I have severe bunions and I have been skiing pain free since Bob at the Boot Dr Telluride punched them out last year after canting, new foot beds and alignment. I could even walk in my boots without pain which was a first for me.Solomon XMax 130.
A few weeks ago my left bunion started slightly hurting and skiing both this last Saturday and Sunday both bunions are hurting slightly.
What has changed since last year:
I keep my boots in a heated ski bag for around 10 hours prior to skiing and I measured the temp and it is around 90F
I am a good skier but after a lesson I am flexing the boot this year very far forward compared to last year.
Prior to my lesson I was turning in a GS turn around every 6 seconds, now with my carving and my 14 radius ski I am making twice to three times as many turns during a run.
Could the heated boot bag be shrinking the bunion punch outs?
Any ideas why I am in pain again.
And just a note I never notice pain when skiing, It is on the chair lift or just starting or walking when I start to feel it. Problem with a bunion is it takes very little to irritate it.
Level very aggressive 7 or 8 on the groomers. 67 years old, 190 lbs, Volkl Tigershark, 174, Blizzard R Power 174 Volkl Kendo 177