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Doctor I race horse and have one that have popped a curve do

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Doctor I race horse and have one that have popped a curve do I need to go ahead an get it freeze fired
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  DrMelJ replied 1 year ago.

Hi there. Thanks for the question. I am assuming you mean a curb. The area on the backside of the the plantar ligament is inflamed and swollen. Firing these areas or bucked skins is not considered the best therapy anymore. It is more damaging then it is healing. I would recommend looking into shockwave therapy which is much more beneficial in easing pain and helping to heal the ligament. If you have not had it ultra sounded, that might be a good idea as well to make sure you don't have a major tear in the ligament. In summary, shockwave, icing or cold poulticing, and rest se the best therapy for a curb injury. I hope this helps. Best of luck.