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Asthma attack occurring while horse riding only rarely, with no warning, is there a way other than pre-treating to prevent them, as I ride every day?

Asthma attack occurring while horse riding  only  rarely, with no warning, is there a way other than pre-treating to prevent them, as I ride every day?

Asthma: It might be the area where you are riding. Pollen, dust and other allergens are typical causes for asthma. Even humidity might trigger it. Please evaluate your triggering factors and try to avoid them. Prevention is the best treatment. Try to change your track and see if it helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more


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What can I do about ankle pain after horse riding?

What can I do about ankle pain after horse riding?

Saddle riding: It may be the conditioning prior to riding or the technique that may be causing your ankle pain inside the stirrups. Make sure only the ball of your feet is secured on the saddle. Also, bracing your ankle before, during and icing afterward can help. ...Read more

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What to do for pinching pain and locked elbow while horse riding?

What to do for pinching pain and locked elbow while horse riding?

Elbow extension: If your elbow is still locked, you need an x-ray. You could try heat and gentle motion with an anti-inflammatory if you don't think it is locked. I would strongly advise an x-ray. ...Read more

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Can you give me advice for pinching pain and locked elbow while horse riding?

Can you give me advice for pinching pain and locked elbow while horse riding?

Need to get that: elbow medically evaluated to determine the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Fractured L3 transverse process 8 weeks ago.No pain 95% of time but lying down can have 'tweak'.If I start back horse riding now can I do more damage?

Fractured L3 transverse process 8 weeks ago.No pain 95% of time but lying down can have 'tweak'.If I start back horse riding now can I do more damage?

No. these heal no---: -MATTER WHAT U DO.TRY IT & IF IT HRTS, WAIT A FEW DAYS & HAVE @ IT AGAIN. EVENTUALLY THE PAIN WILL SUBSIDE. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go horse riding with heart failure?

Is it safe to go horse riding with heart failure?

Yes: As long as it does not involve too much exercise on your part. Make sure you have a companion, and that medical help is not too far. ...Read more

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Is horse riding safe while pregnant in 1st trimester?

Is horse riding safe while pregnant in 1st trimester?

Yes: you might get some different opinions on this, but there is no compelling reason - and certainly no evidence to suggest you can't do it. Of course, whether riding horses is ever completely safe (thinking of falls particularly) is also worth taking into account. ...Read more