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Jack recently diagnosed with hip flexor strain. He became painful after a very hard run in the yard, pulled up with a very loud Yelp. Did not seem to get better after rest, vet put him on anti inflammatory and muscle relaxer. Anyone have a similar injury, curious about healing time and any rehab advice. Vet offered laser therapy or PT. thanks for any input.

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Went to a vet who is new in practice, not impressed for many reasons. Anyway, she recommended rest also, do you think short leash walks are OK? Jack seems stiffer if he is not at least getting a short walk in during the day. He is more comfortable today, much less yelping getting up and down, is sleeping better at night and is now eating more. The meds seem to be helping but I do not want to overdo it. Thanks for the input, I think this is going to be a longer recovery than I initially thought. Will look into chiropractic.

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My boy is currently under treatment for an iliopsoas strain. He is on muscle relaxers, novox, and must be leash walked for at least a month to six weeks. He is also undergoing acupuncture. We are just starting week 3, and I've stopped the novox because he isn't indicating any pain, but vet says to keep up with the muscle relaxers until further notice.

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My boy was on rimadyl for 3 months. We monitored his bloods to make sure the NSAID didn't make for cranky kidneys or an upset liver.

The rimadyl needs to be continued-it's not given just for pain but, to reduce inflammation. We only did short leash walks-blocked off the stairs and limited jumping in and out if the car.

Compare this injury to tendonitis.

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