Ankle: Lace Bite


Lace bite is caused by too much pressure from a stiff skate tongue that has not been broken in well, or in older skates that have old and inflexible skate tongues. In both situations the inflexible skate tongue puts extra pressure over the anterior or front part of the ankle. When the skate is laced to tight, the tongue part of the skate presses against the front part of the ankle and the tendons underneath.




Signs and symptoms of an Lace Bite may include:
  • Pain to touch over the front of the ankle
  • Redness
  • Swelling
Self-Care

Try not tying laces so tight around the area of irritation.
Add gel padding or foam to reduce pressure over the inflamed area