Hypermobility and horse riding
Thought i'd put this in here as its not 'really' horsey but does anyone else have any problems with hypermobility/joint pain when they ride? Is there any way of getting through it?
I was diagnosed with hypermobility syndrome about 2 years ago after getting really bad pains in my knees when i ride, i've since realised that i have it in my elbows, wrists, ankles, basically everywhere!
Since i've been riding more and more it feels like its getting worse. Over the last couple of weeks i've gone from being comfortable enough riding with slightly sore knees to being in agony from the moment i get on from my back through to my feet. I feel almost unnatural in how i'm sat and last night just rising trot was pure pain
After about half an hour i loosened up enough that i could school effectively but by the time i'm about to get off i can barely straighten my legs, Locks has had to adjust to the fact that i cannot dismount quickly and i basically end up lying across him and slowly lowering myself down so that the pain isnt too sudden in my knees when i hit the floor.
Its getting to the point where i feel like i could cry every time i ride but i carry on because i love it.
Does anyone else suffer with their joints when riding? Is there anything i can do? I was originally given a brief physio session and about 50 exercise to do A DAY. I dont even know where the piece of paper with them on is now...
♥Locki ♥ My love for you is everlasting ♥