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    Riding bike with authotics

    is there any extra considerations people with authotics should do when riding. Like more rest periods or anything?

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    If you mean orthotics, I would suggest using a good shoe with a steel shank. My prosthetisists suggested New Balance in the 800 or 900 series with my diabetic feet. I would suggest a cycling shoe with a good stiff sole if you are using clipless.

    I am not a physician, but if it hurts or you get cramps I would suggest resting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edp773
    If you mean orthotics, I would suggest using a good shoe with a steel shank. My prosthetisists suggested New Balance in the 800 or 900 series with my diabetic feet. I would suggest a cycling shoe with a good stiff sole if you are using clipless.

    I am not a physician, but if it hurts or you get cramps I would suggest resting.
    My doctor likes my cycling shoes for my diabetes, as they ventilate so well. That and he is a cyclist.
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    I ride with shoes that have orthotic arch supports built in. (Finn Comfort shoes) They allow me to ride much more without stops to let numbness subside. They have the best metatarsal support I have ever encountered and really eliminate numbness. As for diabetes restrictions or approaches, I don't know. Listen to your doctor. bk

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