Intense lower leg pain last few years...from boots?
Hi all, I figured I would check here just to see if this is something anybody else has experienced.
The last 3 years I've been having some pretty horrible pain in my lower legs. By the end of the season, it all but stops me from riding without loading up on pain killers, and even then it can be vision narrowing. It hurts 3-5" above my ankle on the outside of my leg (so inside my boot). The Fibula I believe, but perhaps it's a tendon issue. The first couple days of the season it doesn't bother me, but with frequent riding the pain comes on quickly. I thought it might be due to my last pair of boots, so I bought a new pair for this year, and unfortunately it's back after only 4 days of riding this season. It's not horrible yet, but I can tell with a couple more days of riding it will be back to ruining my days on the hill.
I plan on seeing a doctor, but I don't really know what they will be able to do for me. I'm hoping somebody here has experienced and issue like this and solved it somehow. Be that by changing something with their bindings or by adding something inside their boots to protect the lower leg from damage.
Is it possible I've broken or fractured my Fibula and didn't know a couple years ago, and it healed incorrectly? When I run my finger up from my ankle along the outside of my leg (particularly the front leg, which hurts the most)I notice a significant indent right where the pain is.
Just walking around, it doesn't really bother me at all, but to touch it, the pain is intense.
Any insight into this? This is ruining my winters, snowboarding is what gets me up in the morning!
Last edited by Tycho; 12-06-2010 at 02:09 PM.