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Swollen ankles and ski boots
Alright so about two months ago i broke my ankle and got surgery with 7 screws and a plate. Now the bone is already 100% percent healed but the muscles and ligaments are still all stretched out and my ankle is super swollen. Ive rode probably ten times this year and after about ten runs my ankle is in unbearable pain and i need to take my boot off for close to twenty minutes. Right now i have these crappy size 30.5 salomon boots. Can you guys think of any way to prevent this? Ive heard of heat molding but i have no idea what that is, would that help maybe? Any ideas would be sweet. THANKS!!
i forgot to mention that the pain is due to the ski boot compressing on the swollen part of the ankle and thats why its hurting so much.
sounds to me like your boot is one: too big, not providing the proper heel hold, and two: packed out, again not providing the proper heel hold. 30.5 is MASSIVE, so unless you have a 12-14 foot, your boots are way way too big
well i am a 12 but i guess ill look into a smaller boot too bad I'm broke as tits
go to boot fitter
find out what boot would be best
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i am guessing you should go down atleast a shell size, to a 29-29.5 shell, for a cheap fix for now, get insoles and put something under the insoles to reduce volume... this is a temp fix i guess till your birthday when you can ask for new boots
A friend of mine had to get some boot work done to work around some screws after he broke his ankle. But if you have swelling... that seems a bit tricky. Maybe finish rehabbing before you try to ski on it... anything you do now to make things better will mean your boots are big and sloppy when your leg is back to normal.
someone probably packed dynamite in your boots
As stated in posts above me, the boots are probably too big. Being so I'm guessing you try to buckle them as tight as possible to hold your heel down, but really this is just putting even more pressure on your instep and really does way more harm than good. So avoid cranking your boots down, try to get them shimmed, and tough it out till you can get some different boots.
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