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    Hey all!

    Specific question here. When I am hiking on the approach, the outer part of my right foot hurts so bad after about 2 hours that I can barely go on. It is always in the same spot, and I have tried inserts, heat molding my boots, new size, etc. Any ideas what may be happening? And how I may fix it? Thanks!!!


    I had the same foot pain and went through the same correction process, including lots of custom footbeds/ boot fitting (with poor results) about a decade ago. It turns out that I had a Morton’s Neuroma in my right foot. I have a write up somewhere on this board but you can look it up on the internet to see if the typical Morton’s Neuroma symptoms match your symptoms:

    Here is an example:

    Since my neuroma was “advanced”, I ended up having the neuroma surgically removed (the tumor was 0.9 inches by 0.3 inches). Other than wearing shoes with a larger toe box, my recovery was complete.

    In less advanced cases, wearing boots with a roomier toe box and thinner socks can make a big difference. In any case, I would recommend seeing a sports podiatrist that it is familiar with ski boot injuries (the injury is more common with skiers because of the tight fitting boots….or women in high heels with a tight toe box)

    Good luck on your search and recovery.

    Iu hyu

    Ei @rudeandreckless,

    is right, it looks like a Morton’s Neuroma. The best thing you could do is to wear always wide boots, and go to a good boot fitter and make your boots. To me, the AT boots or hard boots are better, because a good boot fitter can make all the space you need for your metatarsals and be comfortable again. I don’t think there’s a real solution with normal snowboard boots, despite of sizing up and use a good soles like the Shred Soles or a podiatrist soles.
    If you are in pain, I would suggest to visit a podiatrist and buy a Magnetobox or any kind of magneto therapy machine. It will help a lot and probably solve the problem. This machines are 600-1000€ but they worth every € they cost.

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