Numb toes when exercising? Are you shoes the right size?

Many patients come in to the office and they have numbness to their toes when they are working out. It can be walking or on the elliptical. Today I had a patient come in the office and she had some heel pain but also numbness to the front of the foot. I always send my patients to a shoe store to be sized and fit for the right size shoe. She came to find out instead of wearing a 8.5 she wore a 9.5 shoe size. Once she got in the correct size shoe she felt much better when working out and her orthotics are fitting well also. A quick note for the women reading this after every child you usually go up a 1/2 to a whole shoe size so get ready to buy more shoes. You should be able to be sized at a shoe store to make sure you have the right size before buying your shoes.
To your health, Dr. Donald Pelto