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    Foot pain - under ball of foot/middle

    I'm getting pain even after riding short distances. It's in the center of the foot....and just forward of the ball of the foot. I've been riding Sidi T1 tri shoes w/Speedplay cleats. (Note: I also run quite a bit, the tri thing).

    Before, I used my road bike w/mountain bike shoes and SPD clipless pedals....no problem in that spot, although the shoes generally, weren't as comfortable for longer rides.

    Pain doesn't seem to go away even after a few days off the bike.

    (I'm really fearing a stress fracture)

    Thoughts?

    L-

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    It's called "Hot Foot" or Metatarslgia. Women who wear high heels experience it, as do cyclists. Usually it will go away shortly after you get off the bicycle or take off your high heels ... and put on looser, flat shoes.

    There are various things to try to fix the problem. What worked for me, and works for many cyclists is to move our cleats back a bit. It is a similar fix as wearing lower heels instead of really high heels.

    However, if it does persist even after several days off the bicycle, it might be worth getting it checked.


    BTW - I am a woman, and I've experienced hot foot both in high heels and on a bicycle.

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    I've had a similar problem. A podiatrist I went to said I have "capsulitis." He recommended that I use a Spendco insert. It has helped with the foot pain. I only wear it when I have my bike shoes on. That is because after I started wearing it in all of my shoes I got a miserable back problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill View Post
    I've had a similar problem. A podiatrist I went to said I have "capsulitis." He recommended that I use a Spendco insert. It has helped with the foot pain. I only wear it when I have my bike shoes on. That is because after I started wearing it in all of my shoes I got a miserable back problem.
    Have you tried simply moving your cleats back a little bit?

    The trouble with putting any sort of insert into your shoes is that it changes your pedal stroke and also the way you walk. Sometimes it changes it for the better ... other times it starts up other difficulties, as it seems to have done in your case.

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    Hmmmmmmmm. My cleats are all the way back. Come to think of it - I moved them back around the same time the problems started. I've also been using Superfeet inserts for the last couple of years.

    Maybe I'm built backwards?

    Oy!

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