Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Bikes: True North tourer (www.truenorthcycles.com), 2004; Miyata 1000, 1985
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Numbness in foot
When I ride for extended periods, the bottom of my right foot, under the cleat, gets numb. I am wearing Shimano mountain bike shoes with cleats/SPD pedals. I have been using the combo consistently for the past three years. The problem has been present from the beginning, although the bottom of my foot seems to get numb more quickly this summer. The numbness passes after a few minutes when I rest, but it is a nuisance and an irritant!
The cleats were positioned by a kinesiologist/bike racer who really seemed to know what she was doing. (In fact, her adjustments caused a 20 year knee problem to disappear.) I have little doubt that the cleats are in the "correct" position.
So, what are the possible causes of foot numbness under the cleat?