Hi there. so you can probably tell from this sitting here we’re are going to talk about skiing today. In particular we want to talk about people who get arch pain when they ski. This is a fairly common problem, much, much more common in people with flat feet. I’m a flatfooted skier myself, so I’ve had this pain and it can be severe. If you have experienced it, you know it occurs mostly when you’re working hard, such as on moguls or maybe when you’re skiing ice and you develop almost a cramping sensation, achy, sharp pain in the.
Arch of your foot. this really comes from the muscles over working in the arch of the foot. When we make a ski turn, what happens is we move our knee in, that hits the top of the boot and that takes the ski on to the inside edge and you curve a turn. However, if your foot is unstable, you have to work much, much harder to get that edge and curve that turn. What we see here is a fairly normal arched foot. These are pretty stable feet. You can.
Go on the edge and get an edge on your ski pretty easily. this is a flat foot, and flat feet are just not very stable. When a person of this type of foot tries to make a ski turn, they have to use the muscles in the arch of the foot excessively and those muscles just get overworked and they become just unbearably painful sometimes. So there is a couple of really good ways to try and treat this problem. Number one is to use a proper type of orthotic device. Now your standard ski shop orthotic.
Is not likely help going to this type of patient. don’t get me wrong. those are great orthotics and great foot beds for a lot of people. Maybe most the skiers do fine with those. But for people with severe flat foot, you really need a very, very controlling orthotic, one that has this area here called the flange that comes around the inside of the arch of the foot. So it really curves up around there and it has to confirm extremely tight to the arch of the foot. If it doesn’t, the foot is going to be allowed to collapse and then.
You will get those muscles firing and get that pain again. so that’s the first thing we do, a very, very controlling foot bed inside the boot. The second thing are some very specific exercises that we get patients started on to strengthen these muscles. We want them to start a month or two before they start skiing. You can actually go to our website. You can find those exercises. You can actually find a lot more information on ski boot orthotics in general. Thanks for watching. We’ll see you next time.
Tips For Buying Snowboard Boots Snowboard Gear Tips
What’s up guys? this is kevin from snowboardprocamp . in this tutorial i’ve got a few tips for buying snowboard boots. Boots are probably the most important piece of snowboard equipment that you can own and a bad pair of boot can really ruin your day on the mountain. Hopefully these few tips will help you find the right pair of boots for you. So the first thing you need to know when shopping for boots is how to find the perfect fit. So when you’re trying on a boot, do up the laces fully and stand up in the boot. Your toes in the boot should.
Actually be touching the end of the liners. you don’t want your toes to be too squished, but you also don’t want there to be any kind of a gap. Because what’s going to happen is that as you ride the liner is going to pack out and there is going to be more space created. So if you start out with your toes touching after a few times of riding there gonna be a gap created and then they’ll fit perfect. The next thing you need to look for is what type of lacing system you’re going to get. There are three types of lacing systems. Traditional,.
Cable and boa. traditional laces are great they tie up like regular laces do. if you break a lace it’s east to replace. The down side to these laces are that if you are not strong enough to tighten the laces that could be a problem. The second type of lacing system is the cable system. Cables are great because they are fast and you can get your laces really tight. The only down side is that if you break a cable, it’s kind of a pain to replace. The boa lacing system has metal laces that you tighten by turning a dial. Which are great.
Because it fast and you can get your laces super tight. with boa you want to make sure you have seperate dials for the top and bottom sections of the boot. A lot of people like to have the bottom section of laces a bit looser and the top section of laces a bit tighter for comfort or performance. If the boa lacing system does break it can also be a pain to replace. So decide which lacing system you’re going to get the most benefit from. The third thing you want to look for is the flex of the boot. Snowboard boots come.
In all different flexes from very soft to very stiff. depending on what kind of riding you want to do, will tell you what kind of stiffness to get. If you want to do a lot of tricks and jibbing and getting your snowboard positioned on all kinds of different angles then you probably want to get a softer boot. If you’re into doing a lot of carving or racing then you want to get a stiffer boot. this will give you more ankle support and more responsiveness between your boot and snowboard. If you are into doing a bit of everything.