The Importance of wearing correct footwear/clothing when riding
No Im not talking about strappy tops
About 3 weeks ago I was schooling Oscar and we had a little incident where we were trotting along and had drifted a little too close to the fence and the day I dont school in spurs....we squashed my right ankle/shin against the gatepost. Ouch I hear you say, Im inclined to agree.
Now it hurt, it swelled slightly and bruised a little bit, as usual I thought nothing of it and carried on riding
I went to the doctors today as its 3, nearly 4 weeks later and its still swollen, but its not a soft swelling and looks gross, especially in cropped trousers ( good job I dont wear skirts and dresses) turns out its a blood blister IN the mucsle Ive been given a prescription for an anti inflammatory gel to rub in 3 times a day, there should be a difference in 6 weeks, not a massive one but a difference...if there is no difference then its a big needle and draining it which nobody wants!!
I was wearing Jodhs, Jodh boots and socks over my jodhs. My gaiters are broken which is a ****** because if I had been wearing them, Id not have a lumpy leg now! Poo!
I have taken a pic or 2, please excuse the incredible whiteness of my legs. (also the lump doesnt look very big in the pics but think of half an apple stuck to the side of your leg)
Thats not too bad ive done similar our gate locking things, cant quite explain what i mean, all point in to the school and one pony rammed my leg on it in canter and i had a massive lump and purple leg it proper wrecked
Im an older person so i always go down the boring safety route....even though id love to ride with ...no hat.....shorts ...<that would be a sight ! > bareback..... along the beach/ field ...the minute i would chance it something woulkd happen.. but i have recently seen people ride with shorts leggings and barefoot
Ouchie!! I hope it feels better soon. Did your doctor suggest physio. Correct riding boots really are very good and supportive. I broke my ankle x-mas eve, being hard/ stupid I strapped it up and continued riding/ competing as it hurt less in riding boots. Only 8 weeks later when I succumbed to the pain was I told officially I did break it and there was now nothing they could do. Physio really did help. It might help stimulate the blood supply and aid the healing of the blood blister. I had an electromagnetic pulsar put over my ankle as well as a heat lamp, then it was manipulated. The swelling was similar to yours.
Fingers crossed for no needles and I would suggest physio.