Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - Michael

Pages: [1]
General Discussion / Hurting Feet
« on: September 28, 2007, 07:43:25 am »
Litespeed, I will do some checking and see what I can find out. Since I live in a small village in Thailand my ability to find information is limited (I do have the web). M

General Discussion / Hurting Feet
« on: September 24, 2007, 02:57:08 am »
Thanks for the good advice. I have been coming to this conclussion as well, it's just hard to give up old habits (and money spent). The article was great! M

General Discussion / Hurting Feet
« on: July 13, 2007, 08:39:54 am »
Western Flyer, My information (joint deterioration) comes from two osteopath doctors from Chiang Mai (north Thailand). I personally have no clue. They said my problem is at the center joint right in the middle of the balls of my feet, which is where it hurts. My thought was to rig up some kind of home made insole before I get to the States, just to try it out.  I have tried Thai massage but it is only a temporary help. As for acupuncture, I have done that as well but for other needs. So, I will try both a bump then a hole if that doesnt work. Thank you for your suggestions. Michael

General Discussion / Hurting Feet
« on: July 12, 2007, 12:23:55 am »
Dear Western Flyer, I too got the cortisone shot and it did help very much for a time. I just made an order of the mountain bike type SPD pedals so we will see if that will help (the shop owner loaned he his and I did have some relief). The pedals have a very wide base. I will get on the web and look up your other suggestions. One last question, I was thinking of making my own insole with a hole under the ball of my feet, is a bump better? Thank you! M

General Discussion / Hurting Feet
« on: July 08, 2007, 11:23:46 pm »
Jay, I will check out the insoles, I can take the insoles out of my SPD Shamono shoes. You are talking about putting the insoles in the SPD shoes, is this correct, or in some other type of riding shoe used with my old clips? When in the States I will try to find a qualified podiatrist. Thanks. Michael

General Discussion / Hurting Feet
« on: July 07, 2007, 12:36:41 am »
I will check out the Lake shoes in wide sizes in the US. Thank you! M.

General Discussion / Hurting Feet
« on: July 07, 2007, 12:32:16 am »
Paul, I have been forced to make these moves. It's just a bummer to stop ever 25 K or so and do a foot rub. I will check on stiffer soles when I get to the US next month. Thank you! Michael

General Discussion / Hurting Feet
« on: July 07, 2007, 12:26:58 am »
Nick, I have tried this and it works for 25 K or so then the pain starts to move in. I will continue to see what I can do. Thank you for your advice. Michael

General Discussion / Hurting Feet
« on: July 07, 2007, 12:24:41 am »
Jay, Thank you! I have tried moving the cleat everywhere possible yet still have problems. I have also tried the mountain bike pedals but my feet still hurt on longer rides. Due to where I live I have limited choices for shoes and pedals (I do use and can get the Shimono brand of both). I will be visiting the US in a month so I can do more checking then or go on line. Thank you for your advice. Michael

General Discussion / Hurting Feet
« on: July 06, 2007, 01:46:51 am »
Greetings from Thailand! I am a US man (with family) living in north Thaland (for almost 18 years).
The reason I write is that I need a bit of advice concerning my hurting feet.

A little history first, I have been biking for around 25 years. About 10 years ago I switched to the SPD cleats which I really love. About four years ago I started having pain in the ball's of my feet. Over these years the pain has grown to a point I could hardly handle.
I talked to a number of bikers and shops but they told me I just needed new shoes and different cleats. So I bought the best I could find here in Thailand yet it hasn't help.
Then, I went to two doctors and even had an X-ray for a stress fractures in the bones in that area of my feet. Both doctors said I had no break but a deterioration of the center joint, right in the middle of the balls of my feet.
Since then I have gone back to the old style of clip and have had better results, or no pain.
So my question is, is there anything I can do about my joints? Am stuck with using the old style clips? Is there a special kind of shoe I should look for to wear when I bicycle? Do you have any suggestions?
In my mind, giving up bicycling is not an option. I love it and it has been my dream to tour the world by bicycle when I retire (55 yrs old now). Even now I ride 5 to 6 days a week and do short tours around Asia. With this I need to come up with some kind of resolve.

Thank you! Michael

Pages: [1]