When I was out on my last ride, a very kindhearted cyclist pulled up next to me and explained that my knees were splaying outward as I was pedalling and that I should focus on keeping them in, parallel to the top tube, so as to get my quads into the game, among other things. So I did on the way home and noticed that it was easier to maintain higher cadences (90+ RPM) in lower gears. I also noticed that the pain in the outside of my feet, which has bedevilled me since day one, got a lot better.
1. Has anybody else experienced this or heard of this?
2. Would some kind of a shoe mod (cleat wedges, etc.) help with keeping my knees in? If so, is this something I can do myself, or should I go back to my excellent PT fitter ($$$)?
Any advice/thoughts would be appreciated.