I finally figured out why my right foot would go numb so often. Dr Dorry told me that I have supination (underpronation). What’s that? My feet roll outwwards. Huh?
Supination (or under-pronation) is the opposite of pronation and refers to the outward roll of the foot during normal motion. A natural amount of supination occurs during the push-off phase of the running gait as the heel lifts off the ground and the forefoot and toes are used to propel the body forward. However, excessive supination (outward rolling) places a large strain on the muscles and tendons that stabilize the ankle, and can lead to the ankle rolling completely over, resulting in an ankle sprain or total ligament rupture.
My rolling foot pinched the nerve at my pinkie toe and my foot would go numb. Solution? Proper footwear. I did a lot of searching and found this site:
Now for one of the products I got.
Sanuk Beer Cozy sandals. I no longer go barefoot in or out of the house. That is VERY hard for me, I go barefoot all year.
Here they are:
Heaven on my feet.
They are a thick yoga mat material with plenty of cushion for my supinating feet. These are GREAT sandals, I would consider these at the top of my list in the future.