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Fulford15 12-05-2012 05:13 PM

Your worst injuries, are you still dealing with them too?
I am in severe pain lately due to a bad riding incident in 2008... I have gone to the hospital here a few times, all they do is "heres some pain meds, go away" kind of thing... Chiropractors helps a bit but I can't exactly afford to go there 2-3 times a week like I used to when I was covered under my parents, benefits.
Heres what happened....

In 2008, my horse, Turly, and I were at a Pony Club Camp. Really fun camp, we had Dressage, Jumpers, and Cross-Country... Well, this was mine and Turly's first time on the X-Country course ever. He has had history there with the pond, being scared of it. The first few days he was terrified of the pond, so every evening I would take him out there and lunge him in it, he seemed to have gotten over it, and the next few days we were jumping in and out of the pond like pro's!

Well... the last day of the camp, we jumped into the pond, Turly slipped. I fell off, Turly had fallen onto me and rolled on the bottom half of me.
He had cuts all over his stomach from the studs in his shoes, but other then that he was sound. I could hardly move, I came up to the surface (noticed there were dead frogs EVERYWHERE, yuck lol), my hips were in terrible pain. I refused going to the hospital, so my coach (whom studied in pyshio therapy) fixed my hips for the interm.

Now I am noticing when I go riding here with the cold, it's extrusiating pain. I take Naproxen every night to help me sleep, and it takes a bad toll on my stomach though. I can literally lay on my stomach and crack my hips, I am only 20 years old, some cold days I can hardly sit down and get back up.

My question is, are there any kinds of exercises that I can do to help this? Or would physio therapy help? Any natural remedies that could help pain? Any stories you would like to share as welll? :-)

BarrelracingArabian 12-05-2012 05:29 PM

Therapy would most likely help as they can give you exercises to help.

I have a bad back ( undiagnosed as far as im concerned as i was over diagnosed back in 2010 with spondylolithesis). I deal with it every day i can feel bone grinding on bone and have days i can hardly move. Have taken muscle relaxers but only one really helped.
I also have bad knees mcl sprain right now from over correcting my turned out toes to quickly and deteriorating cartilage under my kneecap.
Among my other problems those were flared up/ caused by my riding.

Physical therapy had helped a ton when done correctly and regularly.
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Phly 12-05-2012 06:35 PM

I have had a ton of severe injuries. Bad knee, hit a tree on dirt bike. Been shot, not once but twice! On deprecate occasions, lost three ribs and exploded my shoulder blade. Lots of broken fingers and small bones and beginig of arthritis I believe. And my back is jacked! Beside commercial pain meds, what helps me the most is cherry juice. Pure real juice. Kinda hard to find and ain't cheap. But man it sure does help the old bones work a lil better. You can get it concentrated (like a syrup almost and mix with water every morning) or pre diluted. I buy the thick one and mix in a big jug that way it's always ready. That's all I could suggest from experience.
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BarrelracingArabian 12-05-2012 07:01 PM

Phly where would you find cherry juice? Im curious on that I'm 17 but have inherited bad joints and bones from my dad always willing to try new things that might help.
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Phly 12-05-2012 07:19 PM

I get mine from a lil market down the road. And martins supermarket (I'm not sure what's local for you) Its refrigerated so start in the coolers with fruit etc.... Maybe your farmers market?
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CLaPorte432 12-05-2012 07:29 PM

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On a side note, you REALLY need to somehow get off the pain pills. You are going to kill either your kidneys or your liver by taking it every day. I work in outpatient dialysis and I do not wish it upon anyone.

Taking that much pain killers is a death sentence. :-(

Good luck to you, I hope you find relief soon.

DixieKate 12-05-2012 07:30 PM

I'm a pre-physical therapy student and I can tell you that some physical therapy will do you wonders. 2 years ago when I was 20, I got hit by a car going 30+mph on my bicycle. I flew through the air and landed on my left hip on the adjacent street. I hit the ground so hard that it damaged the nerves under the skin and I have a numb spot still to this day. Coincidentally I was doing observation hours at a local PT clinic and got to experience therapy from the patient side. It's expensive but is saved me and insurance can cover a lot. See a doctor about seeing a PT (you need a prescription for it) I promise you it'll help. I spent about 3 months in therapy and had to get back into riding slowly, but even the motion of the horse will help if you ride lightly. I just wrote my research paper on hippotherapy. Horses provide an amazing approach to therapy especially for hip joints and core strength.
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waresbear 12-05-2012 07:50 PM

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I tore my ACL, twice. Non-horse related either, both times I fell off a motorcyle. 1st time, I did it really bad & didn't bother going to the doctor, I rehabbed it myself, healed well I thought, although I didn't go back to kickboxing or any hardcore workouts, didn't matter, at that point in my life I was slacking off. Then about 6 years later, I had another incident with the motorcycle, kind of felt something weird in the knee but brushed it off. Then whenever I stressed it, by dancing, riding for long periods of time, or any exercise, my knee swelled up like a balloon and I limped. So went to the specialist, he told me I tore the ACL and some scar tissue that had formed on the ACL, and that it won't heal itself, I needed surgery. So I got it, rehabbed for 5 months, did the physio myself and discovered I was in pretty poor physical condition. From what I had researched, technically the knee should be stronger then it was before the injury, so I just went full force with the workouts, plyometrics, kickboxing, muay thai, calsthentics, you name it. After being in the pain zone for a bit, I am back in fighting shape, that was 3 years ago, so far, so good.

BarrelracingArabian 12-05-2012 07:55 PM

Thank you phly I will definitely check it out our farmers market is small but we have a few organic stores and several markets I will be looking around :)
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Phly 12-05-2012 07:58 PM


Originally Posted by BarrelracingArabian (Post 1786346)
Thank you phly I will definitely check it out our farmers market is small but we have a few organic stores and several markets I will be looking around :)
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Keep us posted where you find in your area and how it works for ya. :)
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