Did you know that over 75% of Americans will suffer from foot problems at some point in their lives? Cycling may contribute to that statistic. Cycling is a low-impact exercise that's easy on the joints, but it can still lead to pain. In fact, the repetitive nature of pedaling can cause cycling foot numbness or pain in the feet.
Cycling foot pain can affect the feet and lower legs, such as burning, tingling, or loss of feeling in the feet. Cycling foot pain can spread into the ankles, knees, and hips.
Thankfully, custom orthotics can support the feet during cycling to help alleviate some issues caused by the repetitive nature of the sport.
3 ways orthotics can be used in cycling to reduce foot pain
Custom orthotics are a great way to combat foot pain caused by cycling. These are shoe inserts that are specially fitted for your feet and can provide the following benefits for cyclists:
- They're designed to fit your feet — Custom orthotics are created from molds made from your feet. This means that they'll be extremely comfortable and supportive and be unique to you.
- They can help reduce foot pain — Foot problems such as plantar fasciitis and fallen arches are common causes of foot pain when cycling. Custom orthotics support your arch and heel, which helps alleviate this type of pain.
- They can improve leg alignment — Custom orthotics for cycling shoes help distribute pressure across the whole length of the sole of the foot, rather than just the heel or toes. This reduces pain in these areas and helps to keep your knee joint in the correct position when you're exercising.
After cycling, are you experiencing foot pain? Biocorrect can help with custom orthotics
At Biocorrect, our certified pedorthists are ready and willing to help you make cycling less painful. After an evaluation, our specialists can take a foam impression of your feet, and we can use this impression as a platform to build the orthotics that meet your specific needs for cycling to reduce your foot pain.