Please Help Me Prevent Injury...BootTop Fracture
I'm a recreational boarder...snow and wake. I ride left foot forward, but do sometimes ride switch.
Spring boarding at Mt. Hood in May, I fractured my left fibula...
I knew something was up, but rode the rest of the day.
It started feeling a little better after a week or two so I went to the gym and it made a terrible noise while I was doing squats; so the ER thinks I ruptured my peroneus brevis, and orders an MRI instead of xrays.
Turns out I knocked the "bootTop" fracture off it's set and damaged but did not tear through any muscles or tendons.
My subsequent xrays showed stress fractures in the fibula of both legs, and in retrospect that's generally the only area I get sore when boarding.
I'm all healed up now and back training in the gym and feeling pretty good. Snow is falling and the local Mt.s will be opening soon.
My question is this, is it possible my equipment or stance is making this situation worse?
Maybe I'm standing too close/too far apart? Maybe my boots are too stiff/soft, too tall/short? Maybe my board is too flexy/rigid?
For refference, I'm 5'7" 120 lbs and use a RIDE Solace 146 with vXn bindings set one out from center holes both ducked out to 12 (I think that's how you'd describe it, I'm no expert) My boots are sz6 Burton Mint.
Any advice you more expert or informed boarders might have so I don't continue busting up my legs would be greatly appreciated.
Last edited by MindyF; 11-17-2011 at 05:17 PM.