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Feet Go to Sleep or Numb on Elliptical Machine

I do the Elliptical Machine for about 30 minutes and my feet go to sleep what can i do to prevent this? Hours later when i am going to bed my left big toe is still numb.
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Just had to post, I have had that same problem with the EFX/Eliptical too - just curious why?

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It happens to my husband also.....I wanted to know if there is a fix like two pair of socks and keep you eyes crossed and only wear Orange Panties! Heck I am willing to try anything to keep this from happening.
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This is extremely common.  As far as I know there isn't anything someone can do to stop it.  I am a personal trainer.  If one of my clients has this problem we usually find another piece of equipment for them to use to get their cardio in.

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This happens to me too -- when my feet start to feel like they're falling asleep, I go backwards for about 2 minutes (it's harder!) and then they feel better...

I think its from the feet pushing up against the front of the shoe - so going backwards alleviates it.
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Thank you I will try that. I have also found that if I put my feet to the outside of the big Foot Thingies it helps allot but I feel like a duck on the machine then!
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I flex my feet often instead of keeping them firmly planted, which helps keep the blood moving.  Changing where and the angle they are at (turning toes more outward) also helps.  I have tried putting them on the outside of the pedals like someone suggested, and while it doesn't help the feet much, it sure does work a new set of muscles!
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