Broken joint in toe? *pics*

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by WoodenCoyote, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. WoodenCoyote

    WoodenCoyote In the Brooder

    Jan 18, 2014
    Sir Ceredigion, Cymru
    My 18-months hen Renfield is having trouble with one foot. She walks ok, but if she tries to run she starts limping and stumbling. One of the joints in her toe looks bruised and swollen compared to the match on the opposite foot - is it a break? She's in moult at the moment, I don't know if that has any bearing.

  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    My guess is that is is a broken or sprained toe, especially since that looks like a bruise above the joint. Can you check the other foot and leg joints in both feet for swelling, just in case it could be an infectious problem? There is not much treatment for a sprained or broken toe--it will probably heal in a couple of weeks without treatment.
  3. Akrnaf2

    Akrnaf2 The educated Rhino Premium Member

    Jul 5, 2014
    Center of Israel
    You can try to build such support facility, to support the broken toe. (Sorry about spelling errors in the photograph! Where it says type it is adhisive tape!)


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