Runners frequently complain of numbness in their feet while running. This could be due to a number of reasons. The most common reason for numbness is improper sneakers that may not be sized correctly. Other reasons may be that the sneakers are laced to tightly. Lastly the patient may have a disease such as diabetes and a neurological issue has begun in the feet.
So in review, numbness or tingling sensations noted in a runner can be caused by several factors. The most popular being shoe gear, which can easily be evaluated. In our practice we routinely measure and evaluate patients for proper shoes and/or sneaker. Lastly, do not run long periods with numbness. It is a sign that something is happening to your foot and ankle and should be addressed by a foot specialist.