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    Cut ankle - best way to protect when skiing?

    Hi folks,

    Had skiing lessons last week and managed to do some damage to my ankles (guy behind the counter gave me the wrong size of ski boots, I assumed the pain was normal)

    Have had a fair few layers of skin torn away on both ankles and have more lessons this coming week.

    There is bound to be more friction from the boot rubbing against the ankle, just wondering the best way to protect my ankle from this and prevent it bursting open again.

    I assume some form of dressing, but not sure what will hold best.

    Help please?

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    You assumed the pain was normal?

    Original Poster

    deek72

    You assumed the pain was normal?



    Yes!
    A few people were complaining that the boots were hurting their feet a bit..

    There shouldn't be any rubbing; are you wearing thick socks? (You should be.)

    I would suggest strapping both ankles with crepe bandage, then put on thick socks. If the wounds are still raw then cover them with gauze pads before putting on the bandages.

    Banned

    so is it a cut or skin worn down?

    Banned

    btw, 2 thin pairs of socks are better than one thick pair when skiing.

    cis_groupie

    There shouldn't be any rubbing; are you wearing thick socks? (You should … There shouldn't be any rubbing; are you wearing thick socks? (You should be.)I would suggest strapping both ankles with crepe bandage, then put on thick socks. If the wounds are still raw then cover them with gauze pads before putting on the bandages.



    Gauze, NO. Not nice peeling that off the raw skin. Bandages etc, really bulky and shift / move around.

    Invest in a few packets of blister plasters. They are a hydrocolloid plaster, different shapes and sizes. (synthetic derivative of a seaweed extract) If you can apply them correctly (apply to area, shape and use heat from palm of hand to mould).

    Can stay in place for a few days, even through showers and will be totally healed when removed. (the longer it stays in place, the better the healing. max 7 days) At the very worst, you will have to apply a new one each day. These can cost about £6 per pkt (scholl) but Boots and Superdrug now do their own and they will be cheaper.

    Original Poster

    Ripped off a few layers of skin and was bleeding afterwards on both ankles. Going to go for the blister plasters I think! (and maybe something on top to cushion it if it hasn't headed by Monday)

    Thankfully I WAS wearing thick skiing socks otherwise I would be down to the bone

    Thanks for the help guys

    You could always go to a doctor/paramedic/nurse/firstaider and they would sort it out for you there and then. (ring any bells)
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