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    Default Sports injury limp or something else?

    I mentioned before that Bella has had a limp in her front right leg. It started right after vigorous play with another dog. The vet checked her out and determined that it was a "sports injury." They gave her meds, which helped.

    This all was months ago.

    Since that time, she's limped periodically, but it was never terrible and never for very long. She would limp when she gets up in the a.m. sometimes.

    The other day she started a slight limp again. They noticed it at daycare and suggested an xray.


    She is 10 months old. Should I have the vet do an MRI or an XRay? (If I do, she'd need anesthesia again. UGH.) Should I just try supplements?

    Previously, they felt her leg and said it feels fine. Didn't seem injured at all. This is why they determined it to be a sports injury.

    Anyway, should I worry? What should I do?
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    Default Re: Sports injury limp or something else?

    hmm.. if it's on and off i would get an x-ray. they don't need to put her under, just sedate her. yes, that has risks but they're minimal, not like anesthesia.


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    Default Re: Sports injury limp or something else?

    we had a recurring limp and ended up asking for an x-ray. thankfully it didn't show anything bad, but we still had to really keep her calm and basically on crate rest for a long time for recovery. Joints, when injured, will progressively become damaged if not allowed to heal properly.

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    Thanks guys! So, an xray over an MRI?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cali Doll View Post
    Thanks guys! So, an xray over an MRI?
    Yes x-ray.
    Did your vet recommend an MRI?


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    Quote Originally Posted by nycbullymama View Post
    Yes x-ray.
    Did your vet recommend an MRI?
    No, they recommended an xray. I did a search on the forums for limping and I saw MRIs mentioned in a post or two.
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    Default Re: Sports injury limp or something else?

    really? weird..
    i'd go by what your vet says and do an x-ray. if there's anything wrong, between an exam and the x-ray they should be able to tell.


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    OK, thank you guys!!
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    X-ray should not require any anesthesia - Tyson had them done for his arthritis, they did have to hold him down but that's it. X-ray is quick & should give you some answers.


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    Default Re: Sports injury limp or something else?

    Let us know what Vet says, she may just need longer time to
    recover (more crate rest) from sports injury.

    Cami had one and limped off & on, took in for xrays, that Vet
    said do ACL surgery (on the other leg too), sent her home with
    pain meds & anti-inflammatories & complete crate rest. After
    researching, decided to try joint supplements and no jumping
    at all (put mattress on floor, no sofa time, etc) and she healed
    fine. I was there when she injured her leg, believe it was more
    sprained than torn, we were lucky! Let us know about Bella!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Carol View Post
    Let us know what Vet says, she may just need longer time to
    recover (more crate rest) from sports injury.

    Cami had one and limped off & on, took in for xrays, that Vet
    said do ACL surgery (on the other leg too), sent her home with
    pain meds & anti-inflammatories & complete crate rest. After
    researching, decided to try joint supplements and no jumping
    at all (put mattress on floor, no sofa time, etc) and she healed
    fine. I was there when she injured her leg, believe it was more
    sprained than torn, we were lucky! Let us know about Bella!
    Oh, that's comforting to hear! Thank you, love!
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    I'm going to have her xrayed today. I was already told that they might have to sedate if she's too wiggly. What type of sedation meds are OK to use?? I told them to call me before they sedate.
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