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Cycling requires the entire lower body to function as a harmonious unit and bring sufficient force down on the bicycle pedal to move forward.
The task of cycling begins at the hip joint and thigh muscles, and passes through the ball of the foot to the pedal.
Deviations from this alignment may cause foot, ankle, lower leg, knee, thigh or hip pain.
Common cycling concerns
Irritation and inflammation of the tendon that attaches to the back of the heel bone can be caused by improper pedalling, seat height, lack of a proper warm-up or over training.
Some intrinsic knee problems like swelling, clicking or popping occurs, as a result of cartilage irritation or deterioration, usually under the kneecap. This may be caused by a biomechanical imbalance, improper saddle height or faulty foot positioning on the pedals.
Impingement of small nerve branches between the toes can cause numbness, tingling, or burning, or sharp shooting pains into the toes.
Sesamoiditis, "Ball of foot pain"
"Ball bearings of the foot”- The sesamoids bones found beneath the first metatarsal bones can inflame or rupture under the stress of cycling.
Iliotibial band syndrome
So if you have burning feet when you ride, or indeed, when you don't, make time to use our experience and skill set in this niche field.