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04-04-2013, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Man Bear Pig View Post
You may be experiencing "lace bite". Friction causes inflammation. I get lace bite on a weekly basis. My ankles swell up pretty bad. I'm 26 and have been playing for 23 years and this is the first time I've ever had it, it can effect any player at any level. I wear extra socks and a tensor bandage. The better option is gels packs that attach to the back of the tongue, you can order them online. The way you tie the laces is obviously important too, I keep mine really loose around the ankles, for someone just starting out, you want them comfortable, but not too tight. I think tying them too tight is a mistake most beginners make. There needs to be some bend in the ankle.
I think this is the case as when I first started all was good, I have now adjusted the laces and it seems to be working itself out, I may still invest in some lacebite pads.

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