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arch pain(4 posts)

arch painspencer
Jun 14, 2001 9:37 AM
After about 5-10 miles or riding, I get some pretty severe arch pain. I ride on Speedplay X3's with Diadora Trivex shoes. No one I talk to has heard of a problem with riding and arch pain. Back pain, leg pain, etc. all seem pretty common, but I don't hear much about foot pain. Any thoughts?
re: arch painpeloton
Jun 14, 2001 9:42 AM
See a podiatrist about orthotics. Even better if you can find a doc that cycles and understands the mechanics of it. Arch pain is usually caused by a misalignment of the foot and the body's weight in relation to the foot. An orthotic can align you more efficiently so that your foot is in a position that will better support this pressure. Don't mess around with you feet, you only get one set. You don't want to cause problems or chronic pain. See an expert and get the problem taken care of.
re: arch painsimstress
Jun 14, 2001 1:28 PM
I had a mild recurrence of plantar fasciitis because my cleats (X2 pedals) were set too far forward on my shoes. It doesn't help that my shoes are a half-size too large for me. Make sure your cleats are centered under the ball of your foot. If your cleats are already properly positioned, I agree with the other poster to check out inserts or orthotics.
I am coming to the conclusion that all of the feet fixes in thebill
Jun 14, 2001 4:05 PM
world matter little if the pedaler isn't pedaling right. Of course, I have ABSOLUTELY no way of determining whether your spin needs help, and I apologize in advance for using you, but, I think that the point bears mentioning.
I got better shoes. I got orthotics. I moved my cleats around. I shifted my saddle position. Some of these even helped some. But, what finally got rid of ALL my foot problems was even, consistent spinning. Which is a skill that I very much have been focusing on for the past six months, and I think that I improve a little every day. Which means that I have a long way to go.