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    severe pain on feet

    I can rid/ race good for 4-4.5 hrs, but then I start getting some serious pain at the bottom of my feet. Right foot worse than left and it is not only numb but like I had a deep tissue bruise on the bottom of my feet right around the area where the cleats are....I have carbon Lake shoes 2yrs old there is a little indention from the pedals (crank bro 3s) so any idea?

    this really hindered me this weekend at a 6hr race, legs were getting tired, but I had to get off and walk b/c the feet were killin me and then after a little walk (3-4min) it got better but came right back after about a mile....

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    Plantar Fasciitis? Actually not a huge deal, although it often requires rest.

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    I can't say this will help you but I used to have bad pain in my feet. I cured it by rolling my feet over a tennis ball.
    The first time, it hurt so bad, I had tears in my eyes. Once I broke up the Plantar Fasciitis, it felt great and now I do it daily to keep them stretched out.
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    I had something similar to that last summer. It turned out that the ball of my right foot was somehow swollen. I bought a pair of Peal Izumi X-Alp shoes and put some Dr. Sholls insoles in them. Way more comfortable than my regular shoes.
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    Re: severe pain on feet

    Move your cleats as far back as you can. This is recommended for endurance riders. It helped my pain.
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    Check to see if the screws from your cleats aren't penetrating into the footbed. This happened to me and it was very painful.

    I added Sole footbeds and also use metatarsal buttons from a podiatrist.
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    severe pain on feet

    Other thing to check is your shoe tightness. I had similar issues when I got some new Sidi road shoes a couple years ago. Turned out I just had them too tight and once I realized that was the cause, never was an issue again. Throwing this out there as maybe after 4 hrs, your feet are swelling up (normal) and the shoes become too tight at that point.

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