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1. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 8y

I had been on a vacation to a village. I along with my friend were enjoying a bike ride across the lush green fields when suddenly a huge buffalo came in our way. The bike hit the buffalo which stood her ground but unfortunately we were grounded !!!

I fell on my back and my lower back and ass has been paining since then. I am now worried as my legs are also paining along with the lower back and hips. Has anyone experienced such type of pain and i was told that if it is a nerve pain it will take days before it subsides. I have tried massage but it has not worked

Can anyone suggest some remedial measures like ointment, massage etc

2. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 8y

arif_kool. You have my sympathies.

I slipped over badly in July and was in a lot of pain in my left knee. I've had physio and have seen a knee specialist. I've had a scan and have torn a ligament and it won't fully repair itself. I need to have a knee operation. Prior to this I was running about 10 - 15km per week and since then I haven't run at all.

I hope you get better.

3. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 8y

Most recommend ice the first few days. I use a bag a frozen peas to relieve pain. Place the frozen peas over the area, leave in place until it is too uncomfortable, take a break, repeat. After the first week, most recommend heat to increase circulation, taking the waste products away from the injured site. A heating pad or if you have access, a hot tub. The older I get, there more I enjoy a hot whirlpool. I have also used chiropractors when a nerve is pinched. Good luck with your back.

4. Posted by bwiiian (Travel Guru 768 posts) 8y

I used to have back problems and my doctor gave me some yoga exercises to do and it sorted it out really quickly, so perhaps you could try yoga. But make sure you talk to an expert in yoga as the wrong exercises could make it worse.

5. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 8y

Thanks to all of u for the help:)

The heating pad and light exercise seems to have worked and im getter better now. The pain in the ass has gone but the lower back still troubles. Maybe it will ease in a couple of days:)

[ Edit: Edited on Oct 14, 2008, at 3:34 AM by arif_kool ]

6. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

I busted my knee years ago just before going to Spain, and it bothers me every time I walk for long periods and do a lot of going down stairs or hills. After walking up and down Quebec City this weekend, I was limping trying to walk down the endless staircase to the lower city. My knee was giving off those horrid electric sparks. Never have been able to figure out what that is...

7. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 8y

Quoting tway

I was limping trying to walk down the endless staircase to the lower city. My knee was giving off those horrid electric sparks. Never have been able to figure out what that is...

Walking downstairs can really put pressure on the knees if there was an injury in the past. Get ur knee examined and if possible do some Yogic exercises recommended for the knees !!

It is always tough descending a mountain than it is while ascending it !!!

8. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 8y

Hi there Arif,
For what it's worth, my 2 cents: I got this lower back injury earlier this year while painting the house and turning all of a sudden when my girlfriend asked something. The advise was to walk a lot! And it did work!
Take care!

9. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 8y

Thanks Michael.

thats very true, walking has really eased out the pain in my case too. Everyday while coming from office i walk for about 3km along the Marine Drive which is quite refreshing too !!!

I am feeling much better now:)

10. Posted by zaksame (Respected Member 571 posts) 8y

Hi, I'm a buffalo from a village.
Recently I was minding my own business and some people ran into me on a bicycle. Because my feet were stuck in the mud I couldn't fall and expend some of the energy but the people who ran into me fell right over. My legs are now really sore and I find it difficult to sit down in the evenings to chew the cud.
I'm worried that I won't be able to do any of the things I used to do and may even develop arthritis. Is there anyone there who can recommend a good buffalo doctor?

P.S. I'm really sorry you're feeling pain and hope it goes away real soon.
Your friend
Jasmine R. Buffalo.