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02-14-2014 11:07 PM
speedjason holly old thread bump. anyways when you on toe edge, dont try to stand on your toes cuz that's not gonna get your edge up. rest your shin against your boot. your boots and bindings are not designed to flex backwards so dont try to fight against it by standing on your toes on the boot.
02-14-2014 10:56 PM
NewbALewb Plantar Fasciitis. I suffered through that for roughly 4 months. Would hurt like hell when I got out of bed, would hurt ALL THE TIME..

How I actually got it to go away forever " haven't had it in over a year" was by doing calf stretches - Plantar Fasciitis Stretches - Calf Muscle Stretches for Plantar Fasciitis 5/8 - YouTube

The last time I had any symptoms was the night before I went snowboarding. Once on the mountain I stuck toe side for about 15 mins until my feet started cramping. I thought " omfg my I wont even be able to walk tomorrow now", but the next day to my surprise the plantar faciitis had disappeared completely.

My PF was getting to the point to where I could hardly walk in the morning, and towards the end of the day I was in extreme pain. You just have to literally stretch it out. I know it doesn't sound like that would be the solution, but I promise you it works.

Just thought I might add what caused my PF. I do 45-1 hour cardio circuits when I work out, but my friend introduced box jumps into our work out. Basically I was bare foot doing box jumps, and I jumped onto the box with only the ball of my foot. I lost my balance on that jump so all of my weight forced my heal down which in turn stretched the living shit out of the tendon in the arch of my foot. It was sore for roughly 5 days, but like the dumbass I am; once it got better I decided that since I hadn't jogged in 5 days that I should go ahead and go. 5 miles later with my foot was killing me, and so was born 4-5 months of PF..

I stopped jogging the entire 4-5 months, cut cardio out completely, and stuck to weight training / boxing / brazilian jiu jitsu / muay thai.. Just wanting to show you that it WONT hurt a lot most of the time, but when you " well, when I" would do high stress/shock activities to my feet it would really really bother me.

Sounds like I contradicted myself, but the toe edge stopping / falling leave for 15-20 minutes cured me hopefully for life.

Sorry to write a book I just wanted to explain how I was cured. Hope it helps man.
02-14-2014 10:24 PM
knoxious Just gonna throw my 2c in here...

Question: do you find that you are scrunching your toes up or do they splay out? You don;t want to scrunch them.

I read somewhere (can't find the article right now...) that there is a major artery that runs most/all of the blood to your foot that sits right where your ankle strap goes. Overtightening your ankle strap cuts your circulation really quickly and would lead to numbness/cramping/discomfort.

The same article suggested that a common propblem was people buying boots a bit too big, once the boot packs out they had to overtighten their setup to feel the same response which leads ot pain in the foot. So then people think it's the boot and buy bigger boots etc... = spiral of doom.

I personally focus my tightest part of my setup around the tongue of my boot - I keep the liner tight and crank on the "power strap". I have dual BOA so I keep my shin area tight and let the foot area be relatively loose. I keep my ratchets tight, but certialy not crushing... if you're having response issues there's probably "gas pedal" (if you have 'em) or forward lean adjustments that can take care of that... I remember when I fisrt started I used to crank everything waaaaay too tight...

Hope any/some of that helps?
02-14-2014 09:35 PM
Originally Posted by Footcramps View Post
I have the same problem that you are describing and desperately need to find a solution. Have you figured anything out? If so, please share the knowledge
Do you have flat feet? I had similar problems/pains. I tried blue superfeet insoles and they helped but I still had pain. I then tried SOLE thin sport insoles and 99% of my foot pain is gone.
02-14-2014 09:09 PM
Foot cramps/ pain while snowbiarding

I have the same problem that you are describing and desperately need to find a solution. Have you figured anything out? If so, please share the knowledge
04-22-2009 11:12 PM
MunkySpunk As the custom footbeds worked for me, I've got nothing to offer but my sympathy.
04-22-2009 09:32 PM
con3593 Get a good pair of shoes and make sure you tie them tightly! and stretch as much as possible
04-22-2009 08:13 PM
Originally Posted by mr007 View Post
Over the past few years, I have frequently visited, googled, and searched boarding forums to relieve foot pain. The problem is, it gets sooo bad I have to take 10-15 minute rests at times, or a major pain killer to enjoy boarding. Here are the symptoms and things I've tried to get rid of the problem.


I'm fine at first, longer runs and I start getting excruciating pain near the arches/middle of my feet. It basically feels like both of my feet are going through a major foot cramp, even though they aren't.


Different pairs, sizes, etc: 1 Soloman, 2 pairs of K2s, baked the inner lining, tried wearing looser, tried making the lining looser, wearing them a bit tighter, etc.


Shitty 1st board bindings, to Flows, to Ride SPIs and Ride Alpha Movement. No major difference in Bindings. I've adjusted front and rear angles and backings (front rear from +/- 25 to 15/0, no relief) and (backings up to 45%, no relief).


Arbor Mystic, Ride DH.


I've tried both Surefeet and $250 custom inserts, neither of which have helped.

I'm starting to think the boots are my problem, but if anyone has had something similar to where they seriously sometimes had to sit down during a run and stop for a bit because their feet were hurting so much that would help. Another thing I've noticed is terrain that requires a lot of turns or navigating causes me the biggest foot problems (moguls, tree runs, etc).
Evidently in your searches you've never found a forum where I've answered this question numerous times.

What's going on is you're flat footed and don't have metatarsal arch support, you have traditional arch support. So when you start riding the arch is collapsing and that's where the pain is coming from.

Any time a specialist recommends Surefoot (or as we call it Sore Foot) they should be pimp slapped. They have the name, they've been around forever, but they don't make a solid product. Go see a ski boot specialist, find one that has been doing it for at least 10 years. Find someone that's going to build the footbed from the ground up. Be prepared for multiple visits to see them.

I'm also going to suggest that the boots are probably a hair too big and your foot is sliding forward a bit, this can cause that problem as well. Riding with the boot loose is only adding to the problem. You need the boot to be snug, if it's loose your foot is just sliding around in there again.

The other thing can be where the internal harness sits on the foot.
04-22-2009 06:35 PM
arsenic0 Sounds possible that your boots just dont fit properly and you are overcompensating by overtightening your boots and bindings.
04-22-2009 05:58 PM
Originally Posted by ThugHunter View Post
I'm not a doctor, but I have stayed in a Holiday Inn Express recently. You sound like you have the classic signs of having plantar fasciitis. Google it. I have heard of many athletic friends of mine having this problem. Some of which have caused problems for as many as two years. Strengthening and exercise are the only ways of helping the problems. I had a discussion just two days ago about Plantar Fasciitis with a friend that is very active in sports. He injured himself while playing basketball in a pair of running shoes and now has problems with his left foot every time he puts stress on it, such as playing baseball. He's only 28 and played college baseball, so it can happen to very athletic people.

Good Luck with it. I'm sure it's very painful from what I've heard.
Honestly I don't think that's the issue. I'm not affected by playing other sports and it's not the heel of my foot that has pain.
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