Cycling with sesamoiditis



I hope warm weather, sunshine and flowers are headed your way soon!


I went to physical therapy yesterday and told them I started riding outside but didn’t think it did my feet any good. These dang sesamoid bones are stubborn little punks. My PT recommended I try moving the cleats back on my cycling shoes and taped me up to try riding again. Enter Frankenstein cyclist:


Unfortunately that didn’t work. By mile 5 (the halfway point) my foot felt like a pokey ball sticker was stuck inside. This injury is like a nagging wife that won’t shut up.

It’s been over a month dealing with this. Some days I feel like I’m on the mend and others feel like I took a giant step back.

Oh well at least the views were incredible.


I absolutely love living in an active community!! It’s something I appreciate every single day.


I have a few more things to try out before giving up on cycling like adding metatarsal pads to my shoes, trying dancers pads, looking into new shoes or if I get really grumpy just cutting a dang hole in the insert to take the pressure off. In the meantime, if anyone has any suggestions, I’m all ears.

In other, more happy news, Pineapple rocks and should totally become a mandatory post ride treat! I just need to remember to buy it more often.

I told Mike I have have killer pineapple picking skillz. He just rolled his eyes and looked at me in disgust. He obviously has no idea he married a genius and prolly wishes I looked at him like I do pineapple. Or not.


Here are some other random pics I snapped this week. It’s sort of my personal apology for the beauty face app not doing it’s job in the above pic.


Now you can’t say you’ve never seen a California sunset. 🙂


Any suggestions for sesamoiditis?

Favorite fruit?  


9 Comments on “Cycling with sesamoiditis

  1. Wow!! What a beautiful bike ride. Also, I’m super “jealous” of that printed tape…being a therapist I get weird about that kind of stuff 😉

  2. I’ve been following your injuries for awhile and girl! I’ve gotta hand it to you! You are so positive! I have a dropped metatarsel in my left foot due to weird foot mechanics. I’ve already had two foot surgeries to fix my feet and the podiatrist said I could have surgery for this too! H e double hockey stick NO! What else doc? He gave me this miracle topical stuff called kerasal pf10…apparently only podiatrist carry it. I rub it on the ball of my foot to alleviate the pain whenever I want to run or wear shoes that bother me. I’m telling you miracle. I run 1/2 marathons and am on my feet all day teaching 1st graders and then pain before this was crazy awful. I couldn’t even walk. Now I’m sub 1:30 for the 1/2. Just try it. Better than nothing. Good luck!

    • Oh you poor thing. That does not sound fun at all. Our feet are just a barrel of fun, right?
      I have a prescription pain cream that works too but I’m worried about doing more damage since it’s not healed up. Have you noticed it getting worse or do you feel the same after using it during a run?

  3. Please keep posting Cali pictures…..I don’t think we’ll ever see green grass and you are keeping me from hibernating forever!!! Favorite fruit? Oh man….I can’t pick…strawberries or blueberries I think.

  4. Try a shim on your cycling shoe! That really helped me because my I had too much forefoot motion (even in stiff cycling shoes). I did 2 tiny shims – maybe 1mm? on the medial part and it really helped. Its cheap and worth a try!

  5. I made “custom” inserts for my cycling shoes, cut out of dense foam, about a quarter inch thick, shaped like the footbed, with a cutout for the ball of my foot. It takes the pressure of the ball of my foot. I saw a podiatrist today. He told me that I did the right thing, and recommended various exercises.

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