General information on Joint Sprain
Sudden stretching or tearing of the ligaments in and around the joint can cause a strain in the joint.
Symptoms of Joint Sprain
The symptoms of a joint sprain are swelling of the tissues, pain over the joint, temporary lameness.
Treatments for Joint Sprain
Confine the dog to a small closed area to restrict activity. Wrap cold packs in a towel and secure with a loose gauze wrap. Apply cold packs to the area for 15 to 30 minutes, three to four times a day, for the first 24 hours. After the first day, switch to warm, moist compresses for 15 to 30 minutes, three times a day, for the next 2 to 3 days.
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