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My ankles are killing me!!!

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
This will be only my 3rd year skiing. The first year i went out 3 times, last year ~ 8, and this year looks to be >25 and a trip to Fernie BC. Here is the problem, as i am gettin gbetter on my skis, my ankles have been hurting.

Im not sure if it is my technique or my boots. Last year i didnt have much problems, my left ankle hurt a little, but not much. This year, my left ankle was killing me the first 3 trips out! Not i skied yesterday, on new skis, Scream xtra hots, which were much stiffer, and afterwards, BOTH MY ANKLES HURT even worse.

I have done a lot of searching but nothing really sounds like my problem. My calves dont really hurt, its like the outsides of my ankles but under the muscle. Im a very athletic person, 3 season athlete back in highschool, now i work, go to college, and ski every second i have.

If this is a technique issue, i would like to correct it, so can anyone help?

If this is a boot issue, can you please explain it to me? Maybe my boots are just not stiff enough? They are Technica Entryx 7's. If this is the case, what boots do you reccomend, my foot is more narrow, nike shoes fit me well.

Any help ou there?

Thanks in advance!

Nick
post #2 of 14
Its most likely boots. Your ankles may be rolling in the boots and banging the sides. A good alignment will fix this. The other problem may be to much material behind the heel in the boot causing pinched nerves. In any case, its still a boot problem.
post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
okay, its not physically hurting me on the outside, like the skin or anything, it slike really internal. Still think this is the problem?

If so, then what boots does anyone reccomend? I want to keep the price down but i realize that price = quality in boots, so i might just go to the local shop and try the good ones on, then find the same thing online since i knwo it will fit, and ill get a better price.
post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by nilaszewski
okay, its not physically hurting me on the outside, like the skin or anything, it slike really internal. Still think this is the problem?

If so, then what boots does anyone reccomend? I want to keep the price down but i realize that price = quality in boots, so i might just go to the local shop and try the good ones on, then find the same thing online since i knwo it will fit, and ill get a better price.
Save yourself some real headache and time. Find yourself a very good alignment specialist and have the job done right the first time. Many people spend tons of dollars and chase this for years and never listen.
post #5 of 14
Listen to Pierre, he speaks wisely!
post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 
okay, sounds good, im not sure there are any around here. Do most ski shops do this?
post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by nilaszewski
okay, sounds good, im not sure there are any around here. Do most ski shops do this?
I am sure some of the people in your area will see this and chime in. Your local ski shop is a crap shoot at best.
post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by Wear The Fox Hat
Listen to Pierre, he speaks wisely!
You never said that to me in the lounge
post #9 of 14
Thread Starter 
WISCONSIN!!!!!!!!!! ANYONE!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

All i want is confortable ankles....and boots.

Thanks
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by Pierre
You never said that to me in the lounge
I was going to add "this time", but didn't want to start a row!
post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by nilaszewski
WISCONSIN!!!!!!!!!! ANYONE!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

All i want is confortable ankles....and boots.

Thanks

Check out this thread:
http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=3986
post #12 of 14
Thread Starter 
i did already, no one in wisconsin...you would think with all the hills here, but nope!
post #13 of 14
Many years ago I had inside ankle pain I believed becasue of my flat feet and the fact I pronated. I had footbeds made and instantly this ankle pain disappeared. You have indicated that your pain is on the outside ankle, I wonder if this is a function of your foot supinating which could also be corrected by a foot bed- orthotic made by a good boot fitter. Unfortunately, you don't seem to have anybody in your area that could diagnose your problem. I wish you luck, but when you get to Fernie its more than likely you will be able to find a boot fitter to correct your problem and allow you to ski without pain.
post #14 of 14
Thread Starter 
Well i would be willing to drive to chicago if this help out b/c i want to take care of this problem! yea it would be a 5 hour drive but thats more than worth having confortable feet! Any reccomendations in that area, i see 3 in the chicago area, anyone better than the others?
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