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    I posted last Sunday about echo getting hurt while training. She collided with a big limb stuck in the ground you couldn't see in the thick cover. Took her to the vet the next day and took x rays and said nothing was broke just a deep bruise and we should be able to return to training in a week and she gave her pain pills. After a couple days she seemed to be improving but the last couple days her limping has been getting worse and shes tryed to jump up on me a few times and squeels. Now im getting worried it could be something torn. Wouldnt you half to get an mri to see a tear? Its her front left leg that's injured.

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    I would think MRI would be the only way to determine exactly what the problem is. Could be a partial tear which can heal over time naturally or could need anchors put in depending on location. I hope she gets better and doesn't need anything too extreme.

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    Is there any particular area that is tender to touch. Does moving a specific limb or joint elicit pain? Is there any area warm to touch or swelling?

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    No area seems sore to the touch or feels warm. She kinda holds her foot up at that joint sometimes she can put weight on it. She seemed alot better still limping but better untill a couple of days ago and the limping is much worse and the squeels she gives every once in awhile make me a little nervous the impact looked to be on the left shoulder area. She doesn't show any sign of pain when I or the vet move any joints

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    You can either do the MRI now, or rest her for a good 6 weeks.... with anti-inflammatories... Ice, etc. If it returns, then do the MRI.
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    If it was me I think I would take her to a vet that specializes in joint or muscle injuries & get his opinion. If the dog has an injury that requires some type of medical attention better sooner than later.

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    I would take the dog back for a recheck and get a good, thorough physical exam to start with. Its possible that something is more apparent today than it was nearly a week ago. Likewise, I would consider taking your dog to an orthopedic specialist. You don't want an injury to heal improperly that could ultimately cost your dog its career due to chronic lameness.
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    Ive been resting her in her kennel more since yesterday and shes not limping near as bad right now

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    My boy (littermate to yours, Jerrod) took a big tumble over a couple of hidden rocks and punctured his wrist above the dewclaw pad in January.

    Although that was an obvious injury, as well as some rear toe scrapes on the same side, I took him to a doggie chiropractor after a week of so. I felt that 'gee, something else has to be out of whack after that much of a tumble'!

    And there was, yet not all that much. What did help was 3 laser treatments that doc did. And it also gave me peace of mind that after two weeks of rest, when he started limping again after a short day of some marks, I knew that the primary injury needed more time, and that there was not something else going on.

    Laser/chiro treatment was awesome. Something to consider (if it's available in your area) to try if the x-rays don't tell you enough.

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    The vet said to rest her for a week or untill she goes a couple days without limping im hoping shes just still a little sore going to give it a few more days and if not any better find a specialist. Im glad hes all better I love echo I think this was a very nice litter

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