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        12-05-2012, 09:00 PM
      #11
    Green Broke
    Will do!
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        12-05-2012, 09:06 PM
      #12
    Green Broke
    Ive broken my left wrist twice but never got a cast on it. I also broke a blood vessel in my left thumb, and tore a ligament on my left thumb. So..my left wrist/arm is basically screwed for the rest of my life, lol. Im on anti-inflammatory pills until next november for it, and suppose to be going to physical therapy..but havent gone yet. None of fthose injuries were due to horses..Tripped on a tree branch first break, fell backwards using those **** Heelies the second break, caught a football wrong for the torn ligament, and the broken blood vessel was from my hoof knife doing farrier work.

    I pulled both my shoulders out dealing with rearing horses when I wouldn't let go..so while I have very muscled shoulders, the muscle is the only reason I can still lift anything (imo).

    My hips are bad..not sure why, but im pretty sure I have arthritis in them and they're always stiff. I feel like Im walking like the bute horses with arthritis when they don't get their bute, haha.

    Otherwise..I think the rest of me is still half-decently put/held together, haha.
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        12-05-2012, 09:22 PM
      #13
    Started
    Tore my Achilles tendon off and broke my leg and ankle in 5 spots. I still have trouble but nothing I can't manage.
         
        12-06-2012, 06:01 AM
      #14
    Yearling
    OP, perhaps you could try acupuncture. I don't have the nerve to handle that many needles, but I've heard it can work wonders for just about anything,. Therapy would definitely help you though, I think.

    I have too many lasting injuries to list, but only two were caused by horses - the first is bulging discs and arthrosis of my lumbar spine which can be eased, but never healed. I also suffered an 'injured elbow' which, 3 months after the fall turned out to be that I'd broken the tip off of one of the bones in my elbow. 2 weeks ago I had it operated on and an arthroscopy. Turned out I had 2 loose pieces of bone instead of one, and the photos from the arthroscopy showed a real mess. I've ruined the cartilage in my elbow, and the bone itself looks like someone's hacked at it with a chisel. I'll likely be suffering serious arthritis in it within the next few years, and I'm not quite 21.

    The moral of the story is get in and get it dealt with as soon as you can. The longer you leave it the less chance you have of healing completely. It sounds to me like your hips could very possibly be dislocated. As someone who suffered from recurring knee dislocations as a child, I have a rough idea of what you're going through. In my case, it took a few years of strapping and exercises to 'fix'.
         
        12-06-2012, 12:47 PM
      #15
    Yearling
    I got half my face torn off when I got kicked in the head when I was 8yo... A horse named Vail kicked me and it ripped the skin off the right side of my face from my eye upward to my hair line. My helmet is the only reason I did not die on impact. My eye was hanging out of my head and blood completely coated my body. According to my twin who saw me screaming running toward her "I looked like a zombie, you could see your skull and your eye bounced and shook as you ran". Lucky for me there was no bone damage (i believe God saved me). However, I lost half the sight in my right eye, and that's still very troublesome today. The doctors told me I would never see again or ride again and that the horrible black color of my skin and the scar would never go away. Obviously they were wrong. 3 surgeries and 6 months of solitude later... I was "good as new". I started riding again after 4 months of seeing therapy, I had no fear of the horses or the one that kicked me. The reason I was in solitude so long was because my eye was swollen shut and sealed shut by dry blood and eye excrete. My right side of my face was always bubbly and swollen, black and ugly purple and blue colored all over... my lip was swollen, everything on my face was distorted. My scar (Harry Potter scar, its a lightning bolt) was always slightly bleeding and deep red. So my parents kept me from going out into public to avoid people being scared of me or me being made fun of (the one time I went to the drug store with my mother 4 kids cried, 2 teens made fun of me, and 1 adult was asked to leave because he called me a demon.) BUT! Hey, im "fine" now! Only permanent damage is my vision, and my lightning bolt scar shows up when im mad. Hahaha :)
         
        12-06-2012, 01:29 PM
      #16
    Trained
    Sorry about your injuries!! **hugs**
    We should all stretch and warm up before we ride. For YOU (and my DH), stretching and warming up in mandatory. Your body has aged bc of your injury. Try to wear layers to keep your muscles warm bc they will relax and prevent unnecessary tissue tearing. You can ALWAYS take off a layer.
         
        12-06-2012, 04:19 PM
      #17
    Weanling
    Thanks for all your replies everyone!!

    I am going to look into physio when my benefits kick in, in the new year. If I can find that Cherry Juice I will get some, there are a few stores that sell natural products so I will search! As for leaving it to long, yup I did, biggest mistake ever. Feel like a idiot now! When I went to the hospital the nurses kept asking me "Why didn't you go to the hospital when this happened?" Well I was a stubborn teenager that believed I was fine. But because of that I cannot get immediate help since I have put it off so long. They scheduled me an appointment for an X-Ray, but I am still waiting for it (3 months of waiting now) to find out whats really wrong. Sure am kicking my self now.
         
        12-06-2012, 04:21 PM
      #18
    Trained
    You need someone like me, who likes to make cherry pies. =b
         
        12-06-2012, 04:56 PM
      #19
    Foal
    I got bucked off a horse and hit a wall. I compressed all the joints in my lower spine. I did physio for two years without much improvement. Eventually I found a pilates teacher ( I explained to her about my accident) and after two lessons I was armed with exercises that could take the pain away. Now, if it hurts I do ten minutes of pilates in the morning and that sorts it out.I'm not sure if this would work for your injury and, you need to make sure you find a good teacher as i'm sure doing the exercises incorrectly can do more harm than good. I hope you find something that works for you.
         
        12-12-2012, 09:13 PM
      #20
    Lis
    Yearling
    In 2007 I was bucked off and cracked my shoulder blade, possibly a rib or two underneath and tore the muscles in that side of my back. I have a lump of scar tissue that is visible through my skin, it stiffens up and hurts when it gets colder and is just a pig to deal with when it wants to be but I didn't do my physio properly which screwed it majorly. That's why I plan to follow what the physio says about my hip to the letter. I damaged my hip getting bucked off twice in a row and have done soft tissue damage and damaged the ligaments but it has taught me that crutches are rather fun.
         

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