Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Portland, Oregon and SE Asia
Bikes: Waterford ST-22, Jamis Quest Elite, Jamis Dragon Pro
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Be very careful. I ran trails for years and finally had to give it up due to my knees, but by then my feet were pretty hammered, now 5-10 years after tapering off I have almost constant ball of foot pain if I hike more than a few easy miles, bike more than 30-40 or am on my feet all day. It is very difficult to correct and multiple podiatrists have been unable to do much for it. I have othotics and spend a fortune on quality shoes. Keeping my calves stretched out helps, foot exercises help, ice helps, and dropping 15 lbs would also make life easier for them... The feet are incredibly complex, and in my case I accrued some scar tissue/nerve damage over time that made it worse..