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Topic - Skiing with ankle metalwork

EricH - on 21 Jan 2013
I'm interested in hearing from anyone who has managed to return to skiing after a nasty fracture.

I broke my ankle while climbing a year ago and now have a plate on the inside. I've done a lot of physio since then and haven't had a bad recovery compared to some, but have lost around 30% of the movement and now sport a permanently fat ankle.

A short tour in the Lakes before xmas ended in pain with lots of friction on the plate - compeed was no help. Since then I've been to a specialist shop and had my boot modified, with a golf ball sized indentation to give the plate more room, but after a couple of hours on Lose hill/mam tor this weekend the skin above the plate was rubbed raw again. The ankle itself also found skiing very punishing, though this could improve with strength.

Apart from a long term aim of having the plate removed (a possibility, but not an easy option)I'm slightly at a loss as to what else I can try.

Any shared experiences in this area appreciated!

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