Foot Injury

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Derek13, May 14, 2018.

  1. Derek13

    Derek13 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Derek Smith
    Current Bike:
    2018 Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Just throwing this out to see if anyone else has experienced same issue. The ball/pad of my left foot has been very sore and swollen since Saturday after a ride. No crash or other single event that I remember. It appears to been isolated to just one spot in the middle of the pad behind middle toe. Like a little swollen ball. Impossible for me to walk without limping or sharp pain. I have iced it as much as possible this weekend, but have to work and walk around today.
    Any insight or personal experience with similar issue welcomed. Thanks
     
  2. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD MTB Addict

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
    Something similar happened to me but on my heel after stepping down “wrong.” It got worse for a day or two and then started to heal. Took 2 weeks before the pain went away. If no improvement, see an orthopedist. I know a good foot/ankle specialist in Duarte if you have PPO and are interested.
     
  3. mike

    mike MTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    I get tightness and pain under there related to Plantar Fasciitis. Stretching the toes up using your hands or the ground to push the foot against helps. Try a wrap around your arch next ride, just athletic tape. If that helps, grab a velcro arch support.

    Also, buying a new bike part seems to help. :devilish:
     
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  4. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Time for a new bike... :thumbsup:

    I am told one of the side effects of the Chameleon is unexplained pain. :confused:

    OK, in all seriousness, best wishes for your mystery pain. Hope it goes away as spontaneously as it appeared.
     
  5. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot Well-Known Member

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    uh,oh, could be Metatarsalgia or Mortons Neuroma.. Ive dealt with this, it was from running too much I think. Its an overuse injury, although I never really had swelling just pain. shoes too narrow in the toes also can lead to this. Do you ride clips? If so , try switching to flats for a while and place your foot on the pedal so the pedal is further back under the arch almost to your heel to take pressure off the ball, and find an insole that has cushioning and arch support (Sofsole Arch, or custom orthotics down the road with a metatarsal pad). Hoka Bondi or Stinson, or a shoe with lots of cushion and low heel to toe drop for standing all day at work or whatever. Is your second and/or 3d toes longer than your big toe (Morton's Toe?) Extra wide feet? This predisposes you for this problem.
     
  6. Derek13

    Derek13 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Derek Smith
    Current Bike:
    2018 Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Thanks guys for the responses. A new bike as been on my mind for a couple weeks. I even used my foot pain/injury as a talking point with the wife. "With suspension I'll be safer and and less likely to get injured..." HAHA

    Thanks @sir crashalot for the input. I'm giving my foot 1-2 more days to get better before I contact Dr. Icing seems to help, but woke up this morning hardly able to walk on it. I ride with Kona Wah Wah flats. The axle seems to stick up a little in the center of pedal and I think my pad was centered on it and was taking a beating over some rough stuff. Hoping the injury is just a bad bruise and will get better in couple days. I've seen others talk about the axle issue with these pedals. :(
     
  7. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    FYI, starting on the 18th, REI begins their Memorial Day sale. They will have Race Face pedals as well as Five Ten shoes 20% off.
     
  8. Derek13

    Derek13 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Derek Smith
    Current Bike:
    2018 Santa Cruz Chameleon
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    Don’t place the ball of your foot on top of the pedal axle, look to place it in front of it.
     
  9. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot Well-Known Member

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    This. Heck, I put the axle even further back.
     
  10. UPSed

    UPSed MTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    Same here. I've had similar foot pains in the past. I wear SPDs and place my cleat as far back as it allows. I believe a roomier shoe will help as well.
     
  11. mike

    mike MTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    There’s no question that a squish bike is easier on the body. Yes, cheater bike factor too, saving you on bad line choice. I’d work both of those angles.
     
  12. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
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  13. Derek13

    Derek13 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Derek Smith
    Current Bike:
    2018 Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Thanks Mike for recommendation. I gave my wife your number... Let her know what's up. HAHA
     
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