Externally rotated tibia

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Externally rotated tibia

Postby 86ssc » Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:38 am

Hello!
I have an issue with my lower leg: basically when my feet are straight and parallel my knees face inward towards each other, so when I flex they track inward even further, and this is especially evident in my ski boots (Salomon Xmax 120). To make my knees look forward, I have to open my feet (V/abducted stance), at which point flexing will make them track correctly, even slightly outward because I am actually varus/bowlegged but at the moment I am knock kneed on my skis.
Which boot/alignment do you think could help me?
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Re: Externally rotated tibia

Postby h.harb » Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:11 am

First, the Salomon is the wrong boot if you need maximum cuff adjustments, which it sounds like you do by your description. Therefore you are already limited before you start. BTW, what you describe are internally rotated tibia, and this is usually a case of "high tib/fib varum.
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Re: Externally rotated tibia

Postby 86ssc » Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:05 pm

h.harb wrote:First, the Salomon is the wrong boot if you need maximum cuff adjustments, which it sounds like you do by your description. Therefore you are already limited before you start. BTW, what you describe are internally rotated tibia, and this is usually a case of "high tib/fib varum.


Thank you Harald! Yeah, the Salomon is for sure the wrong boot for me alignment wise, even if I like its comfort/precision mix, so I’m totally willing to buy a different model. To clarify, my knees are like this:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=p_1-b4nIxLg
They actually track even more inward than the guy in the video when I flex with parallel feet.
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Re: Externally rotated tibia

Postby h.harb » Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:11 pm

OK, that's what I said. You don't get torsion until you begin flexing. The torsion I'm referring to is the internal rotation that is created from the high tip/fib varum or curve in the high shin bone. I also noticed some hip flexor and glute weakness in your flexing. This case requires precise cuff canting and under boot alignment.
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