My question is, because my doctor has told me no unnecessary walking, rest up etc, should I be riding or not? Before being diagnosed, I was limping around on it, but up in the saddle at walk and trot there was no pain. As someone who already has a damaged right leg and is very used to pain and also expecting some, I was kind of surprised. I thought it must be because the full amount of weight is distributed differently than standing and walking myself, but at the trot I was certainly expecting at least some nagging from it and there was none.
Now diagnosed, I don't know what to do. I will be going to a physio and speak it over with him, and have arranged for my trainer at the gym to show me exercises I can do without damaging it further whilst it heals. I'm a busy university student who buses and walks everywhere. A typical day for me is getting up and going to the gym, then busing out to uni, attending lectures, and then after classes busing to my horses, walking about a 8-10 minute distance from said stop to paddock, and doing chores. After attending to the horses I then walk back to bus stop and have two buses to catch before I'm home. I also ride 2-3 times a week though on those days I have the car so less walking. As you can see I'm quite active and am struggling to find what is deemed "unnecessary" in among all that. Obviously I need to slow down, but a little sure on what to be doing.