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Intense pain on lower tibia

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

As the title says, I've been having trouble with my boots impacting/rubbing on the lower tibia bone (the inside edge side). Today it actually forced me off the hill it was so painful.

 

I believe the issue is due to packed out liners, as my boots are going onto their 4th season, the prior 3 seeing an average of 40-50 days each. From what I can remember, this was never an issue the first two seasons.

 

I was wondering what my best bet for correcting things is. New liners, getting the shell punched/grinded, or the cheap option of trying to stick a slim piece of foam down there? If anyone else has gone through this issue your advice is greatly appreciated.

post #2 of 9

if the liner has packed out then punching the shell isn't going to help, so to do it right there are only two options

 

new liner or new boots.... if the boot fits well and is in decent shape then i would go for a new liner, possibly a zipfit so you can move it into a new shell if the current ones die, if the boot is not a fantastic starting point then it is probably cheaper in the long term to start over

 

if you will insist on getting this much skiing in i am afraid kit is going to wear out ;) ( he says jealously sat at a computer)

post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the reply.

 

I would classify my boots as being in decent shape, although a bit soft. I do use them to tour (Cast tech fittings), so I don't see myself buying a new pair and then having the mod done again. 

 

I'll have to do some research as far as what liners would be best for me, right now I'm thinking zipfit or intuition.

 

edit: screw the intuitions

 

edit2: maybe not, I'm basically only needing a new liner to cure this one hotspot.


Edited by east or bust - 1/19/16 at 2:25pm
post #4 of 9
Do the boots bother you going up and down? If so, what more? You Could have your boot fitter check lower leg angle in upper cuff.. Could be cuff alignment ,,,,,
post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by BurgMan View Post

Do the boots bother you going up and down? If so, what more? You Could have your boot fitter check lower leg angle in upper cuff.. Could be cuff alignment ,,,,,


What do you mean by up and down?

 

I toured for about an hour and a half yesterday with no pain. Same story on the way down since it was soft. If by up and down you mean where my foot is moving slightly in the boot you may be right. I started to develop pain on more jarring terrain.

post #6 of 9
By up or down i mean terrain slope/Skinning up hill.. Then descending down hill ..Different mechanics on each activity..Are you touring mostly on flat ground?
post #7 of 9
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By up or down i mean terrain slope/Skinning up hill.. Then descending down hill ..Different mechanics on each activity..Are you touring mostly on flat ground?


All uphill touring for the most part. A couple days ago it was ~2000ft up, then skied down without any pain. Then rode some lifts and that was when the pain began to be active again.

post #8 of 9
Check alignment of upper cuff in relationship to lower leg.. Make sure the tongue is positioned properly with the lower leg...tongue and lower leg should follow same path..
post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 

I normally don't really pay attention to that. Over this past weekend I made it a priority and it felt pretty good, thanks for the tip. Although I was skiing with people instead of rolling solo, i.e. more frequent stops and less runs so I'll have to take it with a grain of salt. Will keep it up and see how it goes. 

 

 

Usually my first day skiing after a couple days of break I can skate by fine. It's the second/third day in a row that it really becomes an issue.

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