Tendon Bump advice?
I recently started skating again after a bit of a hiatus. The first day I was back my ankles hurt around my tendons and not long after I took my skates off I had bruises on both at the front where the tongue of my skates goes by the tendon there.
Someone suggested I had tied my skates too tight - so the next couple times I loosened them. My left tendon recovered and is fine - but the right one continues to hurt and there is a bump there that gets worse after skating.
When I was younger I had similar bumps on my achilles that got to be about the size of half golf balls. But this time it is in the front. I have been using a make up sponge with the middle cut out and that seemes to relieve the pressure.
But I thought I would check here to see if anyone has had anything similar?
- Rep Power
My friend packs lambs wool between the tongue and where it lays on her foot.
It would be nice to check how well your skates fit with the pro shop.
Many skaters are bothered by the tongue of the skates (esp. during break in period), and they wear gel ankle sleeves to reduce the pain. I am not sure how often do they develop similar bumps. Bumps on the back of the ankle are fairly common.
Thanks for your feedback everyone!
It sounds - from you and other things I have read that as though as long as I take care of the pain it should be okay.
I tried a gel pad - but what seems to be working better is a make up sponge with a hole in it. It seems to be taking the pressure off.
Sounds like classic lacebite. Gel ankle sleeves really help a lot (either Bunga Pad or Silippos, both of which are available on Amazon.com and most rink shops).
Also, try using lacebite lacing in the ankle area to reduce pressure on the tongue of your skate. Lace your skates as usual until you get to the hooks. Then, instead of taking each lace all the way across the front of the tongue to wrap around the hook on the other side, just bring both laces to the middle of the tongue and cross them around each other, so that the lace coming from the right side hooks around the other lace and then returns to the right side to go over the next hook on the right side (and the same with the lace coming from the left side hooking around the right lace in the middle, then returning back to the left side to hook over the next hook on the left side.