This could be long so bear with me here. 4 years ago I broke my tibia and fibula. The break happened a few inches above my ankle bone. I had surgery to put in hardware, then a year later, I had another surgery to get that same hardware taken out. My 2 surgeries have left me with one fat ankle and one normal ankle. This has made finding boots that fit incredibly difficult. After my 2nd surgery, I worked with a bootfitter for a few hours and we settled on Full Tilt Konflicts.
Initially, both ankles felt great in my boots. I skied that season with very minimal pain, but my bad ankle starting hurting worse and worse every day I skied. The season after that was more of the same, with my ankle really starting to hurt. I ignored it I didn't want to invest any more money into my boots.
Now this season the pain has been unbearable. Its to the point where I can't ski with it anymore. I have seen 4 different bootfitters this past week, and all of them have told me that they can't do anything to my boots to make them fit.
My problem is my fibula has grown bigger and bigger for the past 3 years. I have a prominent bump where my fibula is bulging out of my skin. This bump is directly under my middle buckle. The pressure from tightening my middle buckle over my bump causes the pain, and since my ankle is much skinnier under my bump, it also pushes my ankle out of place in the boot, and in turn, it places a lot of pressure on my inside ankle bone. The crappy diagram gives you an idea of what I'm trying to explain. My leg is at an angle inside my boot.
The other day I could only stand to ski two hours, when I took off my boot my ankle bone and the bump were bruised purple and black going up my leg.
You can see the size difference here. There's over an inch of difference in diameter.
And the bump where my fibula is pushing out.
3 of the bootfitters told me they had never seen an ankle as weird as mine. So bootfitters of NS, what's your take on my situation? All the fitters I went to have told me they can't punch out or expand my shell at all because of how high up on my leg my fibula is bulging out. Now I'm not a bootfitter, but I can't help but doubt that there is literally nothing a fitter can do to help me out.