I love riding, and have been doing it for about 2 years now, but before riding I did gymnastics and hurt my ankles a LOT. Keeping my heels stretched down is hard and painful for me, especially because in gymnastics your heel muscles are not trained to be pushed down..keeping toes pointed uses the opposite muscle.
I think it's my achilles that hurts so much, and I am a stubborn person that pushes my body harder than I should, so advice about taking it down a notch is appreciated, but I'm realllyyyy stubborn and probably won't do that haha
Is there any way to work on stretching out my heels more? Any good stretches? I always ice my ankles and take advil which helps. Over the ast year my heels have gotten tremendously better but I'd rather improve them in less than a year..