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Sprained ankle

post #1 of 4
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My wife sprained her ankle pretty badly on Friday (she saw a doctor and it is just a sprain).  Although it's gone down quite a bit, she had severe swelling around the outside ankle bone and couldn't really put any weight on that ankle through Saturday.  It was much better yesterday and she was able to walk around with just a slight limp, but it's still a bit swollen and painful. 

 

We're supposed to be skiing this Thursday through next Tuesday (Park City) and I'm more than a little concerned (and certainly more concerned than she is) about how her ankle is going to feel skiing.  Per the doc, she'll be ok to ski from a medical standpoint, but that doesn't mean she's actually going to be comfortable and pain-free.

 

My first instinct is to rent her a pair of bigger boots in lieu of her skiing in her own form fitted boots at least until the swelling is completely gone, but the flipside of course is that the boots will be too big, less precise, not custom fitted, etc. . .   So is this a good idea or bad idea, and does anyone have any other suggestions?  

 

Thanks in advance.

post #2 of 4

how do her own boots feel to HER?   start with her own, rent if needed.   Maybe use a thinner sock on the swollen foot?

post #3 of 4
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Too tight and painful around the ankle and she already uses the thinnest sock available.

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Originally Posted by mntlion View Post

how do her own boots feel to HER?   start with her own, rent if needed.   Maybe use a thinner sock on the swollen foot?



 

post #4 of 4

OK,  then if her boot is too tight, I'd rent something bigger volume, (not longer, and re-use her footbeds)

 

bulk up the non-damaged foot with a thicker sock.   once the swelling goes down she can go back to her custom boots, so dont change them

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