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Sim racing aches and pains
« on: May 31, 2018, 04:28:40 PM »
The ball of my right foot has been a little sore for a while, and the other night I realised the soreness was exactly where I was pressing the pedals with my foot. So I'm going to try racing with light-soled shoes instead of socks.


I've never really had any wrist, shoulder or arm issues though through racing.



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Re: Sim racing aches and pains
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2018, 04:34:48 PM »
You mean besides copious amounts of red wine  :o

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Re: Sim racing aches and pains
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2018, 04:44:48 PM »
I have been using a shoe for my right foot for ages, after realising it was sore from trying to push the accelerator through the floor all the time  ;D.
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Re: Sim racing aches and pains
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2018, 04:53:34 PM »
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Re: Sim racing aches and pains
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2018, 07:11:57 PM »
I use light karting boots and gloves, pedals can get too cold in winter and gloves saves my hands going black
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Re: Sim racing aches and pains
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2018, 07:25:09 PM »
I have been using a shoe for my right foot for ages, after realising it was sore from trying to push the accelerator through the floor all the time  ;D .
Exactly. I think the load cell brake hasn't helped either.

You mean besides copious amounts of red wine  :o
So... liver damage?
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Re: Sim racing aches and pains
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2018, 09:40:44 PM »
So I'm going to try racing with light-soled shoes instead of socks.
Go to the outback, walk around bare foot for a year and your soles will be just like leather. ;)
Save you buying some new shoes. 8)

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Re: Sim racing aches and pains
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2018, 07:00:00 PM »
I was getting pretty bad patella tendinitis when I was Sim Racing.  Went to the physio and started doing squats which pretty much fixed it.  I was having trouble walking properly before that though.

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Re: Sim racing aches and pains
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2018, 07:29:02 PM »
Exactly. I think the load cell brake hasn't helped either.
Seriously though, I turned up the sensitivity to avoid this.
I like the feel of the load cell but I don't want to have to put 100kg of pressure on it (ie.' in an F1 car).
I keep it very similar to my road car.
I sim-race for the mental aspect, not to get a work out. :P

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Re: Sim racing aches and pains
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2018, 09:05:01 AM »
Exactly. I think the load cell brake hasn't helped either.
Seriously though, I turned up the sensitivity to avoid this.
I like the feel of the load cell but I don't want to have to put 100kg of pressure on it (ie.' in an F1 car).
I keep it very similar to my road car.
I sim-race for the mental aspect, not to get a work out. :P
Agreed... I've wound up the preload on my pedal to the point it almost registers on its own and reduced the max setting down to about 40 in game (I think, I'll have to double check). I ended up with a firm pedal that I don't have to push super hard, besides, I have a portable wheel stand so it moves slightly after a while if I have to push hard. I don't have room for a permanent rig.

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Re: Sim racing aches and pains
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2018, 11:29:00 AM »
I think in my case it was primarily the throttle, trying to push it through the floor to get to 110% throttle.
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Re: Sim racing aches and pains
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2018, 04:23:10 PM »
Sounds like your all getting old . . :) :)

p.s. I removed my load cell and reverted to the trusty spring!!

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Re: Sim racing aches and pains
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2018, 05:03:31 PM »
I have chronic bilateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow in both arms) and chronic chondromalacia (deteriorated kneecap cartilage) in both knees. The knees can play up a fair bit with racing and every now and then the elbows go off.
When they are giving trouble, I use straps to ease the pain. And yes, I'm getting old  :o
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Re: Sim racing aches and pains
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2018, 05:08:42 PM »
I have chronic bilateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow in both arms) and chronic chondromalacia (deteriorated kneecap cartilage) in both knees. The knees can play up a fair bit with racing and every now and then the elbows go off.
When they are giving trouble, I use straps to ease the pain. And yes, I'm getting old  :o
over 30 then eh?

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Re: Sim racing aches and pains
« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2018, 05:22:49 PM »
As Marc Bolan once said, "never trust anyone over thirty".
But you'd have to be well over 30 to know who the hell Marc Bolan is. ;) :P