The pictures below demonstrate the cyclists pronated foot can cause overuse injuries, knee pain, foot pain and lower back pain and loss of power and bio-mechanical efficiency.
When the foot is over pronated the bones of the foot are naturally unlocked and rely on ligament and muscle strength for stability, therefore putting a greater load on the the calf muscles which will fatigue early and lead to trigger points and chronic tendinitis etc.
Foot Orthotics for cyclists can really help
The signs to look for are a flattened arch, Achilles tendon not vertical, knees moving left to right when cycling or hip drop are a indication that you could benefit from a formthotic shoe insert which are a custom orthotic insole.Click to: Find out more about how Orthics and gait analysis can help your cycling help you remain injury free.
Paul Skidmore therapies for sports massage, Ultrasound and acupuncture in Oxford, Bicester, Oxfordshire.
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