Over half of all cyclists experience foot pain with cyclingUden, H., Jones, S., et.al. (2012). Foot Pain and Cycling: a survey of frequency, type, location, associations and amelioration of foot pain. Journal of Science and Cycling Vol 1, No 2.
397 non-stationary bike, adult, regular participation cyclists were electronically surveyed for this clinically significant and interesting study. The results showed that over half of the participants experienced foot pain with cycling; 61% of these experienced forefoot pain (including burning and numbness). The group of cyclists most at risk of experiencing foot pain are those who ride with an attached foot-pedal interface. The conclusion highlights the importance of investigating effective management for this problem in our cycling communities.