Elbow Dysplasia

This condition is similar to hip dysplasia, except it occurs in the elbow joint when the humerus and lower leg bones are unable to articulate properly due to abnormal development of the elbow joint. When the ‘cushion’ between the 2 bones wears away, pain and inflammation of the joint can occur.

Symptoms

      • Lameness
      • Limping
      • Pain
      • Reduced range of motion
      • Fluid buildup in joint
      • Tendency for dog to hold affected limb from body

How massage can benefit

  • Relief of pain and tension in compensating muscles
  • Decrease stiffness
  • Reduce soreness
  • Improve flexibility and range of motion
  • Improve strength of muscles