Bicycle foot

Bicycle Foot  is another occupational disease. The chief symptoms are those of cramps in the calves of the leg, and pains of a severe neuritic character.

At times the onset is very sudden, and the cramps are so severe that it is impossible to extend the leg without causing great pain. Flat foot is usually associated with the above condition. The treatment is rest and the administration of the salicylates for the relief of pain.

Bicycling is ordinarily a beneficial exercise for the foot muscles. When bicycle foot results from this exercise it is usually evidence that the bicyclist had an abnormal condition of his foot muscles and foot joints before he took up the exercise in question.