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Five Tools to Combat Foot Pain When Cycling

Posted By Marty Hughes, DC


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October 19, 2018

A tool I have found useful is soaking feet in magnesium salt and ice (or frozen gel bag) … also my ankle benefits from an ankle sleeve that acts similar to athletic taping! I also use knee sleeves for comfortable support.

October 19, 2018
Natural Footgear

Thank you for sharing that, Danl! We’re always happy to hear about what’s working well for other riders in terms of their go-to gear.

Marty Hughes, DC

October 22, 2018
Andrew Brooks

So, are you advocating that we all ditch our beloved Five Tens? For me, as a sufferer of plantar fasciosis and a user of orthotic shoe inserts, I’m not about to give up my Five Tens.

October 22, 2018
Natural Footgear

Hi, Andrew,

Thank you for your comment. While we do encourage folks to make the transition to more foot-shaped and foot-healthy footwear (to build long-term foot strength and resiliency and prevent foot and toe problems), we are of the opinion that if you’ve found something that works well for you, you should keep going with that.

Please let us know if you have any other questions!

All best,
Marty Hughes, DC

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