Alright my friends, I need some hive mind help.
Recently been having some ankle troubles while I’m riding, went to an ortho and we’ve decided to treat it as peroneal tendinitis. My research tells me that this is not entirely uncommon amongst riders and most people have to end up settling on managing it rather than treating - which is fine with me, I just want to ride pain free!
Right now the plan of action is anti inflammatories, at home strengthening exercises, and taking a break from the activities that irritate it, which to me means riding without stirrups for a bit. A pair of Flex On stirrups seems to be in my future as well since I’ve noticed those really help with joint pain when I’ve used them.
Have any of you all experienced something like this before, and how did you manage it to make riding possible when riding seems to be the thing that really makes it flare up?
Also, tips on how to have some productive no stirrups rides that won’t punish my horse’s back while I get stronger are welcome!