Is biking OK with metatarsalgia?

Whether you use your bicycle to commute, race, or just casually ride around the neighborhood and get some fresh air with friends and family, biking can be great fun and a great form of exercise. In fact, we often recommend cycling as an ideal “low impact” exercise for patients who are recovering from chronic foot pain.

Why do my toes hurt in cycling shoes?

In cycling, shoes are commonly lower volume, which could pinch the toes together for prolonged periods depending on your ride duration. Considering the number of pedal strokes in a long ride, and the potential amount of massive watts you expend on your local group ride of death, cyclists could be at a higher risk.

Why does the ball of my foot hurt when I cycle?

‘Hot-foot’, characterised by a burning pain in the ball of the foot, is caused by the foot swelling on long or hot rides, especially hilly ones with prolonged periods of high pedal pressure, and is due to compression of the nerves between the heads of each of the foot’s five long metatarsal bones.

How do I stop my feet from hurting when cycling?

How to protect yourself from cycling foot pain

  1. Big shoes. Nearly every solution to foot pain is aimed either at giving the nerves in your feet more space, or relieving pressure over the ball of the foot.
  2. Socks.
  3. Insoles.
  4. Move your cleats.
  5. Check out persistent pain.

What are the best shoes to wear for metatarsalgia?

3 best walking shoes for metatarsal pain

  • New Balance Men’s MW928 Walking Shoe.
  • Vionic Women’s Agile Kea Slip-On.
  • Skechers Women’s Shape Ups 2.0 Comfort Stride.

Can metatarsalgia be reversed?

Can metatarsalgia be cured? The answer is yes, a full recovery from metatarsalgia is possible. With diligent at-home treatments, the use of foot orthotics, like insoles and arch supports, rest, workout modifications, proper footwear, and more you can protect your metatarsal bones and reduce pain.