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Skiing with broken toes

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I have broken the two outside toes on my right foot. Before I drive 2+ hours to a ski hill only to find it too painful, let me ask....anyone skied with broken toes?

I am anticipating being on the outside edge of the right foot to be rather painful for the broken digits.
post #2 of 13
April Fools was yesterday.
post #3 of 13
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Originally Posted by Bonni View Post
April Fools was yesterday.
post #4 of 13
Here is a little story that might make you reconsider.

I friend of mine is an ironman competitor, she loves all sports as well; extremely athletic.

She went skiing shortly after breaking her second toe in one of her competitions. By the end of the day her toe was killing her and numb, when she went to take her boot off, she re-broke the toe. When she got to the doctor and they took xrays the doctor said she had pretty much made a big mess out of her toe, the bone was like putty. As a result part of the toe's bone had to be removed. So now she has a foot with a shorter toe than the other foot. Something to think about.
post #5 of 13
Many many years ago I managed to get a second place finish in Brown belt fighting at a karate tournament (full contact with armor). I had broken my big toe a couple of days before the tournament, but I didn't let the opposition know. I wouldn't worry too much about it. Just be careful putting the boots on and off.
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My first day of skiing was with two recently, badly* dislocated toes, one of which was broken. I think it was about two weeks from the incident to trying to ski on it. But it wasn't that uncomfortable.

*There's nothing like laying in the ER in the middle of the night while you can hear the only doctor there in the hall phoning an orthopedist and saying that these are the two worst dislocated toes she has ever seen and that she has never fixed a dislocated toe and asking for instructions.
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I thought you were joking. You don't care if you make mincemeat out of your feet?

Once you clamp on that ubertight ski boot you won't feel the damage you've done to your toes till you take them off.

Of course, you could get lucky and feel no worse than you are today. What do you think will happen to broken bones smashed into a boot? How much are you willing to risk for one more day of skiing is the question.
post #8 of 13
Thats why I ski Spademan's.
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Can you mount spademan's to flip flops for spring skiing?
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post #10 of 13
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6" of fresh snow at Sunshine encouraged me and my toes to give it a go. No problem getting the boot on, but could not tighten around the toe area. I should mention my boots are Lange WC 120 so it isn't like there is much extra room for the buckles to take-up anyhow. I wouldn't say it was painful when skiing, but it certainly wasn't comfortable. Would I recommend it? Probably not. Will I do it again? You bet.
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Last spring, I broke the 2nd metatarsal in my left foot. My Doc said he didn't have a problem with me going skiing, just with walking from the car to the lodge.
post #12 of 13
i did my pinkie toe out in utah a few years back; a few ibuprofen and once the foot is in the ski boot (aka splint ) i did fine
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*There's nothing like laying in the ER in the middle of the night while you can hear the only doctor there in the hall phoning an orthopedist and saying that these are the two worst dislocated toes she has ever seen and that she has never fixed a dislocated toe and asking for instructions.
My father-in-law tore up his knee during WW2 (before his unit left the states). The first surgeon had a textbook open during the surgery. (It wasn't till the 3rd attempt in the 1960's or 70's that it was really fixed.)
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