As cyclists we all deal with pain and that pain can be just because we are working hard during a session or we are sore from a previous session. But we deal with it and we push through it because we want to get better at what we are doing. Most elite cyclists will give more than 100% during a tough session as that’s what is required to make it to that elite status.
I do exactly that, push through the pain of training because I want to stay at the top of my game but I also deal with another type of pain and that is Neuro pain. Neuro pain is different for everyone who deals with it. It can be a stabbing unexplained pain, pins and needles or a burning feeling. A lot of Paraplegic’s have neuro pain and it can be debilitating. My neuro pain is like when you sit on your foot and it goes to sleep…that ‘pins and needles burning’ type of pain except mine never goes away. I have dealt with neuro pain 24/7 in my feet for about the last 9 years.
It is something that unfortunately I have learned to live with and when I get tired or my core body temperature goes up then the pain gets worse. Even when I am sitting down it is like my feet are on hot coals. I have tried most neuro pain drugs, unfortunately without success.