Hello, I'm new to the forum and brand new to skiing. (My husband and I relocated to Colorado this summer from the Midwest and decided to try it this season.) After a couple of outings for about a half day each early in December, I ended up with my left big toe very sore, swollen, and sensitive on the end. I suspect this was due to my not having that boot buckled up tightly enough, and also not keeping my shins forward, (thereby banging my toes.)
I expected the soreness to go away after two or three days, but finally resorted to going to a podiatrist when it didn't improve after three weeks. (I mostly rested it during this time, and also have not attempted to ski on it.) He said that this was very common, especially among new skiers, and that it was most likely a bone bruise. He said they typically take somewhere between six to eight weeks to heal.
It's now been nearly five weeks, and it's still swollen and very sensitive. (It's difficult to walk, even in comfortable shoes without doing a sort of limp.) It seems like there should at least be some improvement at this point, so I'm wondering how long this is going to take to heal. Has anyone had any experience with this, or know anything about how long it might take to see some noticeable improvement? Also, does anyone know anything I can do that might help speed up the process at all?
Any input would be welcome!