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    04-22-2012, 07:19 PM
Tingly feet

Hi guys,

I'm stumped I've been finding lately I'm getting pins and needles in my feet whilst riding. Predominately on the outside which makes me think I'm rolling my feet out.

It's mainly when I'm riding in 2 point particularly out hunting. But have noticed a bit working on the flat. I know my right leg needs to turn in more.

Any ideas? It's not an issue I've noticed at all prior to the last 2 months
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    04-22-2012, 10:28 PM
I was getting the same feeling in my feet, until my instructor noticed and yelled at me for bracing too much in the stirrups. It has turned out to be a combination of the angle of my foot and putting too much weight/pressure in the stirrups. When I sit correctly and am balanced, my feet will rest in the stirrups without pressure - and no more tingly feeling! I'm still working to get this consistently, btw.

    04-22-2012, 11:41 PM
Are you curling/clenching your toes? Tension can often lead to pins and needles in parts of your body. Try riding without stirrups for a little while to see if the tension is from higher up your leg, or from bracing in the stirrup.
    04-22-2012, 11:57 PM
Do you force your feet in? When I was little I was taught to force my feet in and I used to get real bad pins and needles. Now I am fine because I taught myself differently.

    04-23-2012, 12:11 AM
When I'm not paying attention, I brace my feet while rolling them to the side, which causes the sides of my feet to fall asleep.
    04-23-2012, 01:36 AM
I think it must be a brace combined with rolling my ankles. I have finally managed to get my heels down so there's a good chance I'm forcing it. (side note if you ignore your heels for 14 years they WILL take FOREVER to fix. )

I'm also finding I'm getting a bit achy predominately on the left leg I think it's the tendon running from heel to mid calf.

I've taken a big leap fitness wide by starting hunting too so maybe that's why I'm noticing it. It's definitely worse on prin who then Ella seems Ella's still green those risked are a lot slower with no 2 point.

How does one stop bracing against the stirrup in 2 point?
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    04-23-2012, 01:45 AM
Check your sturrip length and see if they are too short.. that's what happens and I end up getting your kind of feet issues
    04-26-2012, 05:02 AM
Thanks will check that!

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