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FLYLine24* 06-15-2006 10:08 PM

Another Skate Problem - Ankle Pain
 
When I first got these skates(Bauer Supremes 8090s) they were fine, but now after using them for months the side of the skate has taken a toll on my my upper ankle. It is getting worse and worse and its getting to the point I cannot skate anymore because of the pain. There is no visible bruising but its just the pressure I guess. Its also happening on both ankles, the outside of it. I never had a problem with my old skates but they had more cushion in the area. Here are some pictures to show you exactly where the skate is causing the pain and a picture of an ankle of where the pain is:

[image]http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/5858/skatee5or.jpg[/image][image]http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/6964/untitled5ne1.jpg[/image] (click for bigger pic)

Now has anybody had this problem and what is the best product to buy to help cushion the area. Even giving it a week or two to heal up doesn't work and I dont have the time to let it heal for months because my summer league starts this Monday.

Any help would be much appreciated.

sc37 06-15-2006 11:04 PM

Guy on my team had the same issue. I sorta have the same issue too, I just don't lace them up to the top eyelet anymore...and if you want the support, do it looser. For some padding, find a think sweatband/wristband and slide over the area before putting your skate on. That way it won't rub directly on that area.

Or maybe they might be ill fitting skates. Those are a 'high-volume' boot, so maybe since they don't fit the padding in the area isn't in the right spot? :dunno: These should be nicely padded, top of the line skates.

Jacob 06-15-2006 11:11 PM

8090's are a deep fitting boot and they may be too deep for you.

I agree with the above suggestion- try dropping down an eyelet.

Or you could just take some kind of foam insulation stuff and put it on the problem area.

Oilerfan120582 06-16-2006 01:10 PM

I have the same problem and I just wrap my ankles in tensor bandages before I play. It cushions the ankle and provides extra support - I can't play without them.

night-timer 06-17-2006 02:45 AM

I don't know how Olympians and NHLers do it. Do they have the same skate problems as us mere mortals?

My skates always have to be laced perfectly - and that takes time to get right. Sometimes I will adjust the laces up to four times in one session. (Does anyone else here do that?)

If the laces are even a little too loose, it affects my performance and, more importantly, my confidence. If the laces are too tight, I can't stop focusing on the pain.

Laces too tight over the arch of the foot is particularly bad.

Ricelund 06-17-2006 01:02 PM

Has anyone ever noticed how loosely Ovechkin ties his skates?

[IMAGE]http://studentweb.hunter.cuny.edu/~skuznetsov/ovechkin.jpg[/IMAGE]

Jacob 06-17-2006 01:17 PM

I think most NHLers do, just because they're so custom-fitted that they probably don't need to tie them at all.

NJDevs430 06-19-2006 01:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by arice89
Has anyone ever noticed how loosely Ovechkin ties his skates?

[IMAGE]http://studentweb.hunter.cuny.edu/~skuznetsov/ovechkin.jpg[/IMAGE]

Maybe he has bionic ankles?
na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na....
My ankles hurt on the outside top of the bone that sticks out...I tried not lacing the top pair of eyelets, but it just didn't feel comfortable.
}:-(>
Do you loop the ends of the laces around when you tie your skates?

sc37 06-19-2006 07:20 PM

Don't loop it around, causes your tendon guard to bend, snap, breakdown, etc I hear.

The Big Chill 06-19-2006 09:14 PM

If my skates were as loose as AO's in that picture, my ankles would probably give out. I have what are called "kankles" (when your calf extends to your ankle), so it's hard enough to skate anyway but I won't lose my passion for the game.


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