Ok so knee issues run in my family, but I am only 19 y/o! I should not be having knee issues yet. It hurts me so bad to walk after a ride that I dread dismounting. My dismount is perfect according to many people, but I get these awful shooting pains in my feet and knees. My knees have given out on my after a ride before because they are so out of sorts. What is wrong? Does anybody think riding with ace bandages will help? How about for the dismount? At this point I am dismounting at an alarmingly slow pace. Luckily my dear horse stands still for it, but I basically shimmy myself off so I can land as lightly as physically possible and not jar my legs and feet.
My chiropractor says that the angle my hips take on my legs are why my knees take so much stress already, but seriously, this is painful. They get swollen as well, so I have been icing and heating them.
I am worried though. I mean for only being 19, what is it going to be like when I'm 40 and riding?! Will I even be able to ride at that point? Not riding would absolutely break my heart :(