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New stirrups and ankle pain

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  • New stirrups and ankle pain

    So, I recently splurged and purchased the Premier Equine version of the Lorenzini stirrups for my jump saddle. I have issues with my feet and thought that the wider footbed would be good. When I first got them, I loved the way they felt, although I had to lengthen my leathers a hole to keep myself from pushing my heels down too far in them. They are heavier than the composite stirrups I was riding in, but lighter than a standard fillis iron.

    But now, I find I'm dealing with significant ankle pain on the inside of both ankles, but worse on the right than the left (I tend to sit right). The pain has been worsening over the past 4-5 weeks and finally came to a head on Sunday while out on XC when I heard a crack and felt a shooting pain in my right ankle 3/4 of the way around the course.

    I went to the doctor on Monday and it's not a fracture but I can't walk without limping.
    Has anyone else had issues with these types of stirrups? Have you had success with something else with a wide footbed?

  • #2
    No experience personally. I wonder if the cheese grater grippys don't allow your foot to slide *enough* ? Feet are such a complex body part. You have something like 27 bones in your feet. Anything that changes the pressure applied to a specific area of the foot can have an impact on your entire leg and really your whole body.


    • #3
      I ride in a different pair of stirrups, but the same wide, metal foot bed and heavy stirrup idea. Are you riding with your pinky toe against the outside branch of the stirrup? If you're too close to the inside of the stirrup, I could see it torquing your ankle and creating that pressure point. As always, pics would help.