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manca 05-06-2011 03:40 PM

My shoulder hurts when I ride. What should I do?
Half year ago I jumped from some shelf and turned in the air because I noticed rake in the last moment... I hurt my shoulder.
The actual pain started next day but it wasn't so bad. But next week... It's not really so bad, I just have a cold and burning feeling from left side of my neck that goes down beside my back bone and on left shoulder to my elbow.

I was at doctor, she said she won't send me to any examination because I can move my arm and to come back if I needed an excuse for my gym class. It stopped hurting me in one week, but the pain came again next month. It hurts me every month from then for a week or so.

But last 2 months it hurts me when I ride(could be because I started riding more). Pain stars in few minutes after I sit on a horse and it doesn't matter if I just walk. I tried to do some exercises to stretch myself, but it doesn't help. It doesn't hurt if I ride in wrong posture but I don't want to ride like that...

Any advices?

raywonk 05-06-2011 03:42 PM

go to a cyro it sonds like you have a pinched nerve.

manca 05-11-2011 02:46 PM

I went to doctor again yesterday and it seems to me she is even not interested in why does it hurt me. She sent me to physiotherapy and gave me some pills that aren't working at all...
And today I called to find out when I'll have physiotherapy and it is in JULY!

We've been working a bit more at home this days and my shoulder is awful this week. It just doesn't stop hurting...

I don't know what to do. My doctor doesn't want to send me anywhere someone could find out what's wrong.

smrobs 05-11-2011 02:53 PM

Manca, do you have chiropractors available to you? I agree that it sounds like it could be a pinched nerve and I can sympathize with you, those things hurt. If you can find one, my first stop would be a chiropractor, followed by a message therapist. Other than that, I really don't know what to do.

manca 05-11-2011 03:40 PM

I asked mom and she said that it wouldn't be ok if I went there without really knowing if it's nerve or if something is wrong with my muscels (broken or whatever is it called in english). Then she started yelling that it's my fault, that I don't take care of myself, that I was all wet when I was showering my pony last week (doesn't matter that I changed immediatly), that I'm sitting on the ground a lot (it's may!), etc... But she forgot that I was working with hay for 2 days (then it started to hurt me again) and it was pretty hard for my arms and I was exhausted. It's not getting better since then. And she forbid me to be on computer, because this could be the reason for her too... She is making me eat those stupid pills. I hope she'll do something in the morning when she calms down. Or I'm going to see my doctor again :(
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Phantomstallion 05-12-2011 01:40 PM

Ohhhh! I'm not an expert and don't have a clue what it could be but I sure empathise. I hope you get better soon.

manca 05-23-2011 09:01 AM

I went back to doctor, they did some x-rays (nothing's broken; but I already knew that), they gave me some pills that help and I've been visiting physiotherapy since last week, I get some exercises to do and they put me on some kind of electric thing that massages my shoulder. It's not comfortable, but at least I'm not in so much pain anymore. It's helping, but it's not completly ok, plus I'm not allowed to do anything, including riding... :(
I'm afraid this won't help, because doctors don't examine me as they should and don't know what's wrong. This may take my summer :( And I wanted to do some long trails this summer, but even if my shoulder will be fixed soon, me and my mare are not fit enough, and it will leave only one month to ride long trails. If I have luck and will be able to ride at all...

raywonk 05-23-2011 12:16 PM

I hate to hear that. Hope things go better for you.

JustDressageIt 05-23-2011 12:27 PM

You don't want to do anything more intensive as far as treatment goes until you've given physio a good go for a few months - do your exercises every day as prescribed by your PT. Don't get discouraged; physiotherapy helps lots and lots of injuries.
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Phantomstallion 05-24-2011 02:32 PM

That's terrible but JustDI is right, just keep at it. I am sure it will get better.:-)

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