Melbourne Podiatry Clinic

Are You A Cyclist?

Do you get numb feet? Do you get burning under the ball of your feet?

We have the solution for you!

Numbness and burning of the feet is caused by impingement of a small nerve branches between the second and third or third and fourth toes. The symptoms are numbness, tingling, or burning, or sharp shooting pains into the toes and under the ball of the foot. This usually resolves once the shoe is removed, however continued numbness or tingling with leg pain may represent a serious problem known as “acute compartment syndrome”, which requires immediate medical attention.

Most cyclists these days use clipless pedals to provide more efficient power transfer from the legs to the cranks. The fit and design of these shoes can cause issues and cause numbness and burning during longer rides. Pedals tend to attach under the ball of the foot and this can result in more pressure on this area.

We can design customised orthotics specific for cycling shoes that provides even distribution of force throughout the shoe. Customised cycling orthotics deflect the pressure from the forefoot area and provide relief from symptoms as well as increase your power and efficiency!

See us at Melbourne Podiatry Clinic for an assessment to see if this will work for you!

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