Hips still hurting after a fall - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 01-08-2012, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Goat Country
Posts: 522
• Horses: 2
Hips still hurting after a fall

Hey there. Long story short, I was riding my greenie this summer when he took a snotty approach to getting a rider off his back and hung me up on a fence by my foot. I fell off and was dragged a little before the stirrup broke. Immediately following this fall, I had no mobility in my right leg. I would get up to brush myself off and collapse. It wasn't pain related, as much as I was hurting. It was simply giving out on me. For the next few days I was flat on my back in bed and bruised all over my ass and my thigh. I was still sore for a while, but the pain went away and I was back to riding.

My problem is how arising once more. Last month my hips 'froze up' in so much pain that I couldn't even shift myself to get out of bed. I was stuck flat on my back until it gradually went away. I walked rather shaky when I could get up. These keep happening at random times- like, maybe one time in the kitchen, another time sitting at the computer, more times in bed, once a work. There's not a specific situation that causes it to flare up.

Mounting my gelding has gotten harder because of this. Getting off is moreso a problem, but has been fixed since I've gotten him to tolerate me laying sideways on his neck so he can lower me to my feet. Its beginning to really inhibit my daily life, and I would like to know who I should see about this. I'm nineteen and haven't ever had to go to a doctor on my own before, and it was a rare occurance to begin with. Do I go to a general practitioner? A chiropractor? Does anybody have any ideas on what could be wrong with me? I'm not here to ask someone to play internet doctor, I do intend on seeing someone about this, but I'd like a little advice to go along with that.

Step one: Mount horse. Step two: Stay mounted.
ShinaKonga is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 01-08-2012, 05:20 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: south of nowhere, north of nothing
Posts: 4,644
• Horses: 6
it sounds like a nerve problem. that happened to me sorta when i fell off a beam at a training day. my legs would give out on me when i tried to stand up after sitting down for a while and i would get really bad pains in my legs and hips if i sat down for awhile. i ended up going to the chiropractor but they said it was just something that would have to heal on its own.

*Insert something witty*
Roperchick is online now  
post #3 of 3 Old 01-08-2012, 06:32 PM
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: left of center
Posts: 7,083
• Horses: 2
Start with your GP, who will most likely send you for x-rays (which should have been done when this happened.....but that ship has sailed) and decide where to go from there. You may very well have broken hip, pelvis or both. PLEASE go to the MD sooner, not later. It has already been too long.

Signature undergoing edits. Please standby.......
franknbeans is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sinking Into My Hips HorseLoverHunter English Riding 3 09-25-2011 12:37 AM
Whats up with her hips? Wheatermay Horse Riding Critique 9 09-01-2011 03:04 AM
Could I Be Hurting Him? Tennessee Horse Health 12 07-28-2010 07:51 PM
Need help with every thing hips down... travlingypsy English Riding 12 11-18-2008 12:59 PM
Hurting Horses? Jubilee Rose Horse Training 68 06-07-2008 10:34 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome