I'll try to keep everything as short and concise as I can. I currently have a 6-year-old EE hen, Leonard, who is suffering a relapse of bumblefoot. She had a case of Bumblefoot last year, also around late July/early August. Back then, my treatment regimen consisted of trying to remove the plugs on the first day, then soaking her feet in Epsom salts for five minutes for a week, followed by applying Neosporin on the scabs and wrapping bandages on her feet daily. After roughly a week of this, the swelling appeared to have gone down significantly and she was declared 'cured' and released back into the flock. Fast forward to last Thursday. I picked Leonard up and saw that her left foot looked so swollen it was ready to burst. The Bumblefoot was back. I looked up one of the more famous Bumblefoot treatment treads here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=236649 as well as a few others and attempted to follow the instructions as best I could. Nothing really went as planned or expected. After soaking her feet in Epsom salt water for a few minutes, I attempted to remove the plug and any other potential buildup in the foot. Once the scab was removed, there was literally no pus, plug, or diseased-looking gunk to be seen. Her foot was only filled with blood. An attempt on the other foot yielded similar results- no plug or explanation for the buildup. A few days later, it looked like even though the scab on her left foot was healed, the swelling had not gone down significantly. Two attempts to lance the foot (once in the pad near the scab site and once in the webbing of her toe, where there was lots of swelling and an unidentified mass) only revealed blood and no discharge of any sort. Besides the swollen foot, Leonard seems alert, active, and healthy. I really have no clue what I've done wrong at this point and what course of action I need to take. I'm wary about trying to dig into her feet again simply because nothing has ever come out of it. Am I doing something wrong, or is there another way to treat this?