Just skiied 3 days at winterpark in my new Nordica hotrod 125's. Day 2 I had shin pain. Day 3 it was almost unbearable to bend knees forward. I had only a few red marks on shins after skiing. But I had significant pitting edema (meaning you push your finger into the swelling and it leaves a lasting depression). Two days later the edema is almost gone. Pain is all but gone. Boots otherwise fit great. I used a thin smartwool, (but did try a medium as well). Nothing was inbetween my shin and boot except sock. Never had this problem before with new boots. I had them fitted at a reputable shop and do have custom insoles. I expected new boots to have some problems, and am going back to shop to discuss. But the shin problem concerns me, as I am not sure what would cause it, and what can be done to the boot. I already have one of the 2 plugs out to make it softer. Is the boot too stiff? I have a pic of my shin if that helps with diagnosis. I am heading out west to ski for 5 days in a few weeks and would like to not have that unbearable pain!
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12/22/09 at 1:28pm