When cycling, the front of the foot is the main power from which the force of the lower leg is pushed through the pedal. If the forfeit is not in the correct metatarsal position the intermetatarsal muscles will start to cramp and feel very hot like burning sensation.
The metatarsal position is similar to the tooth position at the front of the mouth. The layman’s term for an overbite is called buck teeth. When the metatarsals drop instead of being rainbow shaped giving a nice transverse arch in the forfeit the metatarsals drop and become a depressed arch which does not engage the intermetatarsal muscles and these are the muscles that begin to burn and feel hot when cycling after 20 km or so.
By using adhesive stretchy kinesiology tapes, Hot Foot Relief TM, specially designed for this part of the foot to engage the transverse arch this will allow those muscles to engage during the force of the pedal push resulting in longer kilometres before the hot foot starts to develop. In severe cases are special orthotic may also have to be worn during the day when not cycling to lift the metatarsals back up similar to orthodontic braces for the teeth. For mild problems, use the hotfoot kinesesiology tape while cycling and for severe cases, visit your podiatrist for an orthotic to lift these bones outside and use hotfoot tapes whilst cycling to perform to your best.