there are three joints in the lower extremities; the hip, the knee, and the ankle. Each joint shares in the load of vector force when you are active with your legs. When you stabilize one of those joints usin
there are two factors in answering your question.
The first is how you are caring for yourself during the healing. If you are skimping on sleep and eating fast food, while drinking sugary, caffeinated beverages, t
Maybe swimming? My wife was in physical therapy for several months, and they had her doing swimming with a long foam noodle. She would sit on the noodle and move her legs around. The noodle supported her weight in the water.
You could actually be seeing the results of a sprained ligament, a strained muscle, or some type of bony involvement in your dog's front leg. Any of these might show what you're describing...favoring...
This could involve anything from a bad bruise to a sprain to a partial (or complete) dislocation to a fracture to an infection.
Your best bet is to have your dog examined by your veterinarian, possibly
If this has happened before, I'd be concerned about joint problems rather than soft tissue ones. If it's a rear leg, I'd be concerned about knee or hip problems, which are fairly common and more so in animals who have been
A truly sprained ankle might gradually get better on its own with proper confinement..., but it should get better eventually.
The problem here is that you don't know if it is just a sprain or if it's...
him in, the vet knew right away it was a sprain. He gave my dog a shot of cortisone, and some pain pills... for about a week just to make sure he didn't resprain. We found out that sometimes dog sprains get worse...