Started by Bedrock barney in Ski Technique 11-Apr-2012 - 19 Replies
As for skiing I am not expert but something you describe might also indicate that you have a problem shifting your weight. This is often asymmetric too. Have a ski instructor look at this, he should be able to tell and tell you how to correct it if that's the case. It might even be a solution to your calf problem if you are overworking it. Or it can be unrelated or it's imaginary and nothing is wrong with your turn, only seems to you so because of some video effect.
If you are in a location where you get a half hour swim at the end of the ski day, that may ease the pain. Soak ina hot bath.
If the problem persists I am inclined towards Trencher's and VSB's thoughts, but, as a start point, I would get a physio to measure the difference in ankle flex, (there is likely to be some, we all have a difference, even without injury). The question then would be ~ to what extent is the flex variance likely to initiate the pain site? The physio should be able to help here, too.
If, possible, find a physio that specialises in sports injuries.
I'm 99% sure that I haven't hurt my right leg in a fall. I had a similar pain on the last ski trip. Previously I was leaning back and had a lot of fatigue in both thighs. That's gone away so I know that my skiing is improving.
The asymmetric nature of the pain is the interesting thing. I am suspecting my previous ankle damage which was pretty severe (I've got a picture on file of a fat swollen foot - maybe I'll post this on my return
If you're bad ankle has significantly less dorsiflexion than the other this may be where the problem lies.
I had six expensive physio sessions originally. Might be worth investing in a few more!!!
For those who like pictures of damaged limbs, please scroll down. For those who don't, I apologise in advance. You are looking at my normal (bony) left foot, and my very fat swollen right foot. This was December 2009 and a day after I'd fallen off a plastic sledge whilst trying to emulate my children's attempts at "sledge boarding"..........
I was on crutches for a month and still limping 6 months later. It took nearly 9 months for all the pain to go away.
I knew I should not have scrolled down but.....
I just couldn't help myself.
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