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Cycling Orthotics

Besides the bicycle itself, proper cycling shoes are the most important piece of cycling equipment. Cycling shoes must be very stable in order to efficiently transfer power from your feet to the pedals.

A cycling orthotic is a device designed to restore your natural foot function. Many biomechanical complaints such as heel pain, knee pain and lower back pain are caused by poor foot function. Cycling orthotics re-align the foot and ankle bones to their neutral position, thereby restoring natural foot function. In turn this helps alleviate problems in other parts of the body.

In addition, the cycling orthotics give a more even weight distribution, taking pressure of sore spots (e.g. the ball of the foot, corns in between toes, bunions etc) and they provide some shock absorption.

Cycling orthotics benefit cyclists with foot pain or discomfort due to a biomechanical complaint. Imbalances such as flat feet, heel pain, knee pain and shin pain are known to cause pain and discomfort.

Imbalances of the bones of the feet can result in abnormal foot motion (over pronation). This can impair foot function which can result in abnormal rotation of the legs and sometimes affects the knees, hips or back. If we combine these tremendous forces with the need for precise balance, we can see how small structural changes in the foot can make significant differences. Cycling orthotics help to improve those structural changes.