fearedbliss Posted October 4, 2016 Share Posted October 4, 2016 Hey folks, So I've probably been riding EUCs now for a little more than a year now (August 2015) and basically what's been happening is that I think a small bone on the side of my foot has grown due to the pressure of my feet being close/touching the EUC during riding. I've actually switched my riding style for months because of this (In a way where it's a little wider stance, or mostly one foot riding with the other foot with the problem having less weight and responsibility), however, even with this adjustment, I still feel like the bone touches, and I believe the bone is actually growing. I'm definitely gonna have to go get it checked by a doctor (I know that in some situations, it requires surgery in order to remove the excess bone and bring the foot back to a normal resemblance). Normally this type of stuff happens when people wear too tight shoes from what I've been reading (I don't know that much about it), but yea, I don't know if I had this before I was riding but riding has definitely made this much much more noticeable. What I've been doing recently is basically riding less, and I bought a normal (Non-Electric. I know I know.. cave man era technology haha) scooter that has 200 mm tires (8 inches ~, Normal kid scooters have 98 mm tires - 3.8 ~ inches) so that I don't fall so easily on the street, plus it also makes for a smoother ride. Another thing I'm gonna be picking up today is a longboard. I don't know how to skateboard/longboard but I've been wanting to do it for a long time so I figured I would start learning now. Both of these forms of transportation I picked because of: 1. Weight (4-8 pounds for the skateboard/longboard, and 8.5-13 pounds for the scooter vs 19-40 pounds for the EUCs) - This also makes it easier for me to carry it around up and down the train stations here in NYC since it is a highly urban and population dense area. 2. Price ($90 dollars for a 200 mm scooter, and $250-$400 for a longboard with good big tires vs $300-$1600 EUCs and you guys already know that good EUCs basically start at $550 (if discounted) but usually around $700+) So the above are the two main reasons why I went with scooters/longboards in addition to the catalyst being my foot.. Trying to do things that reduce pressure on the side of my foot so the problem doesn't get worse. I feel like I might need to get surgery eventually depending how big it gets or if it even continues to grow, but yea, I need to go talk to a doctor. Pictures of my foot below: http://imgur.com/a/UkNpU Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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