end lol) and I felt better all race and my foot didnt get numb but AFTER the race, my muscle...The one right above my ankle in the back, (Google search says soleus muscle or gastrocnemius muscle, was REALLY tight.
It took about 10 minutes of stretching and massaging and walking to get it back to normal.
Is that okay?
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