I started skiing last season and was really enjoying it except for the pain i was getting in the ball of my foot...I was using hire gear all season, so the make/model of the boots i tried varied, but i consistently had the same issue.
After a couple of runs, I would get a really sharp pain just behind the ball of my foot in line with my big toe to the point where I could barely stand on either foot. I could get no relief while I had ski boots on, but as soon as I took them off, the pain disappeared.
I do have wide-ish feet and usually wear orthotics which i did not have in the ski boots. I also have tight calf muscles...
I am buying my own boots for this season and want to try and get rid of the foot pain so i can enjoy the skiing...I have a few thoughts about what could have been causing it, but wondering if anyone here has ideas/suggestions:
- boots too narrow?
- no arch support?
- read something about tight calf muscles being a possible cause...
Any help is appreciated!