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post #11 of 31 Old 10-13-2013, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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I know everyone said not to go to the doctors at this point but I couldn't stop freaking out about it so I went

It's a contusion (sophisticated bruise ;) and a small hematoma!
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post #12 of 31 Old 10-13-2013, 11:17 PM
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At this point, it doesn't look that bad. Sure you going to be sore for a few weeks while you heal. Anyone would.

As it heals, if you have and reddness, heat, swelling, severe pain...you need to go the to Doctor right away. (those are symptoms of a blood clot)

99% of the time you'll be just fine. Using a heating pad multiple times a day for 15-20 minutes will help to reabsorb the blood back into the tissues. It'll help to make the bruise go away quicker. You can also use ice if your hurting, but heat is going to be your friend.
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As is my answer for everything, run coconut oil on it a few times a day. It will actually help break up the bruise and reabsorb it as well as help with the pain. Great stuff :)
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As someone who grew up with a paramedic as a father, I don't go to the doctor unless I am on deaths door! Saves me a bucket load of money and I'm just fine.
Might want to get out of the hypercondriac habit if you want to keep going with horses or you'll be broke very quickly.

A contusion is a bruise, any old bruise. And a small hematoma is a slightly bigger bruise. Basically, your horse gave you a ripper of a corkie - your leg won't drop off, it won't be paralysed, you're not going to be permanently disabled, and if you're still working and not in acute agony then it's not broken. This calls for a bit of cement, a few deep breaths and a few "Oh buggers!", then get back out there and 'cowgirl up' ;)
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As someone who grew up with a paramedic as a father, I don't go to the doctor unless I am on deaths door! Saves me a bucket load of money and I'm just fine.
Might want to get out of the hypercondriac habit if you want to keep going with horses or you'll be broke very quickly.

A contusion is a bruise, any old bruise. And a small hematoma is a slightly bigger bruise. Basically, your horse gave you a ripper of a corkie - your leg won't drop off, it won't be paralysed, you're not going to be permanently disabled, and if you're still working and not in acute agony then it's not broken. This calls for a bit of cement, a few deep breaths and a few "Oh buggers!", then get back out there and 'cowgirl up' ;)
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Couldn't have put it better!!!

The only times I end up in hospital after a horse incident is if I can't pick myself up off the floor. Only happened twice.. once a fractured tailbone, the other a dislocated shoulder and fractured humerus.

Ice, arnica, rest. All it needs ;)
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Couldn't have put it better!!!

The only times I end up in hospital after a horse incident is if I can't pick myself up off the floor. Only happened twice.. once a fractured tailbone, the other a dislocated shoulder and fractured humerus.

Ice, arnica, rest. All it needs ;)
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They breed us Dressage girls tougher than people think

Haha! That they do! When I did my shoulder, went straight in to shock and didn't cry.. 2nd Jan and -12oC.. everyone gave me their coats but I couldn't sit up or move my head! Was operated on an hour later.

Those who think dressage isn't dangerous.. waha!
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Hahaha it's not even necessarily when it comes to horses I've just always liked going to the doctors to get things checked out.
And often times they end up finding something that could have potentially been dangerous had I not had it checked out. I.e. Strep, and other more serious strange medical conditions I'm currently suffering with :/
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Haha! That they do! When I did my shoulder, went straight in to shock and didn't cry.. 2nd Jan and -12oC.. everyone gave me their coats but I couldn't sit up or move my head! Was operated on an hour later.

Those who think dressage isn't dangerous.. waha!
Getting kicked in the ribs and there's a loose horse - no time to be winded have to catch the horse.
Horse leaps through the air and helmet touches your back - keep riding!
Horse fractures foot 2 days before CDI jog - still run the horse they aren't looking for rider soundness. Show off ripped off toenail in emerg and tell the nurse bandaging your foot "that's going to fit in a boot".
Riding 2 horses a day in training camp with the flu.
Riding 4 horses a day + lessons and working with a major cold/sinus virus.

Yeah dressage folks are tough! When I broke my right foot I drove myself to emerg with my right foot. Hooves to ribs didn't warrant a Dr and I was barn staff at 2 stables plus riding. It hurt but it healed!
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Well I'm a barrel racer but y'know...lol.

I come out of practices sometimes with bloody/bruised legs. Once, my old gelding I ran hauled ass s hard into the first that he gave me whiplash. When he turned (Quite snappily I should add) I wasn't in my position to hold him off. We hit the sharp edge of a plastic barrel, sliced open my pants and my leg, and came out with a big red pool on the denim and running into my boot.

I'm thankful most of my horses know **** well never to fire a kick in my direction, but it definitely has happened. Had a draft pony at the barn step on my foot and broke two of my toes, little ****.

And then of course there's the time Selena and I were loping, and randomly her hind end slid right out from under her and got us stuck under a panel with her on my leg. She just kinda laid there like..."Uh. Mom. I'm stuck." until I finally wiggled out and hobbled over to lift the panel away.

Plus I've been riding with a fractured finger for a couple months now. Nothing the doctors can do so I never went in. It's my rein finger which hurts but oh well, gotta ride to pay the bills.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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