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Please help! Shin dent pain ski boots

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I’ve read so many forums but no one seems to experience this problem so I’m hoping someone can help by me posting.

I’ve got a small dent in my right shin which seems to be causing a really bad pain in that specific place when I learn forward in my ski boots.

I’ve tried shin guards, gel pads, thick socks, thin socks, custom making a bit of plastic to protect it, cut into the liner of the boot to remove the hard plastic, you name it but nothing seems to be easing the pain when I lean forward.

Open to all suggestions, will try anything!

Thanks in advance.
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Who fitted your boots? snowHead
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It was Ellis Brigham, but it seems to be any pressure whatsoever, not specifically the boot fitting. I’ve now been to snow and rock too but they can seems to find a fix either
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Have you had your shin medically assessed? How long have you had it? Do you know what happened it?

Once you understand what is going on with your shin - then a visit to CEM or Profeet could be in order.

I’m not sure many of us know enough or are expert enough to help with a problem you’ve been trying to sort for some time…and any that are, would need to see and assess it.
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No idea how long and when as I only notice it once a year during ski season. But I’m going to go to doctor tomorrow so will hopefully get something positive from there.

Does seem that there isn’t really a quick fix that may be suggested.

Thanks for your help though!
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See what the Doctor says - and if getting nowhere, go and see a good Physio.

It “may” be something that can be helped with strengthening and stretching…strengthening the muscles that run along the shin (pulls toes up), is often neglected.
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Old Fartbag wrote:
See what the Doctor says - and if getting nowhere, go and see a good Physio.

It “may” be something that can be helped with strengthening and stretching…


Unlikely. Sounds like there's actually a problem in/with the bone itself, definitely worth insisting that the doctor refers them to a specialist to examine it properly.

Old Fartbag wrote:
strengthening the muscles that run along the shin (pulls toes up), is often neglected.


Very true, but it's always worth emphasising "pulls knee forward" rather than the toe thing. I often have to work with skiers who struggle to keep their weight forward, and keeping this muscle (the Tibialis Anterior) tensed at all times is nearly always the answer.
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@Chaletbeauroc, Pretty much my thoughts….Though unless going Private - a referral will put you on a waiting list - which could be several years.

My suggestion was a cheaper “ruling out” exercise, just in case something shows up and/ or a solution is found.
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@Old Fartbag, Yes, I do tend to forget that the UK has only a second-rate health service; over here it's likely that you'd be seen within a few days, perhaps with a scan already done if appropriate...
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