So this is kinda strange but almost every time I kayak my right foot goes completely dead. I thought at first it was the Happy Feet in my playboat but then it started happening in my creek boat too. Does this happen to anybody and if so what do you do to prevent it? Thanks!
Do you smoke, drink, eat gluten and sugar? Is your back in alignment? Are you sleeping in a weird position?
There are so many things that affect circulation. If it continues, start seeking reasons you have inflammation in your body, reasons your circulation might be limited, and work on them one by one.
I had a "dead" hand a lot this summer and massage and regular hot soaking helped a lot. Of course, sitting in a cramped little boat is part of it, but I've paddled with a lot of boaters that have to get out and shake their feet every 20 minutes and many who haven't. Find out what works for you - pins and needles sucks!
It could also be your feet are wedged too tight in the front. Even with loose hip pads, if my seat/back band are too tight and my feet are pushing into the pads too hard they go numb. Also weird ankle angles will do it
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could
be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
A forum community dedicated to whitewater kayaking, boating, and rafting enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about safety, routes, gear, models, styles, gear swaps, reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more!