Chronic foot pain on long rides
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    Chronic foot pain on long rides

    Anyone else suffer from this?
    Just my right foot, middle of the foot, and to the outside.
    Are there any specialists that will work with you like ski bootfitters, and guarantee a pain free solution?
    I get Giro at cost, so I would be looking for someone who would do custom insoles and the like. No one locally does it, so I am seeking some help online.
    Any suggestions?

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    I had a similar issue with two different brands. I ended up going to a podiatrist and x-rays showed an inflamed joint in that area. Some steroids later, not as bad. This doc is also a cyclist and recommended creating a dent in the insole (whatever insole) where this issue is. To simulate this until I could narrow the spot, he gave me these pads. Once the pad was in the right place, trace the cut out and make the dent there (he had a medieval looking tool for this).

    I ended up just putting the pad under the insole and no issues since.

    I have plenty of pads I can send if you want to try this and pics of my set up if that will help.

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    Sure! I’m open to anything. I ordered some off the shelf “better” footbeds for $25 that offered a satisfaction guarantee, so I will start there and get progressively more aggressive. If you could send me pics that would be great.

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    Sure thing. I will send pics tomorrow. PM me your email.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Sure! I’m open to anything. I ordered some off the shelf “better” footbeds for $25 that offered a satisfaction guarantee, so I will start there and get progressively more aggressive. If you could send me pics that would be great.
    Buzzer.

    Many athletic running stores ad a 3D scan that can give you the differences in size between each foot and the, "thicknesses" of ankel too. At that point your right foot is actually a size 12 E and your left is an 11 D. Fleet in Syracuse cured my issues.

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    My parents live a few miles from that store...however, the nearest one to me is 350 miles away.
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    For the good of the order: this is what helped me (and some anti-inflammatories...).

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    Thanks...but the attachments didn’t work.

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    It sounds like perhaps your shoe isn't wide enough; I had the same problem with my Lake MTB shoes that I use on my 'gravel' bike. I took them down to my local orthopedic shoe store (Foot Performance Center in Rochester) to have them stretched on the outside metatarsils. Took a couple days for them to do it, but I no longer get pain on the outsides of my feet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Anyone else suffer from this?
    Just my right foot, middle of the foot, and to the outside.
    Are there any specialists that will work with you like ski bootfitters, and guarantee a pain free solution?
    I get Giro at cost, so I would be looking for someone who would do custom insoles and the like. No one locally does it, so I am seeking some help online.
    Any suggestions?
    I had issues with the outside of my feet suffering from pain and burning sensation during rides. Supination was my diagnosis, where all the stresses were to the outside of my foot. Check your normal shoe heal wear, if it's to the outside, then you are Supination (under pronation)(see link below). Using cleats without wedges forced my feet to be flat on the pedal. The inside of my feet wants to point upward (to demonstrate take both hands like you are covering your mouth and noise when about to sneeze) in it's natural state, but the pedals, without wedges, were trying to force my feet flat and they were not happy. This caused severe pain and a burning sensation on the outside of my feet (my rides were uncomfortable and short). When I did some research and found the BikeFit website this helped me narrow down the problem. I installed wedges under my cleats so that my feet were in their normal position while clipped in. I also had to install a shim for my left leg (shorter than right leg). After making those adjustment, I never had any issues again.


    I purchased all that I needed (fitting tool, wedges and shims) from BikeFit

    https://www.verywellfit.com/pronatio...underpronation
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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Anyone else suffer from this?
    Just my right foot, middle of the foot, and to the outside.
    Are there any specialists that will work with you like ski bootfitters, and guarantee a pain free solution?
    I get Giro at cost, so I would be looking for someone who would do custom insoles and the like. No one locally does it, so I am seeking some help online.
    Any suggestions?
    i had this. it went away. for me it was the result of applying too much pressure while riding. i altered my habits and the issue went away.

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