Please see this link for reference - Swelling along tendon? Please, please read. =|
Long story short, Ricci's leg has been swollen along the tendon for a month now. No heat, no lameness, and no pain when palpated.
I talked to a vet. He said that without seeing it or doing an ultrasound, there is no way to know how serious it could be, but it's definitely a good sign that it's not painful. I told him that I had heard it may be a sprain/strain, and he said that there is almost always some kind of pain involved if that were the case. He suggested a heated poultice or liniment to wrap on it to help get the blood moving in that area.
Now, what kind should I get? Are there any brands or specific things I should look for? I've never had to use something like it before, so I have no idea what to look for. And as far as applying it, I have quilts and polos, but should there be anything between the liniment and the quilt? Should I wrap and/or put the liniment on both legs, or can I put it on just the one? How long should I keep it on for?
Please and thank you for any input!