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Question for Do(u)g.(3 posts)

Question for Do(u)g.look271
Oct 26, 2001 5:53 PM
A while ago, when you had the stress-fracture in your foot, what ever happened with that? Reason being, my left foot, specifically the ball of it, hurts like an S>O>B> after riding 10 miles or so. Helps when I spin more and don't stand up to climb, but still is hurting alot aftert a decent ride. It's not cleat position or shoes, because I haven't changed anything before or after this happened. What was the pain like and what did you do for it? I don't really want to go to my Dr because I know he'll say "don't ride for XXXX long" and that's not what I really want to do. I don't think you were off of the bike with this episode, were you?

Thanks!
footDog
Oct 29, 2001 7:20 AM
I had really hurt my feet, particularly my right foot, at the Terrible Two. Had big bruises under the balls of my feet.

In August, I dropped from a race from foot pain. This was largely towards the outside middle of my right foot. Doc said it was stress fracture, but that it was already calcifying somewhat, indicating it had been there a while.

I changed shoes to ones with much wider, stiffer, sole, and moved my cleats further rearward. Also got some orthotics. Since then, almost no foot pain, except for some nerve compression, which is fairly normal.

I didn't buy the "don't ride" advice, either. I never do, if there is any way to avoid it. (I rode with one arm, for a month, after breaking my collar bone.) I just took action, tried some things, and took it relatively easy for a few weeks. It healed fine, I guess, at it gave me no problems during the 508, a pretty good test.

Doug
footlook271
Oct 30, 2001 2:06 PM
I haven't had the bruising, but hurts alot. I 've been trying to take it easy lately, spinning is easier on it than standing and climbing. Moved my cleats a little forward (the pressure seemed to be right at the ball of my foot-couldn't move'em back)and now I've ben popping Advil, which is helping. I have to be almost dead to go to a dr and about as bad to quit riding. It seems to be feeling a little better. Might try the orthotics.
Thanks,
Mark