Ski Boot Compression Syndrome

Ski Boot Compression Syndrome

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What is Ski Boot Compression Syndrome


Pressure on the foot made by ill-fitting boots is a very usual problem. A recent complication is boot compression anteriorly at the ankle which cause neuritis of the deep peroneal nerve and also tenosynovitis of the extensor tendon. Compression on the extensor tendons and nerves between the bone and boot tongue result in neuritis and synovitis.

Moreover, the nerve between the third and fourth metatarsals can get tense if you wear ill-adjusted ski. If pain is continuous or get worse, loosen your ski boots to lessen the pressure on the nerve.

A common reason of ski boot compression syndrome is if the boot is actually too big and people do up the instep fasten too hard to secure the foot. All this does is put pressure to the top of the foot where the nerves and blood vessels run, that cause lack of circulation and numbness.

Though this problem is usually self-limiting, signs may resolve gradually. In other cases, an individual may experience a severe throbbing that it simulated an anterior compartment syndrome. In less severe circumstances, the nerve can remain irritable for a long period of time. Treatment consists of conservative procedures but the paresthesiae may continue for long periods of time.

Are you experiencing this condition or any other foot problems? One of our chiropodist/podiatrist can assist and then recommend what treatment options are best to get you back on track.
Schedule an appointment here or you may call us at 44 (0) 207 101 4000. 📞


We hope you have a feetastic day! 👣☀️

-The Chelsea Clinic and Team




Check our blog about How to make our feet ski ready

Read our blog about Extensor Tendinopathy

Check our blog about Peroneal Tendinopathy

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