Foot and Ankle Pain - Hakuba
Foot and ankle pain can ruin a day on the mountain.
We can assist in releasing joints and soft tissue and adding custom molded inserts for blisters and abrasions to relieve pressure. We also work with local boot fitters and podiatrists in a multi-disciplinary approach to ensure the boot fits the foot optimally.
Although a classic ‘rolled’ ankle sprain is rare in snowsports, high ankle sprains (syndesmosis) are commonly injured inside a boot. It is essential this injury is assessed and treated correctly to ensure long-term healing. If left unmanaged these injuries can become chronic and cause long-term ankle dysfunction. We stock the correct ankle braces for syndesmosis strains and are experienced in managing these conditions.
We use the Ottawa Ankle Rules to identify which ankle injuries require an X-ray and how likely it is that a fracture is present. If an X-ray is required, we can assist with arranging one in Japan and we also have a large range of Cam walker boots, braces and strapping tape to stabilize and protect the joint for the journey home.