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Ankle pain and no cure in sight

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
I seem to have developed a problem with relatively deep pain in my left INSIDE ankle and cannot really determine the source of the problem or the cure. I have custom footbeds and go to a very reputable bootfitter, but I've been back to each so many times for the issue it's almost a joke.

I should also note that this problem exists for the two boots I own, so even more confusing. I've had the boots heated, drilled, stood in them for 5 mins with heat, and still nada. There's also nothing special about my ankles, meaning they're not protruding or otherwise.

I''m really at my wits end here based on the fact that I can now only ski a few runs before I start to feel deep pain in the ankle.

Any thoughts?
post #2 of 8

Forgive me for stating the obvious, but you don't mention if you've seen a doctor and perhaps there is some damage from injury or some trauma to your ankle.

post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
"Forgive me for stating the obvious, but you don't mention if you've seen a doctor and perhaps there is some damage from injury or some trauma to your ankle."

Lou: a fair question, but I've never had any trauma to the ankle or legs in general...all sorts of upper body injuries, but nothing ankle related!
post #4 of 8

are you bowlegged?

post #5 of 8

if you stand on your footbed,  in the shell only,  does your ankle touch the side of the shell?

 

does the pain happen when skiing, or inside the shop as well?

 

worse with harder terrain?

 

worse at the end or start of the day?

post #6 of 8

It seems unlikely to me  the problem is related to your ankle contacting the shell as that would certainly have pain on your malleolus at the contact area and you stated the pain is more internal.

 

Are you in pain in other footwear or during normal gait or is it specific to skiing?

 

Lou

post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BurgMan View Post

are you bowlegged?


Not bowlegged
Quote:
Are you in pain with other footwear..."

No, only in my ski boots.
post #8 of 8

Hi swisstrader,

 

One other possibility----If you tightening the ankle strap sufficiently to hold the heel back in the shell, the shaping of the upper

shell (on most boots) where it passes over the lower shell in the medial (inside) ankle area will severely pressure the medial malleolus.  

 

You might have your fitter grind a crescent shaped piece about 1/4 inch at it's widest off of the upper shell (2nd buckle strap) where it

passes over the ankle---we do this all the time and it solves your issue.  Be sure to have him do both boots as this will affect (in a good way)

the flex of the boots also.

 

mike

 

 


Edited by miketsc - 2/21/12 at 7:53am
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