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Newbie with Foot Pain :(

MAXlMUSMAXlMUS Posts: 39
Hi guys,

I took up cycling about a month ago to get fit and contrary to myself have really started to enjoy it.

However, I have found that I have a niggling pain/ache on the outside of my right foot. I have done a bit of research and found this condition can be corrected by cleat wedges or wedged insoles..

Anyone else ever had this problem?

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  • Ditch WitchDitch Witch Posts: 837
    What kind of pain?
    What shoes do you wear?

    Are they too tight?
    Is it a cleat hotspot?
    I ride like a girl
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  • MAXlMUSMAXlMUS Posts: 39
    I pair of shimano MT40 s, the shoes are not too tight....the pain is an ache rather than a burning sensation that stops when i ease off, but also both my feet get numbness from time to time on an hour long ride.

    Btw....what is a cleat hotspot?

    Thanks for the reply.


    Max

    p.s. I am one of the growing heavy riders weighing in at 19st.
  • XxxBFGxxXXxxBFGxxX Posts: 1,355
    MAXlMUS wrote:

    p.s. I am one of the growing heavy riders weighing in at 19st.

    welcome to FAT club.

    rule one of fat club is you dont talk about fat club

    rule 2 of fat club read rule one.


    seeing as you have just started ridng cahp and are i big lad then t could be your body getting used to it. i remember when i start riding abut 9 motnh ago i was a little under 25 stone and i ached every were. took a while for my bidy to adabt
  • MAXlMUSMAXlMUS Posts: 39
    I`m not fat , i`m just big boned......have you ever seen a fat skeleton? ))
  • XxxBFGxxXXxxBFGxxX Posts: 1,355
    MAXlMUS wrote:
    I`m not fat , i`m just big boned......have you ever seen a fat skeleton? ))

    i like that mate will use it my self lmfao.
  • Ditch WitchDitch Witch Posts: 837
    MAXlMUS wrote:
    I pair of shimano MT40 s, the shoes are not too tight....the pain is an ache rather than a burning sensation that stops when i ease off, but also both my feet get numbness from time to time on an hour long ride.

    Btw....what is a cleat hotspot?

    Thanks for the reply.


    Max

    p.s. I am one of the growing heavy riders weighing in at 19st.


    Then I suspect BFG is right and it's just your body adapting to new rigours :)


    A hotspot is caused by pressure from the pedal (usually cleats) on the ball of your foot. If you ride clipless pedals, it's a real possibility. however, if it's just a general ache you're having, I'm betting it's about using muscles in your feet you didn't know you had :lol:

    And another welcome to fat club. While not massive, I'm much bigger than I want to be. You're among friends :)
    I ride like a girl
    Start: 16.5.x Now: 14.10.8 Goal: 11.7.x
    www.ditchwitch.me.uk
    www.darksnow.co.uk
    Specialized HardRock Pro Disc 04
  • stumpyjonstumpyjon Posts: 4,069
    I know what you mean, I get it sometimes too, often when I've not been riding for a while. Seems to go once I've been for a few rides but I'm not sure what causes it.
    It's easier to ask for forgiveness than for permission.

    I've bought a new bike....ouch - result
    Can I buy a new bike?...No - no result
  • MAXlMUSMAXlMUS Posts: 39
    Im gonna start calling myself "Husky"...lol
  • XxxBFGxxXXxxBFGxxX Posts: 1,355
    i reckon i should start a fat club thread lmfao.
  • stumpyjonstumpyjon Posts: 4,069
    Kiblams wrote:
    OK... random!

    Do we not have Captcha software on the forum registration to stop this sort of thing?

    Best thing to do is report the post to the mods, click on the red exclamation mark button :wink: .
    It's easier to ask for forgiveness than for permission.

    I've bought a new bike....ouch - result
    Can I buy a new bike?...No - no result
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