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post #1 of 3 Old 01-08-2012, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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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.

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post #2 of 3 Old 01-08-2012, 05:20 PM
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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.

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post #3 of 3 Old 01-08-2012, 06:32 PM
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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.

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