Heels Hurt Horribly When They're Properly Down?
For the past 5ish lessons (last two weeks) I've had proper heels during riding. But when I do this, my entire foot and lower calf start to burn. They ache. It feels like someone is squeezing my ankles while cutting into them with a hot, dull knife. It hurt so much once that my left foot became dead weight and fell out of the stirrup. When I dismount, my ankles hurt like my thighs after a no stirrup lesson. But worse. I've started to have a limp after I dismount. I've tried stretching it out before riding and after. It just makes it hurt more. Should I go see a doctor about this, to make sure nothing's wrong or is this like a speedbump? Is it common?
I'm aware that my body is getting used to doing something unnatural for it, but my body is fairly resilient. I wouldn't be worried if it was just an ache. This is full-blown pain.
This whole horse girl phase wasn't supposed to last this long... oh well.
Last edited by Pelhams-and-Snaffles; 09-24-2019 at 10:20 PM.