I originally posted this question in the injury forum but people recommended I post it here.
When I'm strapped into my boots, I get a pain on the left side of my left ankle/leg (more towards the front than the back.) It's fairly high up (around the top of the top of the boot and extending down from there.) It feels like it could be a bruise. It's been getting worse and it's quite a strong pain. I left the hill early today as a result.
When I'm back at home, it's not that bad. It doesn't appear to be linked to any particular movement although if I point my toes down (when I'm not in my boots,) I can get it to twinge. I'm not here to get medical advice - that's what doctors and physiotherapists are for. I'm just wondering if anyone else has had a similar issue and if you were able to discover what caused it or how to fix it.
I went to a store and they seemed a little surprised that the pain was on the side of my ankle - I think they more commonly see pain on the front of the shin.
Is it possible to have boots too tight or is it more likely that they were too loose and I banged it? Any other ideas?