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KW


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31st Dec 2013
Foot problems advice sought
Date Posted: 16.11hrs on Fri 10 Feb 12
Something's happened to my feet! And its skiing related.

I have what appears to be a permanent spasm in the balls of my feet.

I first became aware of it in Dec after wearing a new pair of ski mountaineering boots for the first time. It was just the R foot & I put it down to maybe racking them up a wee bit tight.

Came back from a week in Austria three weeks ago and the feeling has become worse but it's in both feet. I was wearing my own piste boots and there' never been an issue with them.

Best described as a feeling like you have a large round stone in your shoe.

In a lifetime of skiing, climbing and walking I've never had anything like it.

Jings, I'm only 50!

Is this the beginning of the end or can somebody tell me it's happened to them and they have a solution?







Edited 1 times. Last edit at 16.11hrs Fri 10 Feb 12 by KW.
Hustler


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18th Sep 2014
Re: Foot problems advice sought
Date Posted: 16.19hrs on Fri 10 Feb 12
Kenny, get yourself to a good sports physio asap.
If you're anywhere near Kirriemuir at all, I can recommend Pat Wilkie. She's very knowledgeable on a wide range of ski related issues and really seems to kow how legs are put together and what problem fires/feeds off another.
TroutWrestler


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28th Nov 2013
Re: Foot problems advice sought
Date Posted: 16.48hrs on Fri 10 Feb 12
I have a pal who bruised a bone in his foot with new, poorly fitting, boots. Worth seeking some expert help. ie. a real person, not a web-forum.

Good luck. Sound painful.
Snowweasel


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18th Sep 2014
Re: Foot problems advice sought
Date Posted: 17.28hrs on Fri 10 Feb 12
Could it be plantar faciitis ?
But I'm no physio, so get yourself to an expert!
If it is PF ( best described as someone poking a hot knitting needle in the area between your heel and ball of your foot) then a good physio will sort it with exercises and rest.You can even buy some neat little foot pads from Boots that help.
KW


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Re: Foot problems advice sought
Date Posted: 17.33hrs on Fri 10 Feb 12
Aye.....of course I'll see a real person...a real physio or a real doctor is on the cards. But I know that nobody in my GP practice skis and none of the physios working locally are snowsports people.

Indeed, I've already spoken to real people who skiand... in the good old Scottish way...they pished themselves laughing. Their prescriptions were for more drink.

I will certainly be following their advice later but don't hold out much hope that this will bring anything other than temporary relief.

However, if there is anybody out there who has had this or knows someone who has suffered from it it's a step for a hint as to what might be going on.
KW


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Re: Foot problems advice sought
Date Posted: 17.35hrs on Fri 10 Feb 12
Snowteaser, our postings crossed. It's not like that at all. It's right in the ball of the foot and just a persistent just like I've been standing on a stoe for toolong.
flugeryl


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Re: Foot problems advice sought
Date Posted: 18.38hrs on Fri 10 Feb 12
sounds like soft tissue or bone...not nerve

analgesia, heel support and time will mend it, dont do anything that makes it worse

would still seek advice from a sports injury specialist

Be nice to skiers...they have enough problems already
telemarker


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6th Sep 2014
Re: Foot problems advice sought
Date Posted: 18.59hrs on Fri 10 Feb 12
Have you changed innersoles?
I had similar soreness with new superfeet, but only for a short while

cratermaker


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18th Sep 2014
Re: Foot problems advice sought
Date Posted: 19.14hrs on Fri 10 Feb 12

Morton's neuorma ???

(I hope not for your sake. Often caused by boots that are too tight across the toe box)

The more I see of people, the more I like my dog.
steelytail


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1st Apr 2014
Re: Foot problems advice sought
Date Posted: 21.34hrs on Fri 10 Feb 12
I had a similar problem. I went to a podiatrist Dave Cashley at Alba clinic in Dundee. I have mate who is one near Nairn if you need a referral.
it took about six treatments and a slight alteration to my insoles to sort it. All good now. Plantar fasciitis is fairly common. Some remedeial massage and anti-inflammataries will help too.
KW


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Re: Foot problems advice sought
Date Posted: 10.50hrs on Sat 11 Feb 12
Oh dear!

The possibilities sound pretty grim but this sort of preliminary insight from folk with knowledge of similar situations is why I posted.

But hey, whatever it turns out to be it can just be added to the list.

Namely, a duffer, spondylosis, a spinal compression, the obligatory gammy knee and only one eye.

If, ultimately, it means having to ski in slippers that's what will happen.

Have just bought a set of Salomon BBRs so I'll no' be heading into oblivion just yet.

Currently looking for a sports injury specialist who is reasonably local and who has had experience with skiers' foot problems.

Many thanks.





steelytail


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Re: Foot problems advice sought
Date Posted: 20.40hrs on Sun 12 Feb 12
Lenny, plantar fasciitis is not too bad to get over. Good luck with your injury. It's a bummer getting old(er)!

KW


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Re: Foot problems advice sought
Date Posted: 12.36hrs on Tue 14 Feb 12
Steely,

Aye,there are aspects of getting older that inconvenient.

However(Forrest Gump moment coming up), life is like a bag of sweeties.

You can be the sort who looks at the last few and become dismayed.

Or, you can acknowledge that you've just worked your way through a whole bag of delights.

Mmmmmmmm...mmm..mmmmmmmmm I can still taste every one.

The real trick is, be around for the end of the bag.

However, if the predicted snow at the end of next week arrives in the West I really hope I have something sorted by then. Jings, I've got a new pair of BBR 7.9s to try out and a desperate desire to ski the Fauran Mor of Benn Dorain. It's an itch that's needed scratching for years. Any takers?




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