Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Central Western NSW, Australia
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'.