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post #1 of 7 Old 01-08-2010, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Really down after the news I got yesterday :(

So on Oct 16th I was riding my mare and she is only 3 and TB, so for sure still growing and she doesnt have very prominate withers. Anyways, we were just doing some trot work, getting her to focus on me asking her to really listen and suddenly she tripped and fell on to her knees picthing me up onto her neck cause I was caught by complete surpize and she couldnt get up so she was swimming on her knees for about 15-20 feet all the way down the long lide from the letter B and I was just tryping to get my feet out of the stirrups and coudnt caouse of all the forward falling boucny feeling and i was then able to final get my self off but she couldnt still get up and she rolled ontop of me she is pretty small but she was then able to get up and I jumped up making sure her legs were okay and if somthing was way wrong, I was wearing a helmet and so I was like okay I am fine I was way more worried about Klassy as that was her first fall adn my 1st fall off of her and poor thing was just shaking likea leaf, i tried walking her around and she wasnt limping at all, was actuly more intrested to see if I was okay and still pretty shakey, walk trot both ways not limping or lame and no blood on me or her. So I went to untack her in thr cross ties and she wouldnt turn around... just refused. Then I felt her legs again, this wa 10 minutes after the fall and I had already left her legs and no heat or blood... but now it was really warm and startingto sweel, so I hada friend untack her for me just there wasnt going to ask her to turn around cause I knew she was in pain. I then cold hosed her for 20 minutes and hand walked her with her cooler on around the barn and cold osed it again, by now the sweeling looked likea water mellon. so I wrapped it up ina stable wrap and told the barn owners to call me if she looked at all under the weather and that she was on stall rest till further notice. I came out the next day I came out really early and checked her out, swelling was the same and thankfully she wasnt limping! so I cold hosed it put a little liniment on all her legs and stayed with her for about 3 hours just grooming her tending to her leg. ANyways she wound up being fine after 3 weeks of stall rest... well if you recall I said she rolled on me... my hip and whole right leg was pretty sore and brusied but i was usedto painand just shrugged it off and tried to take advil and rest a little more. Well resntly my knee has just been a bloody murdering pain. cramps up, really swollen and just really painful adn star are a NO NO... I went to the Dr yesterday and as soon as she saw my knee she was like you need to go to a orthipetic... turns out all from this accident, I have loss of mucle mass in my leg, severe fuild build up in and on my knee, so I havea a heck of a time getting onto a orthipetic dr and till thenI cant ride and my mom wont let me even go see my horse cause I have no bike right now and thats out of the question as well as walking a mile on my bad knee. IM SOO MAD AND UPSET! I was just starting to get my show stuff togther for april and all and now I dont even know what going to happen with my knee. Loss of muscle mass? WT..... does it mean surgery? rehab for my leg? what! I have no answers and no pain killers and I am in so much pain I cant sleep and want to just takea chain saw to it!
so yeah. I havea really messed up knee and the pain is going down into my shin like a really really bad shinsplint.... SO MAD. I wound up not able to go shpping today for my friends baby and my Xmas gift card to Forever21. BLAH
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post #2 of 7 Old 01-08-2010, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
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This is my effed up knee. It is the right keft knee in the picture with both my knees... you know the really fat red one filled with fluid. The other one is a pic I just took for this post.
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post #3 of 7 Old 01-08-2010, 11:14 PM
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Owww!!! I am glad your mares not it to much pain. But your knees look painful! I hope you get to see your horse in the the "healing process". Feel better...

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post #4 of 7 Old 01-08-2010, 11:29 PM
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I feel your pain. I put a saddle on my mare for the first time, hopped up on her, had someone lead her around, and she was amazing. Then she decided to spook when the cat jumped up onto the rock next to the arena, and the safest thing for me to do was jump off, so I went to jump off to the left, and right after I pushed off her withers, she dodged to the left underneath me, so in mid air I had to change trajectory, and ended up landing on my right knee. I still haven't gone to the doctor, though I should. Got a nasty burn on my knee, and I can't ride because its too painful. Knee is definately swollen, and things aren't moving right. I honestly don't know what they mean by loss of muscle, but I would think that they need to wait until the fluid swelling goes down before they can really do much about it. Hoping for the best for you.
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post #5 of 7 Old 01-09-2010, 12:10 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks, yeah its really painfull, Klassy is fine, my trainer is taking over her training undersaddle and stuff until I can come out work her on the lounge line and in hand.... I am sorry about Ur knee! We should stat a group for the crippled horse riders lol
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post #6 of 7 Old 01-09-2010, 12:33 AM
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Less than a month till my knee surgery -- I've been injured since May 2008, and banned from the saddle since September, when I really re-injured it by riding. I feel your pain!
If you have a loss of muscle mass, it's likely due to you not using it properly. If you're injured, you're likely to be walking differently and not using that leg as much as you could/should, which has resulted in a decrease of actual muscle in your leg - mine is currently very weakened as I can't even walk on it much at this point.
My first suggestion? Go see a GOOD physiotherapist. A lot of knee issues can be resolved with physiotherapy - but you HAVE to be diligent about the exercises they give you. If there is excess fluid, your GP might want to drain it, or just use PT (physiotherapy) exercises to decrease the swelling. Mine is now chronically swollen due to the damage (that we think is there - nobody knows what's wrong with my knee!)
Talk to your GP, Orthopedist, and physiotherapist, and see if they think if there is any significant damage; if so, the next step is diagnostic imaging (an MRI is very common) to see if there is damage, and if so, what and how bad. Then you can discuss things from there :)
Good luck, and feel free to PM me if you have any questions.
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post #7 of 7 Old 01-09-2010, 01:25 PM
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Ouch. Hope you feel better soon!
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