CommunityBrowse groupsBlogEtiquetteInvite Your friendsSuccess Stories


Elliptical pains?

Does anyone else experience pain in the pads of their heels as they use the elliptical? For some reason it always kills me...

Fri. Sep 8, 4:26pm

Add comment  
No...I just get numbness in my toes. Maybe it's the way your foot is shaped, or maybe you need more appropriate sneakers.

Friday, September 08, 2006, 5:14 PM

Add comment
I love the elliptical machine, I've never had a problem with pains from that. But I hate the treadmill. It gives me shin splints. Kills my shins. I guess its just the impact.

Friday, September 15, 2006, 1:53 PM

Add comment
to the op- maybe the tension is not tight enough and you are coming down too fast or with too little resistance onto your heels?

Friday, September 15, 2006, 1:57 PM

Add comment
My toes fall asleep too... it is so weird, some machines more then others, I have tired everything going forward switching to backwards, many times I just have to stop shake out my legs and start again.... can't do it for more than 1 hr because of issues.

Friday, September 15, 2006, 3:47 PM

Add comment
yikes! i can't do this type of machine for more than 30 minutes-and i feel like a goddess when i go that long!

Friday, September 15, 2006, 3:48 PM

Add comment
If you're getting shin splints on the treadmill, the odds are your muscles aren't balanced- a common occurance if you wear high heels much. Proper stretching before and after, and starting slow can get rid of shin splints. The problem isn't the treadmill, the problem is your muscles.

Elliptical movement isn't really anything like walking and can't be compared to a treadmill. So to say it's the impact of the treadmill that gives you shin splints is wrong.

Friday, September 15, 2006, 11:33 PM

Add comment
but why then can I walk for miles and miles outside but as soon as I do 1 mile on a treadmill, shin splints, warm up the same and time to be going about same speed on treadmill and outside.

Saturday, September 16, 2006, 9:38 AM

Add comment
Shin splints from the treadmill is usually caused by setting it at too high of a pace. I used to have that happen all the time but I stopped trying to walk so quickly and it stopped. I also had numbness in my toes while doing the elliptical and I found that after about 5 min it would stop.

Sunday, September 17, 2006, 3:03 AM

Add comment

Related Content:

How To Lose Weight- The Basics
Weight Watchers Points System
The Fat Smash Diet
The Eat To Live Diet
The Beck Diet Solution
How To Get The Motivation To Lose Weight


How To Be Successful Using PEERtrainer

How To Burn Fat
Online Weight Loss Support- How It Works
Does Green Tea Help You Lose Weight?
Tips On Using PEERtrainer
Visit The PEERtrainer Community
Diet and Fitness Resources


Weight Watchers Meetings
Learning To Inspire Others: You Already Are
Writing Down Your Daily Workouts
Spending Money On A Personal Trainer?
How I Became A Marathon Runner


Preventive Health

How To Prevent Injuries During Your Workout
Flu Season: Should You Take The Flu Shot?
Are You Really Ready To Start PEERtrainer?
Super Foods That Can Boost Your Energy
Reversing Disease Through Nutrition

New Diet and Fitness Articles:

Weight Watchers Points Plus
How To Adjust Your Body To Exercise
New: Weight Watchers Momentum Program
New: PEERtrainer Blog Archive
Review Of The New Weight Watchers Momentum Program

Weight Loss Motivation by Joshua Wayne:

Why Simple Goal Setting Is Not Enough
How To Delay Short Term Gratification
How To Stay Motivated
How To Exercise With A Busy Schedule

Real World Nutrition and Fitness Questions

Can Weight Lifting Help You Lose Weight?
Are Protein Drinks Safe?
Nutrition As Medicine?

Everyday Weight Loss Tips

How To Eat Healthy At A Party
How To Eat Out And Still Lose Weight
The Three Bite Rule
Tips On How To Stop A Binge