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post #11 of 23 Old 10-31-2010, 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by mom2pride View Post
I know people who have had knee replacements and they still ride...some people I know have had a knee and a hip replacement, and they still ride too...guess it all depends on what the doc says you can and can't do...and I know for me, it would take a whole lot more than a "new knee" to keep me off of horses, hahahaha!
I meant that I would to have taken time off. I didn't realize until now that that wasn't worded great! My bad!
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post #12 of 23 Old 10-31-2010, 09:11 PM
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I'm with everyone here. Go to the doctor and get tests done for arthritis and other things. Just to rule out anything and to get you the treatment you need to feel better. Good luck~
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post #13 of 23 Old 10-31-2010, 10:17 PM
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regarding the shoulder pain, you may have injured the rotator cuff. I did mine , both of them, from different falls. One healed completely and the other did not, and probably will not. But the one that healed, it took a year to heal . A year. So, don't despair. Some of these ailments might pass.

I am currently having trouble with one knee in my dressage saddle and somewhat in the Western saddle too. I don't think this one will go away. It's just part of being middle aged. but you have a lot of healing power. Just don't want you to feel too discouraged about it.

Also, if you are pulling that hard on your horse to control it's speed, then he/she needs some work to reeducate her on the meaning of pressure on the bit. That's a whole 'nother subject/post, isn't it?

Let us know you you are doing and we hope you will heal soon.
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post #14 of 23 Old 11-08-2010, 03:59 PM
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My shoulder does the same thing,...i HAVE to stretch it before im going to be using italot, or im going to get a work out, try strechting your shoulder before riding/stalls.

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post #15 of 23 Old 11-08-2010, 05:04 PM
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I would definetly suggest seeing a doctor. He/she can probably help you figure out some different strengthening excercises that will help with your ankles and knees. Taking vitamins daily can also help. Once you start routinely taking them, it takes a couple of months for you to really start feeling the effects, but they will definetly help.

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post #16 of 23 Old 11-10-2010, 02:59 AM
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Also remember that your position on the horse can give you aches and pains. If you are sitting even slightly crooked, or maybe have one muscle slightly tense where it shouldn't be, you can get aches and pains like you're describing. Talk to your instructor about your position and where you are getting sore and see if they think the two may be linked.

Once you talk that through and act on it possibly, go and see you dr. Most likely they'll ask for ultrasound to be done, it could be something like bursitis, which is where the fluid lining your tendons becomes inflamed and makes it difficult for the tendons to move smoothly over your bones - hence the pain.
With your shoulder, do you get any pain off the horse, say doing up your bra or lifting your arm straight up to the side? These are classic symptoms of bursitis ;)
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post #17 of 23 Old 11-11-2010, 07:49 PM
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I agree with everyone, go see your doctor and be firm when you tell them where it hurts. Having said that i went to my doctor about having shoulder pain from doing stalls and she told me to take pain killers and rest it, she missed rotator cuff damage. I missed her out completely when the pain didn't go away and went to see a chiropractor who picked up the shoulder injury and that i have mild scoliosis and have had whiplash in the past (all things i didn't know)

Take care of yourself and get it seen to, if you don't it will only get worse.
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post #18 of 23 Old 11-11-2010, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
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My mom an me keep putting it off and forgetting. I think my mom mentioned booking an appointment soon.
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post #19 of 23 Old 11-21-2010, 10:56 PM
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Don't keep forgetting! :)
I have the same trouble, more in my left knee than my right knee. As everyone else has said, it's imperitive you go to the doctor, in fact, I'd ask my doctor to refer me to a specialist.
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post #20 of 23 Old 11-22-2010, 12:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Kayty View Post
Also remember that your position on the horse can give you aches and pains. If you are sitting even slightly crooked, or maybe have one muscle slightly tense where it shouldn't be, you can get aches and pains like you're describing. Talk to your instructor about your position and where you are getting sore and see if they think the two may be linked.
I agree with this. If I don't watch it with the manner in which I position my legs, my knees will start to act up. It's very important to keep your leg under you... and make sure your stirrups are the correct length. At one point I was having some discomfort and my instructor told me to lengthen the leathers by another hole. It doesn't seem like very much, but boy did it make a world of difference!
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