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Old 12th August 2018, 09:35 PM
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I seem to increasingly be experiencing heel pain when riding long enough. I changed the insoles of my forma boots to in theory something better but the pain remains (bottom of heel, near sole)

Can't figure if it's from middle of foot on pegs, or toes, or something completely different.

Any ideas?

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Old 12th August 2018, 09:52 PM
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could be Plantar fasciitis or a heel spur.
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Old 12th August 2018, 10:03 PM
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Originally Posted by ENGLISH View Post
could be Plantar fasciitis or a heel spur.
Probably both...........look up .. treatment for plantar faciitis.....hot and cold water treatment .. rolling your sole on tennis ball ...etc etc....look it up....or if you know a phisio...

I have had both.........still have heel spur....(cancaneal spur)

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Old 12th August 2018, 11:05 PM
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Originally Posted by The Road Runner View Post
Probably both...........look up .. treatment for plantar faciitis.....hot and cold water treatment .. rolling your sole on tennis ball ...etc etc....look it up....or if you know a phisio...

I have had both.........still have heel spur....(cancaneal spur)

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that looks sore
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Old 12th August 2018, 11:19 PM
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that looks sore
Yes it is, but i have other pain i hardly feel the spur..
I Need an ankle replacement, old trauma 80s ..seeing surgeon in a few days, they might do that as well....
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Old 12th August 2018, 11:45 PM
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Could be a number of things not related to the bike or boots at all, just more noticeable when you sit in that position for a long time. Might be worth spending the few bob to sound out a GP or a physio if you have a good one.
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Old 12th August 2018, 11:52 PM
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could be something a simple as blood circulation.

Are your boots a tight fit? If so try wearing a pair of thick socks
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Old 13th August 2018, 12:17 AM
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could be something a simple as blood circulation.

Are your boots a tight fit? If so try wearing a pair of thick socks
What good is that gonna do except make it worse?
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Old 13th August 2018, 12:22 AM
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What good is that gonna do except make it worse?
no like compression socks , keeps the blood flowing, dunno know how
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Old 13th August 2018, 12:31 AM
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I spent two weeks in agony before going to a Physio, turns out it was plantar facitis, he had me fixed in one session, stretched out the tendons and taped up my foot and no more pain . 100% gone. It was just up from my heel where all the rubbery tendon things meet but I had pain all over my foot. Just my two cents but physio beets painkillers any day. Thats all your doctor will prescribe
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Old 13th August 2018, 12:57 AM
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Chop your leg off and replace with bionic leg and quickshifter, that should do it
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Old 13th August 2018, 06:36 AM
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Try doing some stretches of the lower limbs before a ride - the kind of thing you see runners doing. Stand up on the pegs every 5 miles or so. Might be tightness in a particular muscle group causing you discomfort - worth a go.....
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Old 13th August 2018, 09:05 AM
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Don't underestimate the effect of vibrations and bad footrest rubbers. I was shocked when I changed one set of footrest rubbers because they were worn through and promptly changed them all after that. High frequency vibrations through your foot have a nasty effect too. Very thick cotton socks but not compression are very good shock absorbers but also keep space inside your boot to allow for good circulation.
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Old 13th August 2018, 09:18 AM
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Duck feet?
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don`t know if gel heel inserts would help.
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Old 13th August 2018, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by acdc View Post
no like compression socks , keeps the blood flowing, dunno know how
Originally Posted by Olaf Maxwell View Post
Don't underestimate the effect of vibrations and bad footrest rubbers. I was shocked when I changed one set of footrest rubbers because they were worn through and promptly changed them all after that. High frequency vibrations through your foot have a nasty effect too. Very thick cotton socks but not compression are very good shock absorbers but also keep space inside your boot to allow for good circulation.
I meant thick heavy socks, not compression for the reasons stated by Olaf.

Im sure you have had pin and needles in your arms or legs at some time due to restricted circulation, with all the vibration and restricted blood flow caused by tight boots its possible that the pain the OP is getting is something similar to this.

Had a similar problem years back when I wore a pair of docs while riding my bike, and a pair of rugby socks did the trick

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