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its my time
01-29-2008, 01:48 AM
sorry don't know where 2 put this, sorry is TMI but ever since I started working out I haveing probs w/my feet blisters, corns, my toenails growing weird and causing more blisters , I have the right shoe size at least I think I went 2 a shoe store and got help w/getting the right shoes, so I am not sure what else it could be.

Has anyone else had this prob? and if so where you able to fix it? Thanks in advance.


tomandkara
01-29-2008, 04:04 AM
What kind of working out are you doing?

I ask because I have to wear different shoes for running than I do for walking and even different ones for using the elliptical or step aerobics classes.

My running shoes are a full size bigger than my regular everyday shoes and have a wide toe base. My shoes for the elliptical or step class or a toning class are my regular shoe size so my heels don't slip up and down. My shoes for walking are about a half size bigger than my normal shoe size.

You also might want to try lacing your shoes differently. Last month's Runner's World had some lacing configurations for different foot issues. I wonder if you could access that info on-line, or at least do a Google search for "shoe lacing" or something.

Hope that helps!

Kara

its my time
01-29-2008, 04:08 AM
thank you, well I do mostly walking I am trying to start running, but I can't do very much yet, like 2 day I walked a mile then ran half a mile, then walked another mile, thats my cardo and I know thats were it comes from, I will have 2 go back 2 the shoe store, never heard about the lacing I will have 2 look that up, thanks for your help


Sakai
01-29-2008, 04:13 AM
I also second the different shoes idea. I have a shoe just for walking on the treadmill and elliptical.

I've notced that my toes start tingling like they are falling asleep during my time on the elliptical and bike. I might need to change my shoes. @_@

tomandkara
01-29-2008, 04:14 AM
No problem. I've heard there are actual running stores, where I guess they know more about shoes for running than normal shoe stores. I don't have access to any here in Korea, but from what I've heard they can fit your particular type of foot with appropriate shoes.

Great job on your walking/running so far!

Kara

its my time
01-29-2008, 04:16 AM
Thank you very much I am hoping some day 2 beable 2 run a 5k,

tomandkara
01-29-2008, 04:25 AM
That would be spectacular! You should set a date and start training for it! When my third child was born, I decided I wanted to be able to run five miles. I had NEVER run more than a mile at a time, and I could barely finish that at a 12 minute mile pace! It took me about seven months, but I worked up to five miles. I used to HATE running, but now it's kinda fun.

Make sure you get yourself the right shoes, though. They make all the difference! I have Nike Air Pegasus (I think) that are one whole size bigger than my regular shoes and they fit like a dream!

Kara

Lekhika
01-29-2008, 10:08 AM
You know, I used the have the same problems. Blisters on my heels, corns and callouses on my pinkie toes....until I got Sportslick. It's this thick petroleum type of ointmetn that I slather on before a work out and it's worked wonders for me. I got it on Amazon.

its my time
01-29-2008, 06:19 PM
ok thank you I will try that,

BlueToBlue
01-29-2008, 07:44 PM
It could also be your socks. Your feet sweat a lot when you work out, probably more than you realize. If you are wearing cotton socks, that moisture justs sits there. It can definitely cause blisters. If you are wearing cotton socks, you might try some that are made out of a synthetic, moisture-wicking material, like Nike's Dri-Fit.

its my time
01-29-2008, 07:46 PM
hmmmm ok didn't know they made other types of socks, lol, I will go look for those, thanks

dahonesttruth
01-30-2008, 08:11 AM
I also second the different shoes idea. I have a shoe just for walking on the treadmill and elliptical.

I've notced that my toes start tingling like they are falling asleep during my time on the elliptical and bike. I might need to change my shoes. @_@

have you figured this out?? my feet do the same thing when i'm on the ellipitcal as well. it irks me so much that i have to stop and walk around for a few steps until it goes away.

i use different shoes usually each time i go to the gym (i have about 30+ pairs), but it happens each time. any words of advice??

tomandkara
01-30-2008, 08:18 AM
If I wear shoes that are too tight, that happens to me. Try buying a pair a half size bigger than your normally wear. Also make sure that you aren't leaning forward on the elliptical. You should be standing straight up and down, as if a thread attached to the crown of your head was pulling you toward the ceiling. Push with your heels, not down with your toes, to get the best workout for your legs.

Kara

Ilene
01-30-2008, 09:48 AM
I second the idea to wear better socks, that definitely makes a difference, because your feet won't sweat and rub against your socks... I even have a pair that are anti-blister I got at the Running Room store, they have two very thin layers that rub against each other rather than your skin...

At one point my toes were getting tingly and getting numb and I was checked by a foot specialist, I have Morton's Neuroma, now I wear orthotics and I it has solved the problem 100%...

MissGiggles
01-30-2008, 10:42 AM
get padded running socks, they are comfy and don't cause blisters. I wear them every time I work out.

dahonesttruth
01-30-2008, 12:37 PM
If I wear shoes that are too tight, that happens to me. Try buying a pair a half size bigger than your normally wear. Also make sure that you aren't leaning forward on the elliptical. You should be standing straight up and down, as if a thread attached to the crown of your head was pulling you toward the ceiling. Push with your heels, not down with your toes, to get the best workout for your legs.

Kara

thanks.. i'll try that on friday. usually i'm leaning back a little to target the muscles in my legs and pushing them more. will let you know how it works out.

Seattle Podiatrist
04-29-2009, 08:36 PM
Avoid cotton socks - use acrylic socks that wick moisture away from your feet. Make sure your shoes are professionally fit. If you still have problems see a podiatrist.