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  • Treatment of sub pereosteal haematoma of the shin
  • How to disperse haematoma near shin

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    09-06-2011, 02:09 PM
  #11
Weanling
Yeah that's one bad thing about working for myself, no insurance. I had it for a while but after a year they started raising my monthly fee, and I wasn't even USING the insurance! It ended up just costing me a lot of money because I still didn't want to go to the dr b/c I would still have my portion of the 'office call' and if I had any tests done I had to meet a certain deductable before it would cover anything anyway. So most of the time I try to figure out whether it will really benefit me to go to the dr. I figure at this point, this injury is a month old so there's nothing they'll do significantly to treat it - unless it was a chipped bone and they'd have to go in and remove a piece or something but I doubt that's it. All the signs point to 'bone bruise' so I'm going to stick with that theory unless it gets worse
     
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    09-06-2011, 03:41 PM
  #12
Yearling
Not trying to freak you out or anything, but if you have a blood clot in there it could dislodge and you could end up having a stroke or something. I had the same shin injury, and my doc was a little freaked when he seen it. I waited days before my mom made me go, and the doc said I shouldnt have, b/c a knot and bruise like I had is nothing to play around with.

This all depends on how bad ur bruise is... Mine had a huge lump on it, and barely a bruise, but as time passed it started turning PLENTY of pretty colors...

I know you try to tough it out, but if I was ur friend in real life I'd be telling you the same thing :)
     
    09-06-2011, 03:41 PM
  #13
Yearling
Better safew than sorry is my motto, lol.... when it comes to everyone else but me, hehe....
     
    09-07-2011, 12:43 PM
  #14
Weanling
I appreciate the concern but I don't really think that would happen. I really didn't get much bruise, barely a little discoloration about a week after the injury and you can hardly see the lump and it's a month old now
     
    09-08-2011, 08:12 AM
  #15
Foal
If it is a hematoma (and that sounds quite likely) after a month it should be feeling better, but often still tender. The best thing is to keep moving it (walking a lot) so the blood can still flow and disperse. If the stirrup is still hurting it, take the stirrup off the saddle. I rode bareback for six weeks after I broke my toes.

Hematoma usually aren't serious, but they do take forever to heal. If its still bothering you another month down the line, then worry. But the treatment for a hematoma is rest until it doesn't ache, then move about until it goes down.

Keep up the vitamins, that'll always help. I put my horse's tendon-gel on mine and it really helped.
     
    09-11-2011, 06:56 PM
  #16
Weanling
Thanks for the tips. This week it wasn't as sore as last week and rode quite comfortably. Just my boot, when I bent my ankle, it put pressure there and made it sore
     
    09-12-2011, 03:35 PM
  #17
Yearling
My horse accidentally landed on the back of my leg (right above my achilles tendon) as I was leading across a creek bed on April 15th. Like you, it immediately started hurting and was really swollen but not much of a bruise. (My foot ended up bruising badly for about a week and she didn't even touch my foot) I ended up with a very painful lump. I went to the doctor at the end of May and he said it was a very bad hematoma and could take up to a year to completely go away. It is still painful to the touch or if I accidentally bump it and it has been 5 months!

The doctor said there was really nothing to be done...that it was a traumatic injury and would take time. He suggested a compression stocking to help bring the size of the knot down and ice. I hated the compression stocking. I felt like a invalid with that on and I only wore it for about a week. So, I am just dealing with it and hope that eventually it will go away. Just know that it is going to be with you for a while.
     

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