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Pain/Soreness on side of lower leg.

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

5'10", 190 lbs level 7 skier

Nordica Speed Machine 8 boots (100 flex)

167cm K2 Apache Outlaws w/ Marker piston bindings (I forget model name)

 

 

Problem:  This is only happening on my right leg.  I have a soreness that starts a couple of inches above my ankle and goes up to the top of my boot on the right side of my leg.  It's been there for a few weeks but, just today it's really been bugging me.  I usually ski twice a week (16 days in this season).  Boots have been stretched at the pinky and big toe knuckles to alleviate pain and numbness and I have custom foot beds in from a local boot fitter.  I've about 10mm of space behind my foot when the toes touch the front in just the shell so, I believe I have the right size.  However, I did note a little extra room in the heel area while skiing today and think I may need a heel lift or something to fix that.  Anyway, the pain is starting to become unbearable on the side of my right leg and have a 3 day ski trip coming up in a week (Breckenridge).  Any ideas as to what could be causing that pain in just my right leg?  Thanks.

post #2 of 8

inside of the right boot?

 

upper cuff alightment might be off, or more support needed on that footbed?  any injurys on that side, form the hips downward?

post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 

Here is a drawing of where the pain is.  Bold lines are the boot lines and the red is the sore area. 

 

bootpain.jpg

 

Foot beds seem to support me really well and the only injury I have had on my right leg was a small piece of metal that went into the sole of my foot a couple of years ago but was removed right away and has not bothered me since it healed.

 

If the cuff alignment is off, which way would it need to be canted?  I can adjust the cant a little with these boots and a hex wrench.

post #4 of 8

still not sure if that is the inside or outside of the boot.

 

move the cuff towards the pain to start with,  If it is worse, go the other.

post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by mntlion View Post

still not sure if that is the inside or outside of the boot.

 

move the cuff towards the pain to start with,  If it is worse, go the other.

Right where the arrow is pointing.  Anyway, I will try to move the cuff over it since it seems to be right where the cuff ends.  Will update after next weekend.  Thanks smile.gif
 

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post #6 of 8

my best guess is that you are referring to pain on the course of the peroneals, these are some of the muscles used to pronate the foot, if they are weak you may get pain in that area, if so strengthening exercises could be in order, but difficult to tell without seeing you

 

may also be worth making sure that there is no pressure at the base of the 5th metatarsal, as this could agrevate the area

post #7 of 8

Right foot, right side means outside of leg.  So CEM could be correct but also many boots have a tongue that wraps too tightly around the upper leg.  Get the tongue heated and flare it wider.

 

Lou

post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 

Do you think that an Intuition Liner may help this problem?  I had been considering buying a pair anyway.

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