Why does the ball of my foot hurt

Discussion in 'Health Nutrition and Supplements' started by pothole, Sep 30, 2002.

  1. pothole

    pothole New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2001
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    Why does the ball of my foot hurt It's actually swollen after the ride? For the last 2 weeks I notice a pain in the ball of my foot after doing 100km sessions. I did not change the setup of my bike or put new cleats onto my shoes :'(
     
    Tags:


  2. Vo2

    Vo2 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2001
    Messages:
    2,166
    Likes Received:
    5
    See'ing that you have'nt changed anything, it could be some sort of inflammation because of over use. Maybe do some pressure point examination to pin point the problem spot, and then apply some muscle cream.
     
  3. admin

    admin Guest

    [quote author=Vo2 link=board=18;threadid=2484;start=0#21310 date=1033378468]<br />See'ing that you have'nt changed anything, it could be some sort of inflammation because of over use. Maybe do some pressure point examination to pin point the problem spot, and then apply some muscle cream.<br />[/quote]<br />I agree with that....especially if you dont normally ride that far in one session
     
  4. Rhodent

    Rhodent New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2002
    Messages:
    179
    Likes Received:
    0
    I knew I'd dropped that drawing pin...<br /><br />Obvious I know, but have you checked the soled of your shoes for cracks?<br />It could also have to do with extra heat, foot swelling..
     
  5. pothole

    pothole New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2001
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    Steve. No training is not the problem. I'm on my bike every morning and every afternoon (rest on fridays). Weekends I will do a +-80 km on the Saturday and a +-120km on a Sunday, and my shoes is 6 months old. I wonder if it's not that I've changed my paddling action without noticing
     
  6. admin

    admin Guest

    [quote author=pothole link=board=18;threadid=2484;start=0#21318 date=1033384346]<br />Steve. No training is not the problem. I'm on my bike every morning and every afternoon (rest on fridays). Weekends I will do a +-80 km on the Saturday and a +-120km on a Sunday, and my shoes is 6 months old. I wonder if it's not that I've changed my paddling action without noticing<br />[/quote]<br />Maybe you do your shoes up to tight?.....seems odd to only show its face for the last two weeks though, its not like you've only just started training!
     
  7. pothole

    pothole New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2001
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yes, it puzzles me, I'll try tonight to "loosen" the botton 2 straps as well. And it's only my right foot.
     
  8. Vo2

    Vo2 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2001
    Messages:
    2,166
    Likes Received:
    5
    You should treat most foot injuries using the RICE formula:<br />Rest<br />Ice<br />Compression<br />Elevation<br /><br />Your condition sounds like &quot;Metatarsalgia&quot;. Click here and here for some info and possible treatment.
     
  9. 2LAP

    2LAP New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2002
    Messages:
    1,265
    Likes Received:
    0
    Or try RICED....<br /><br />The D stands for Doctor!<br /><br />Did you fix it yet?
     
  10. pothole

    pothole New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2001
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi, no it still hurt, but I'm now training for a big local race (Sanlam/Burger 10/11/02) and I afraid to go to the doc. I just have to keep going and bite the bullet
     
  11. 2LAP

    2LAP New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2002
    Messages:
    1,265
    Likes Received:
    0
    Doctors almost always tell you to stop riding! Can you see a sports physio or your national governing bodies physio who can advise you? Its good to get advice from someone who has cycling/sports experiance. I wouldn't ignore it though as it may get worse! :'(
     
  12. Vo2

    Vo2 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2001
    Messages:
    2,166
    Likes Received:
    5
    I'm with 2LAP. Don't leave it.
     
  13. Old Timer

    Old Timer New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2001
    Messages:
    83
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi Pothole<br />I had the same experience in my left foot for several weeks prior to the Argus this year. The pain was quite bad, but only while riding and after about 60-70km. I saw an ortho guy who x-rayed it and told me I had developed a bony &quot;spur&quot; that needed to be surgically removed. As I regard ANY operations as radical, I declined. Some weeks later it went away unassisted and hasn't returned. ;D Never did find out the cause! ::)
     
  14. Jelle

    Jelle New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2002
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi<br />Last summer i had a bit the same problem, I felt pain in my feet when i was riding. I found out what it was. The shoe wasn't set to my foot. one thing you can do is put your socks into water before you start. It really helps<br /><br />Jelle
     
Loading...