DISTAL ANTERIOR TIBIA|
Not wearing enough socks
Pressure on this area of the bone is the most common area for discomfort in this type of prosthesis. In a properly fitting socket, a patient can add socks one ply at a time until the pressure goes away.
Heel on shoe is too high
If socks don't eliminate the discomfort you can also try putting on a shoe with a lower heel height but only if you have recently changed to a higher heeled shoe. Changing shoes is a very common problem for many people with limb loss. If you are unsure of how to manage different shoes, you should talk to your prosthetist about how to use heel wedges.
Prosthesis was not fit properly
If sock and shoe solutions don't help there may be another fitting problem. Newer fitting techniques can contribute to pressure on this bone if the Prosthetist did not make the corrent modifications to the prosthesis to begin with.
Prosthesis was not aligned properly
The prosthesis may not be aligned correctly. If there was too much socket flexion built into the prosthesis the resultant force will directed onto this area. Generally, walking down hill will increase discomfort in this area while walking up hill will decrease the discomfort. Regardless, if you are unable to remedy the problem on you own you'll need to see a Prosthetist.