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I have read a lot on here about problems with toes, feet, corns etc. My 5 year old grey was playing with stuffies in the living room tonight like usual and she gave out a little whine. I looked over and she was holding up her right front paw. On close inspection, I saw one of her middle toes was cocked at a wrong angle. I barely touched it and it lightly popped (like when you crack your knuckle) and went straight again. She did not make a peep. I know it was dislocated. My question is what to do about it? She stopped playing after this and I feel bad for her. I'm sure this is a common problem. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

 

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Really kind of depends. Since it was a middle toe and popped right back, could be a one-time thing and she won't have the problem again. When one of mine dislocates, I usually try to leash-walk only for a couple weeks and wrap the foot to keep everything supported. I would definitely do that if you see any swelling or bruising this morning. If not, maybe just keep an eye on it and take those actions if she does it again. Good luck!

Star aka Starz Ovation (Ronco x Oneco Maggie*, litter #48538), Coco aka Low Key (Kiowa Mon Manny x Party Hardy, litter # 59881), and mom in Illinois
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You can soak in cold water for the first 48 hours to minimize the swelling, if you want. Otherwise, I'd just leash walk for a few weeks and minimize activity. If it popped right back and and stayed there, it probably won't be too big of a deal to heal up on it's own. It's the ones that pop out and keep popping out that are a PITA.

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Thanks! So far the toe has now poppped out two times. There is no swelling or bruising I can see. I can palpate the toe and it doesn't seem painful. What kind of wrap do you suggest? Wrapping the whole foot? A splint?

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I would leash walk only, then, and do a supportive wrap. Being a middle toe, yours is way different from our last situation, but this might give you some ideas: http://forum.greytalk.com/index.php/topic/236108-dislocated-toe-our-wrap-job-which-worked/page__p__4146449__hl__dislocated__fromsearch__1?do=findComment&comment=4146449

 

Wouldn't splint it, just try to support the toe so that it can't move around in the way that it dislocates.

Star aka Starz Ovation (Ronco x Oneco Maggie*, litter #48538), Coco aka Low Key (Kiowa Mon Manny x Party Hardy, litter # 59881), and mom in Illinois
We miss Reko Batman (Trouper Zeke x Marque Louisiana), 11/15/95-6/29/06, Rocco the thistledown whippet, 04/29/93-10/14/08, Reko Zema (Mo Kick x Reko Princess), 8/16/98-4/18/10, the most beautiful girl in the whole USA, my good egg Joseph aka Won by a Nose (Oneco Cufflink x Buy Back), 09/22/2003-03/01/2013, and our gentle sweet Gidget (Digitizer, Dodgem by Design x Sobe Mulberry), 1/29/2006-11/22/2014, gone much too soon. Never forgetting CJC's Buckshot, 1/2/07-10/25/10.

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