A female asked:
i worked out for the first time this past week (3 times), today my foot feels tingling and a bit numb, and my back aches. is it from the workout?
3 doctor answers
Dr. David Laha answered
38 years experience Podiatry
Probably overuse: Anytime you stress the body after periods of inactivity, you can overuse certain structures, ie: muscles, tendons, ligaments. This can lead to irritation and inflammation. Whenever starting a new physical activity, gradually increase how much you do each session. Light stretching before and after is helpful. Right now, rest, stretching, poss. antiinflammatories and possibly ice may help. Dr L
Answered on May 30, 2016
Dr. Scott Keith answered
44 years experience Podiatry
Pushing too hard.: I think you got it right. You might want to hold back until the symptoms stop. Try asking a fitness expert how to approach the exercise routine so as not to cause further damage.
Answered on Jan 1, 2016
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