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Old 02-21-2012, 03:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
aiidoneus
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Question Ankle pain

This season I really wanted to improve my carving (not scarves). They have improved significantly. However, as I have gotten better I have noticed ankle pain in my lead foot. It is on the outside of my foot, just below the ankle bone.

I mostly notice the pain at the end of the day. But it is not the same as a tired muscle soreness. The odd time I notice a little bit of pain in the ankle when on my toeside, pushing my knees into down and into the hill. I tend to need to really push my knees apart, but I find this is almost twisting my ankle awkwardly.

Anyone else had this issue? I am thinking it is one of two things. Either I am trying to get my knees too far apart, or possibly just overuse.

On a side note, I had a friend who is a level 3 instructor look at my form. He did not complain about lower body position, mostly just that I can improve my back position on heelside.

Setup:
Board: NS Proto CT 154
Bindings: Burton Cartels (2012)
Boots: Size 10, Burton Rulers (2012)
Stance: 22"
Angles: was +18/-18, moved to +15/-15
Weight: 145 lbs
Shoulder Width: 19"

I do a lot of switch riding, so I really like to keep the same angles.
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