curling your toes !! riding with toes tending to curl up ....

by ashy_2002   September 19, 2011  

Ok then I have a problem .. Hmmm which I have overcome somewhat to a point .. BUT other peoples experiences / solutions would be appreciated :

When I pedal I tend to curl my toes upwards therefore causing pressure on the big toes especially... this has now caused my right toe on the left side to be partly numb..

I have overcome this somewhat by using triathalon shoes with mesh tops such as pearl izumi (more room) .

Using normal SIDI shoes etc.. I have had to use a very slim shoe insole to cope with the toe curl... to give more toe room !!!..

I also suffer some hot foot /foot swelling for the first 10 miles of a ride... this goes away as the ride goes on...

Note I always keep my toenails clean and clipped

I use very good wide platform pedals in Miche range...

Any advice to help or share the problems encountered ? comments appreciated...

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just to be clear... we're not talking about hammer toe?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammer_toe

posted by ALIHISGREAT [113 posts]
19th September 2011 - 23:42

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Nope not Hammer toe.... the problem only really seems to affect my big toes and when using shoes without room I do find that the skin under the toenail can turn white at the tip (pressure) ... a bit weird I know .

Went to the docs about the slight numbness in the left side of my big toe, this numbness was after a san fran to LA ride a few years ago and its never gone away ... he put it getting OLDER.... BUT it does seem to be a result of pressure ...

my feet otherwise are in good shape .

But thought I'd put it our there is anyone else has a similar issue...

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posted by ashy_2002 [56 posts]
20th September 2011 - 11:45

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maybe incorrect cleat position? -> it could be too far forward putting upward pressure on your toes?

posted by ALIHISGREAT [113 posts]
20th September 2011 - 13:18

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Nope ... my current setting is just behind the "ball" joint..............

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posted by ashy_2002 [56 posts]
20th September 2011 - 23:06

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