Causes and Prevention of Hot Foot in Cyclists

"Hot feet": feet that are hot due to weather or clothing choices

"Hot foot": a condition affecting one or both feet, otherwise known as Metatarsalgia, where the nerves and joint tissues close to the ball of your foot are repeatedly squeezed and aggravated by the long metatarsal bones which run down through the feet to the toes, leading to a burning sensation in the base of the foot.

Hot foot can be debilitating, excruciatingly painful and can turn a long ride into a miserable experience. It's a complex and often misunderstood condition both in terms of what causes it and what should be done to prevent it.

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