Podiatry & Cycling

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Podiatry & Cycling

Postby matth » Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:31 pm

I have very high arches and my feet roll out when I run... as a result I go through running shoes at a rate of knots. This is obvioulsy transfered to my cycling, but rather than wearing out my shoes I am finding it hard to get truly comfortable especially over longer distances.

I'm thinking of seeing a podiatrist to see what can be done with orthodics etc, however finding one that has experience with cyclists and has the equipment to allow proper analysis is proving difficult. I have found one that has done some work with cyclists biut I need to provide my own trainer (which I don't have)... I was thinking a specialist that has all the equipment would be more likely to be experienced.

Has anyone had experience with this in Adelaide and can recommend a good podiatrist that has everything they need and I just need to bring my bike and shoes ?
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by BNA » Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:32 pm


Re: Podiatry & Cycling

Postby MichaelB » Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:32 pm

Maybe try the AIS - if anyone would know it would be them (IMO).

Apart from that, no idea.
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Re: Podiatry & Cycling

Postby Jonquil » Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:25 pm

Matth, there are physios specialising in cycling at SportsMed. You could call them and see if any of their podiatrists specialise too. From a quick look at their website there is one with a personal interest in cycling and another in triathlon. (I have no affiliation!)
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Re: Podiatry & Cycling

Postby trailgumby » Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:29 pm

Mine do the oppposite - they roll in (pronate). I use orthotics in my bike shoes. Carbon fibre ones. 8)

I was recommended a podiatrist to go see by Steve Hogg. It has helped with knee and hip issues. Not cheap. I also use them (a different set) in my runners and street shoes.
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Re: Podiatry & Cycling

Postby scotto » Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:13 am

a nearby podiatrist i know does a lot of work with cyclists. maybe pop him an email and see if he can refer you to someone in Adelaide that may have the knowledge to help
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