Homeopathic Remedies for Horse Riders after a fall

Homeopathic remedies for horse riders (I am the one in the brown shirt)

As a horse rider I know first hand how homeopathic remedies can help horse riders after an injury or a fall.

I first discovered homeopathy after a fall from my horse. I was with a group of other riders, and luckily for me, someone had Arnica on them (which at that time, over 21 years ago, I had never heard of).

The next morning I couldn’t believe I wasn’t stiff and was able to move freely which felt like a miracle especially as I’d  fallen off at speed.

If you follow me on social media you will know that more recently (October 2022) I had a nasty fall.  I broke my back, pelvis and fractured my acetabulum.  I had had a hip replacement a year earlier and I believe when I fell there was no give from the titanium in the new hip hence the amount of damage I sustained.

The first remedy I took before going to hospital was Arnica.  I had to have an operation to fix my acetabulum and my sacro-iliac joint. I used homeopathy during my 4 weeks stay in hospital and throughout my recovery and healed beautifully.

There are many remedies that can be taken in different situations, including remedies that will accelerate healing and bone repair so I thought it would be helpful to share the remedies that I am never without.

Arnica – most riders are aware of this remedy. Take immediately after a fall. You know that feeling when you fall, hit the ground, try to get up and tell everyone you are feeling okay but clearly you aren’t. It not only helps with bruising but helps with the initial shock of falling. It comes in pillule and cream form.
NB: Arnica cream should never be applied to broken skin.

Hypericum – A remedy that helps with injuries in areas that are rich in nerve endings, there are usually sharp shooting pains, e.g if you have fallen on your coccyx you may experience this type of pain.

Nat Sulph – you should think of this remedy when you’ve had a bang to the head, or you being to experience symptoms after an injury to the head.

Calendula – if you are a regular reader of my blogs you will know that this is one of my favourites. In it’s tincture form it will help stem bleeding and will disinfect any wounds. It also aids healing from inside out where there are cuts and bruises. It can be used in tincture form and in pillule form.

Ruta – consider this remedy when there are injuries to ligaments, tendons and the periosteum or the lining of the bones. It is available in cream and pillule form.

Rhus Tox – this is when there is stiffness the next day but pains improve on movement.

Symphytum
– this remedy is known as bone knit and is a remedy that should be considered when bones have been broken but a word of caution is you should be satisfied that the bones are setting in the right place before using this remedy.  I would never prescribe it until I’ve seen the second x-ray after a break.

I use all of the above remedies and have prescribed them many times to my patients, friends and my horses.

I also prescribe remedies to my regular patients to help them recover after an operation and usually when my patients return for check ups their consultant always comments on how well they are doing and are happy with the progress made.

If you are interested in learning more about homeopathy I have an on-line course that will give you basic knowledge to be able to prescribe in first aid situations and other symptoms such as coughs, colds, flu etc.  This course will give you the knowledge and confidence to prescribe remedies at home for acute illnesses and falls. You can find out more here.