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iDressage 10-13-2013 06:21 PM

kicked in the leg, should I be concerned? *pictures*
what do you all think about this leg? my horse double barrel kicked in the field yesterday (there's another thread all about it) and her hind leg happened to strike me right in the thigh.

my leg hurts to walk and bend, but it's on my thigh so I was thinking it couldn't really be a broken bone... my family isn't too thrilled about taking me to the doctor's because I go all the time for a sore throat or another random thing so it would just be "another visit".. but I don't know if I should go to the doctor's or if it is pointless and if I should just wait for it to pass?

I understand that no one can diagnose me or give me medical advice and I do not hold anyone but myself and my family responsible for dealing with this injury. I'm just looking for some advice and possible ideas and perhaps people who have dealt with the same or similar situation.

Thank you!

DraftyAiresMum 10-13-2013 06:23 PM

Have you been icing it?
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Dawn854 10-13-2013 06:27 PM

That's a pretty bad bruise! Personally I don't think it's worth a doctors visit. Of course it'll hurt for a few days, it's spread over a large area and I'm sure that there's deeper muscular bruising as well. Just take it easy, use ice, and don't panic about it too much. :) It'll heal on its own, after going pretty colors of yellow and green!

tinyliny 10-13-2013 06:39 PM

I think it's likely a bad bruise, and no more. hope you get to feeling better soon.

iDressage 10-13-2013 06:40 PM

I've been putting some ice on it but I should do a lot more

SorrelHorse 10-13-2013 06:42 PM

Yeah, I don't really think it's worthy of a doctor's visit either...I'm sure it'll heal well, just be painful for a little while first.

countryryder 10-13-2013 06:43 PM

I got hammered by one of my mares in the lower thigh back in the spring. Major bruising,swelling,and painful to bend/put pressure on it,and actually ended up getting a massive hematoma.I never bothered going to the doctor for it,only concern was risk of blood clots,but I wasn't too worried about it due to the blood thinning aspects of the medication I have to be on,plus I knew the signs to watch for in regards to blood clots. It took a couple months,but it did heal up nicely,although I do have a pretty good sized dent in my leg left after the hematoma went away.
Just keep an eye on it,ice it,don't over use it,and you should be fine..

DraftyAiresMum 10-13-2013 06:45 PM

If you don't have real ice packs, make your own. Put one part rubbing alcohol to three parts water into a ziplock bag and freeze. It will get ice cold, but will still be malleable, so you can shape it to the bruise without pieces of ice digging into you.
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iDressage 10-13-2013 06:49 PM

lol thanks for all the advice everyone! honestly I know it probably isn't worth a doctor's visit but I can't get peace of mind until I go so I think I'm going to go to the instant care place later this evening.. thank you

Country Woman 10-13-2013 06:55 PM

Just take it easy and put ice on it
and it will heal in time

no its not worth a doctors visit either

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