Pain & Numbness
pain and numbness in the foot
If nerves or blood vessels are constricted due to pressure, the blood circulation is reduced, or the nerve fibres are irritated which results in numbness, paresthesia or even pain in foot or toes.
Causes of numbness and pain
One-sided foot load
Cause - One-sided load
Pedals with short axis usually allow only a parallel foot position
Pedals with different axis lengths for a natural foot position
Standard pedals force the feet into a nearly parallel position. The extended axis of SQlab pedals allows a more physiologically natural foot position. This prevents strain predominantly on one side – especially in terms of shin splints.
High pressure on the foot
Cause - too much pressure on the foot
expresses itself in the form of numbness and pain
insoles adapted to the foot type
The results of pressure mapping show the magnitude of pressure beginning with blue (less pressure) to green/yellow/orange/red (high pressure).
Too much movement, or incorrect placement of the foot, causes a high pressure to the vessels and nerve tracts through the middle foot. Even with a normal foot position, muscle fatigue can cause a sagging of the foot arch and hence lead to problems. Muscle weakness: daily walking in shoes shortens and weakens the long and short foot muscle groups.
Corresponding to the various foot types and specific requirements in cycling, we have developed insoles that support the various different weaknesses.
Benefits and function of the insoles:
The strongly pronounced longitudinal arch requires a high bearing surface to prevent it from sinking inwards.
The normal lowering of the longitudinal arch is counteracted, the foot is only supported in its position.
The less pronounced longitudinal arch is only slightly supported.
The slightly pronounced longitudinal arch requires only minimal support to avoid pressure points.