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Tendinopathy / Foot Numbness

SheepycbSheepycb Posts: 12
edited March 2016 in Road beginners

I was diagnosed with knee tendinopathy (in both knees) over 18 months ago. I've started cycling again about 3 months ago, and learning to manage the symptoms. But since injuring my knees I've noticed my feet go numb and cold after 20-30 minutes cycling, this wasn't an issue before. Has anyone suffered with this? Is there a way to relieve this? I don't believe it's anything to do with shoes or bike fit as nothing has changed.

Ideas would be gratefully received.


  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 70,633 Lives Here
    Very common on the bike.

    Try loosening your shoe.
  • SheepycbSheepycb Posts: 12
    Thanks but shoes aren't tight. I loosened them as thought it could be that, but made no difference.
  • frisbeefrisbee Posts: 691
    Is this even with overshoes? I run hotter than most people but even my feet get cold on the bike.
  • SheepycbSheepycb Posts: 12
    I generally have cold feet, so wear over shoes too. Maybe a slight difference, but still get the issue.
  • kingrollokingrollo Posts: 3,198
    It could be to do with nerves in your back - if your pinching a nerve this can affect your feet, as weird as it sounds.

    I have noticed an improvement in this since I took up yoga and core work in the gym. Its not a short term fix, don't expect results in the short term.

    the yoga is the most boring hour of my life - but it does seem to work.
  • ExCyclistExCyclist Posts: 336
    I suffer the same when I'm riding and have done for about 3 years now. Pain in the censored but I tend to wiggle my foot about to regain the feeling. However I've just switched to Speedplays and they feel a more 'natural' position when pedalling so I'm hoping it's not just a placebo effect.
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