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Jul 15, 2010 9:01 AM

New (novice) runner experiencing: numbness/tingling in left foot and tingling/tightness/pulling on outside, right knee, possibly a tendon (?)

I am 26 years old and have been running for about 3 months now. Last time I ran more than once a year was junior high track and for a brief season of rugby in college. I've completed two 5K races. The first symptom I'm experiencing happens when I reach roughly the two mile mark on just about every run. It feels like my left foot has fallen asleep. I can still run as my foot doesn't seem too heavy and the tingling resolves itself after walking around or sitting down and resting. The second symptom just recently occurred after my second 5K race, which was no more hilly, long, hot, hard, etc than my previous race and/or runs. I noticed the day after my race, it was hard to go down stairs without feeling a pulling/tingling on the outside of my right knee. The only other time I have ever experienced this symptom was during highschool and college when lifting weights. Lying on my stomach, doing hamstring curls would cause the same symptom. Icing did help but I am still experiencing this occassionally almost a week post-race. I'm just wondering if anyone has any suggestions as to what could be occurring? I have been training in New Balance 883's, a shoe with neutral cushioning which I was fitted for last month. They are great shoes, with ample room in the toe box. Could the tingling/numbness be caused by too-tight lacing? Or should I be fitted again for shoes? Any info or insight would be appreciated. I have an appointment with my chiropractor so I'm hoping he'll offer some insight as well. Thank you in advance for your comments.



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