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Can’t put weight on one foot

 Poster: A snowHead
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Just got to Meribel, and had a good day skiing yesterday. Boots started hurting around lunchtime, loosened them while we ate and fastened up again. Wasn’t too bad but by 4 we’d finished and I undid my boots and both feet were agony. Couldn’t put weight on either, though the left is worse.

Pain seemed worse initially on the outside of the foot from the little toe back, but last night it moved to the heel and the area in front of it. I can’t really flex (as you would in a boot) and it possibly feels like it’s pulling my Achilles and the sole of my foot.

Not really improved overnight and too painful to ski on despite pain killers. Worried I might have to sit the rest of the week out and it’s dumping tonight. Any thoughts or recommendations for treatment in meribel?

Thanks

Should add these are my own custom boots.
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How new are the Boots?

Can you try hiring, to see if you can keep skiing? - and also allow time for feet to recover so you don't further ingrain the problem.

Get a recommendation for a good Bootfitter to have a look

When I was in Meribel Mottaret years ago, IIRC it was a Dr Smash who you went to


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Go to the nearest hire shop.
Get a board and some soft boots, they'll feel like carpet slippers.
And you'll be all set for all that fresh snow falling tonight Smile
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Are the insoles/ inner boots in the correct shell?
Been there suffered that!
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The Boot Lab in Meribel is worth a visit, Sorted mine out no problem a couple of years ago, no problems since
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@Crell, were your boots on the correct feet? I have seen that cause problems...
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I hired a pair of boots in Megeve a couple of years ago and they were too tight (I have wide feet). By the end of day 1 the outside of my feet were numb and sore (hard to describe). I insisted on looser boots and got a pair that were bearable though the damage from a pain perspective was done. Bought my own after that. It took a couple of weeks for the numbness to subside.
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retsil wrote:
Are the insoles/ inner boots in the correct shell?
Been there suffered that!


Good shout, me 2, took until lunchtime to figure out what had happened!
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@Crell, sounds like plantar fasciitis to me. How tight are your calves and hamstrings? Do you really stretch them before skiing? If you do a dorsiflexion test (google it), are you tight?
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Crell wrote:
Should add these are my own custom boots.

Who was the fitter?

How long have you had them?

Is this the first time you have had problems?

Do you know how to put ski boots and to fasten them (not as obvious as it might sound)?
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gout?

Try taking some Cherry supplements or drink Cherry Juice.
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all quiet from @Crell, hope you are

a) ok
b) gone skiing
c) sat in the pub without wifi drowning your sorrows!

but interested to hear if/how you resolve the issue. I'd try and boot fitter first and then the Drs I reckon as you could have damaged something.
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Thought crossed my mind but unlikely to be gout from the description. I get occasional attacks of gout and have had plantar fasciitis in the past. A gout attack doesn't move around the foot and anti-inflammatories would help gout.

The OP's description of pulling the achilles and sole of the foot is PF, I'm sure. Pain in front of the heel is a classic symptom of PF. Painkillers won't help because it's a tendon injury and they never do anything for tendon injuries; some research says they make it worse. Custom footbeds would help (by supporting the arch) if not already installed but it's not an instant fix. He's done for the rest of the week if it's PF because it's not going away in a few days.
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@Raceplate, Unlikely to get PF in both feet from skiing I would say.

I've had PF on and off for a few years and it never bothers me while skiing as the foot is essentially held pretty static. Long descents while hill walking - ouch that's when it hurts
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kitenski wrote:
all quiet from @Crell, hope you are

a) ok
b) gone skiing
c) sat in the pub without wifi drowning your sorrows!

but interested to hear if/how you resolve the issue. I'd try and boot fitter first and then the Drs I reckon as you could have damaged something.

d) in a hospital Sad
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