Guest Amber Posted November 26, 2015 Share Posted November 26, 2015 Poor Fey, she is pretty injury prone (compared to the veteran racers I had before...they were a lot tougher!). So at the end of August she was running at the beach chasing the ball with two of her dog pals and must have done something then, although no obvious moment of injury. A couple of days later she pulled up whilst running and held her right paw up. So we had been through some 'wristy' strains last year and I assumed it was the same thing again and went through several cycles of resting for a couple of weeks and then she would again pull up. Never lame inbetween time, walked fine and often after holding her paw up on running (normally chasing her ball) I would leash her but she still wanted to continue the walk and no signs of limping or on-going pain. But then there was an occasion about 5 weeks ago when she really pulled up screaming . She recovered after a few seconds and was OK to walk, but that got me more worried. We did leash walks only for weeks and gradually then some off leash and she seemed OK until I tried throwing a toy and straight away , sore again. So we went to the vet and he identified that her toe is swollen on right fore (not extremely swollen - I had not noticed it before) but he really couldn't say much about it, just said rest it for another week then gradually introduce off leash exercise. So we have been doing this and OK so far, but will she ever be able to do her favourite thing of playing fetch and chasing her ball again? The vet didn't take an x ray, but we are assuming it is a soft tissue injury. It doesn't look dislocated, just swollen. Only seems to hurt when she does 'hand brake turns' at speed. The only other thing I'm trying is a Chinese herb linament that I read about on some greyhound racing forums (some trainers swear by it for sprains and fractures) but she hates the smell lol and is a bit freaked out by it. Any ideas how long this will take to properly heal up? Should I get x rays done? Vet says that will likely only indicate if there is arthritis, I assume that means he doesn't think it is broken. He doesn't think there is any surgical remedy. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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