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instep still getting numb

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I've had this problem for a while, and having problems fixing it. It started when I got intuition pro tour liners. It's only on the left foot, and my instep from a little behind the big toe to the base of the ankle gets numb, and stays like that for a long time. The last day I skied was April 5, and I still feel some numbness two and a half weeks later. It's only when I rub my foot that I notice it.

 

The tongue of my liner moves around some when I ski, and it tends to want to move down. I notice some minor pain in the ankle when riding the chair lift only. My latest thought was that maybe the tongue was moving around too much and causing pressure. So I ordered  the thick tongue from intuition. This turned out not being successful, as it was a little too tight, and made a fairly big section of both of my feet red after wearing for half an hour in the house. I then did the same test with the original tongues, and both my feet still got red, but a smaller section and the redness went away quicker. I have molded the tongue multiple times to try to break it down.

 

So I don't know what to do next. It's annoying that the tongue moves around while I ski and doesn't want to stay up off my foot. I suppose the right result would be for my feet to not become red at all? The numbness isn't a big deal other than being annoying, but I am concerned about long-term health effects. What could they be?


Edited by nemesis256 - 4/23/15 at 3:10pm
post #2 of 6

can you thin out the footbed, or the boot board on that side?  or thinner sock?

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Originally Posted by mntlion View Post
 

can you thin out the footbed, or the boot board on that side?  or thinner sock?


I didn't mention that I have bontex shims (1mm thick) underneath my foot beds, so I could try removing that. I'm pretty sure I had this problem before adding them though. What's even weirder is that the left foot is the one that feels more roomy without the shim.

 

I already have very thin socks.

post #4 of 6

try playing around with, and without the shims, and see what works best

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Are you aware of any long term health effects of my instep getting numb? In other words, what if I can't fix it?

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I had a successful day without numbness today. There’s three things that may have helped. First, I skied without the shims (felt sloppy through). Second, I was making sure I was pushing forward enough while skiing. Third, all the lift rides had foot rests, so I was making sure to put my feet up to remove pressure from the top of the foot. This experiment will have to continue next season, but I may be getting somewhere.

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