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Burning balls of feet leading to numbness, pain above ankle at back of leg and heel movement*

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Hi all,

 

Based on the problems above I think I have a couple of issues.

 

I think I have a canting problem for starters. When I'm standing on a flat surface my knees feel like they are being pulled inwards. When I try to push them back out to stand in the correct stands I get an incredible aching/pulling sensation at the back/side of my leg just above my ankle and below my calf. I think my cant needs to be adjusted outwards but I'm not sure. Further to the pain when I turn my knee on my downhill ski collapses inwards.

 

I also get a burning in the ball of my foot that leads to numbness first in my toes before it spreads to the remainder of my foot. I end up skiing with completely numb feet which isn't really skiing so much as just getting down the hill.

 

Finally I have the problem of my heel coming out of the heel pocket and moving up and down and from side to side. I feel like Heel lifts/wedges added to the boot/liner will prevent this. Could this be why my feet are burning? i.e. is me trying to keep my heel in the heel pocket causing my feet unnecessary stress and making them burn? I also get a pinch around the top of my calf when I first do my boots up...they don't feel overly tight but could it be that my circulation is being cut off somewhat?

 

Thanks in advance guys,

 

Renata.

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Finally I have the problem of my heel coming out of the heel pocket and moving up and down and from side to side. I feel like Heel lifts/wedges added to the boot/liner will prevent this. Could this be why my feet are burning? i.e. is me trying to keep my heel in the heel pocket causing my feet unnecessary stress and making them burn? I also get a pinch around the top of my calf when I first do my boots up...they don't feel overly tight but could it be that my circulation is being cut off somewhat?

 

yes, the heel moving is the reason why you are suffering. discover the source of the movement. 

 

the most important things to check is your foot in the shell to see how many sizes too big your boot is. i am guessing at least one, not to mention the mis-match of you foots volume to the shell that you own. 

 

the second variable is the range of motion in your ankle joint. if the ROM is limited, your suffering of a too large boot will be amplified.

 

get in to see a good boot fitter for the initial assessment of your foot, your ankle ROM, and the size and shape of your current boot.

 

tell us where you are located and we can recommend a fitter near you.

 

jim

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