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One week of riding clipped to pedals has left me with swollen feet. The top of my foot above the ankle is sore to touch and obviously swollen up. The shoes are comfortable and a good size, Scott mtb shoes.
I think it stems from poor technique, and that Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation will sort it out. No biggie.
However has anyone had this? It is 18km each way to work and I ride daily. When I pedal I am not sure if I should be keeping a 90 degree angle between my foot and leg by holding my feet rigid pointing forward so to speak. The alternative I suppose is to let my feet flop up and down as I pedal.
Difficult to explain, anyway if it persists will see a Dr and maybe Physio.
Quick follow up, ankles like balloons and constant pain. GP said rest for a week but it is not getting better with rest. Wishing I got anti inflamatories. Will lock in a podiatrist asap. Not great being off your feet, hard to believe this is from riding one week in cleats!
When I get over this will start from scratch, with a pro fitting my bike to me or get a different bike. 51 Flat bar sounds small for a 182cm guy?
Wow Well you are going the right way about it by reading your post.
Good luck, all I can think of is the shoe maybe to tight or your seat low and you are pushing hard on the pedals. I donâ€™t have an answer for you.
I would do the same as you have written in the above post
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Definitely yes. Markedly too small.
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Follow up post to clear cycling and new cleats of wrong doing. Turns out at the same time I started using cleats I got rheumatoid arthritis. More tests needed to determine why at 31 this has happened. Good news is getting over it and specialist recommends getting back on the bike!
Point your toe slightly down. You ankle shouldn't be absolutely floppy or rigid, rather there should be some small movement to accommodate each part of the pedal stroke. Just do what feels natural
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