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Thank-you for requesting me. I have been a Vet tech for 30+ years with interest in Reptiles and reptile rescue.
Can you tell me about the diet?
Where is the tortoise housed?UVB light age of bulb strength?
Is the tortoise passing normal stools?
Can you post a picture of the leg?
The Picture did not come through. You can use the paper clip icon in the tool bar. Your husbandry sounds great as well with the diet. I could not see the picture, so if you can resend them it would be good. I have a suspicion that the leg like you suspect could be a self inflicted injury or this may be the onset of gout which is common in reptiles. It can be painful, cause swelling in the leg. You can read more about gout here : http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=17+1796&aid=2496 I suggest a Herp Vet visit to have her checked out. Renal or kidney failure is very common in tortoises. The Herp Vet may do some blood work and a Xray to determine what is going on. They can give some pain medication and treat accordingly. Please let me know if you need a Herp Vet and I can help locate one with your State or Country.