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Old 05-12-2017, 10:16 AM
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Default Charlie is limping heavily

Hi all,
My Charlie has hurt his foot. He is limping very heavily and having trouble climbing, he's also holding it up all the time. It hasn't affected him otherwise as he still tweets at the top of his lungs and will fly around as much as he can (I'm tryi to restrict it so he doesn't land badly and hurt it further).

I took him to the vet yesterday and the vet used a cold laser on his leg/foot. I've never seen it before. Has anyone had any experience with these? The vet didn't give me any pain killers for him, is this normal so as not to mask the lasers effect?

Any advice would be really great!
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Old 05-12-2017, 10:27 AM
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That seems a bit odd, although I have never had any experience with this cold laser thingy. Maybe you could check with another vet by calling them? Or there are some online vets, although they charge for asking questions.
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Old 05-12-2017, 11:17 AM
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I'm not familiar with cold laser therapy, but the internet is indicating that it's not clear whether it's actually effective:

At least it's FDA-approved, so it's not some kind of bogus "flaming woo woo" treatment.

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