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Posted by Jill H. on 10/06/04 at 11:24 (161048)

Dr. Ben Pearl replied that people should avoid pounding exercises while trying to heal PF, when a person pedals a bike, is the plantar fasica stretched? Do you see a physical reason why pedaling a bike would make PF worse?

Re: bike riding

Ed Davis, DPM on 10/06/04 at 16:55 (161066)

Usually bike riding is not harmful if one either uses bicycle shoes (stiff shank) or making sure that one places pressure on the pedals not too far forward on the foot.

Re: bike riding

Donald L on 10/06/04 at 20:42 (161078)

I bike ride with big heavy clunky work boots. My feet like these boots and the whole PF problem started when I thought there must be something better for long walks. They boots have steel shanks and I never stand up off the seat no matter how steep the hill. I don't have toe cups on the bike and the seat is a little low. This keeps my ankle at 90 degrees or less with the force applied spread out from the center of my foot. Perhaps the above is why it seems to help my PF.

Got to go ride....later!