Just wanted to get some feedback from other forum members as to whether they have experienced any numbness or pins & needles whilst exercising?
I have an L5/S1 disc bulge which finally floored me in July this year and from which I have been slowly recovering with the aid of an excellent physio. I am doing well, but have basically plateaued at intermittent sciatic ache down the right buttock and hamstring. Considering I could hardly walk back in August, I can't complain. However, I believe the disc, although likely having been degenerated for some time, was made worse by cycling to work every day for 10 months on a road bike with no other exercise so I am off cycling, off running (persistent shin splints and not the best knees) and off swimming (aggravates disc). So the only exercise I can do is using a cross trainer. This is great, but I have noticed that I get numb toes on my left foot about 15mins into a workout, which is incredibly annoying. It's also made me remember that I used to get the same thing on my bike, again only on the left foot. I know this is a common occurrence when using a cross trainer, but the fact that I also got it whilst cycling and that changing shoes makes no difference, makes me wonder whether it is related to my back?
Any thoughts or suggestions would be gratefully received.