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high arches may be the problem

p0Ke'[email protected] said:
Go to http://www.cptips.com/footsyn.htm and check out their table of contents for other good cycling advice. Kudos to Moab63 and others for this link. :)
thanks for the link. I think the combination of high arches and a whole lot of climbing may be the root cause according to the "performance tips". My cleats are fairly centered over the ball of my foot. I might loosen up the shoe just a bit and see if that helps. Peace!
 

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Custom orthotics

I've suffered from hot foot, toe numbness for years. I tried moving the cleats around, Specialized shoes, small shoes, big shoes to no avail.

after looking at my ankles from behind I realized just how overpronated I was. This places a large amount of pressure on the ball of my foot resulting in numb toes.

I finally decided to get custom orthotics. They should be here within a few days. I will post a full review of the process and how they worked. Hopefully you'll find the information useful.
 

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Pronation or supination? Most cyclists supinate due to the biomechanics of the knee joint during pedalling motion. Most podiatrists, unless they're avid cyclists, don't produce proper orthotics for cycling shoes. And they're super-expensive. I had a problem with pain on the outer edge of my foot and found I, like most people, supinate my foot while cycling. Some big-meat wedges (now lemond lewedge) under my cleats helped solve the problem.
 

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Wedges??

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Pronation or supination? Most cyclists supinate due to the biomechanics of the knee joint during pedalling motion. Most podiatrists, unless they're avid cyclists, don't produce proper orthotics for cycling shoes. And they're super-expensive. I had a problem with pain on the outer edge of my foot and found I, like most people, supinate my foot while cycling. Some big-meat wedges (now lemond lewedge) under my cleats helped solve the problem.
I suffer from the same problem. The aggravating pain only occurs on my right foot. On the outside of the foot. It was, what I thought a random cramp, but has become a consistant pain. From your experience & research what is the source? What are the wedges that you mentioned?
 

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divesdeep said:
I suffer from the same problem. The aggravating pain only occurs on my right foot. On the outside of the foot. It was, what I thought a random cramp, but has become a consistant pain. From your experience & research what is the source? What are the wedges that you mentioned?
I ran into this same problem this weekend. Standing on my pedals for about 15 minutes down some single track both feet started aching so bad I had to stop to give them a rest. The pain seemed to have come from the arch. I'm using Specialized shoes with Wellgo clipless pedals. Any tips or advice?
 
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