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post #1 of 7 Old 04-11-2011, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
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Smile NEED HELP - Knotted muscle in neck


My horse has a knotted muscle just below his neckline. Both sides of the neckline have tight muscles which causes him to flinch while bending.

Should I call a masseuse or a chiropractor or ????????

All responses much appreciated.
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post #2 of 7 Old 04-11-2011, 11:44 AM
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Has the horse had an injection in that area lately?
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post #3 of 7 Old 04-11-2011, 08:04 PM
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A good massage will get those knots out. If you can get someone who will also show you how to do it, you can help keep them from building back up between massages.

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you have a few options, i get knots in my horses neck sometimes from roping and barrel racing. I usually just massage them out doing slow circles using your phalanges, and just stroke it back and forth and slowly bend your horses neck towards the side of the knot, he should "pass" the knot where he swallows and licks his lips or over time you will c the knot go away. You can also use magnetic neck wraps, and rubbing oils to help the knots go away. You dont have to call the vet unless they become bigger and a problem for him to do daily activities. A tech can be helpful and effective but also a waste of money if you can fix it yourself, but also a consider if massaging it yourself doesnt work. Hope this helps :)

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post #5 of 7 Old 04-12-2011, 02:27 PM
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You sure it's a muscle knot and not a fatty crest?
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post #6 of 7 Old 04-13-2011, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by mls View Post
Has the horse had an injection in that area lately?
No, he hasn't had his spring shots yet. Thanks for the question?
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post #7 of 7 Old 04-13-2011, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the replies. Each has been very helpful!
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