For those who love to ride, foot pain is a big headache, especially during long-distance or hot rides, as the feet are prone to swelling. Although you will also choose comfortable shoes for cycling, after the feet are swollen, the shoes provide little room for stretching the feet. Usually, you only need to choose one size larger cycling shoes to solve the problem. This article will tell you how to protect your feet while riding.
causes of foot pain in cyclists :
It's easy to neglect the health of our feet until it hurts, and while cycling is a low-impact sport, pedaling puts a lot of stress on your feet. When a person is riding a bicycle, the function of the foot is to transmit the force generated by the quadriceps and glutes through the knee and all the way to the pedal. Cycling can also cause ( burning, burning, numbness, and pain in the soles of the feet ). Feet are prone to blisters.
The most common types of foot pain in cyclists usually fall into two categories: friction injuries and compression injuries. Blisters are usually caused by friction due to sweaty, swollen feet while riding, sustained rhythmic exertion for hours on end, and blisters are raised areas of skin with watery fluid inside. They occur due to repeated friction and pressure. They always precede warning signs of redness and pain, which, if ignored, can cause a tear in the top layer of skin, which the body fills with fluid as a protective measure. Compression injuries (such as numbness and sharp tingling) can be due to poorly fitting shoes (especially across the ball of the foot, causing compression and squeezing of the delicate nerve structures in the foot), small surface area on the pedals, soles, improper positioning of cleats good. With a few thousand pedals even on a relatively short ride, it's easy to see how poorly fitting shoes can lead to blisters forming.
How to prevent and eliminate blisters?
1. pair of socks: This is pretty basic and might sound silly, but keeping a spare pair of socks with you when you're out and about can be one of the easiest ways to help prevent blisters, especially if you're riding the bike all day. Whether feet get wet from the weather or sweat, simply changing socks will keep them drier for longer.
2. Use blister plaster, it can not only prevent the generation of blisters but also treat blisters, if the diameter of the blister exceeds 5 mm, it needs to be punctured, first disinfect around the blister, then use a bloodletting needle to puncture along the edge of the blister, and then press it with a cotton swab The blisters release liquid. Be careful not to tear off the broken skin to avoid infection. Then use blister plaster to stick on the wound. It can provide the wound with a slightly acidic airtight space that is conducive to wound healing, speed up the healing of the wound, and prevent The invasion of foreign microorganisms reducing the chance of infection. It is soft and sticky, and it is comfortable to wear even if you are exercising. It has an ultra-thin design and does not take up too much space in the shoes. It can also prevent the generation of blisters in the parts that are easy to be worn, and it is also very convenient to carry and use.
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Editor: kiki Jia
Date: December 5, 2022