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My Dog Charlie has Hyperextension of the Carpal Ligament, While it is not Completely Collapsed Yet, I Think He's Putting Too Much Pressure on the Paw. What Would You Recommend?

My Dog Charlie has Hyperextension of the Carpal Ligament, While it is not Completely Collapsed Yet, I Think He's Putting Too Much Pressure on the Paw. What Would You Recommend?

Charlie ideally needs as much support as he can get along his ligaments so he doesn’t increase the chance of a complete carpal hyperextension rupture or collapse.

In terms of carpal splints and supports, there are a couple of options:

  1. A rigid carpal splint (firm support) - The Carpal Splint is a lightweight dog brace designed to immobilise and keep your dog's carpal joint totally straight, full-rigid and immobilised. This Carpal Splint is ideal for tendon and ligament damage as it gives complete stabilisation, keeping the carpal joint firm. The Walkin' Carpal Splint supports your dog's wrist or carpus only and does not extend under the foot or paw of your dog. The Carpal Splint is positioned at the back of the dog's front leg and is adjusted with padded Velcro straps secured over the front of the leg. Find the splint here. https://zoomadog.co.uk/products/152-ww-carpal-splint-full-support 
  2. A firm wrap and splint combined - Give your dog the carpal support it needs! The Balto Joint Carpal Compression Band is excellent for injuries or weakness around your dog's front carpal and wrist, including arthritis and ligament issues. With adjustable straps and ergonomic design, your dog will be back to running in no time! This brace also offers protection for cuts or injuries to the dog's lower leg and also offers post-operative support and protection. Find it here: https://zoomadog.co.uk/products/441-balto-joint-carpal-compression-band
  3. A hard wrap (moderate support) - The Therapaw Carpo Flex X Wrap offers moderate to firm support to your dog's wrist and carpal joint. This will support ligament or tendon damage, post-operative support, carpal hyper-extension, chronic arthritis and general weakness in the wrist. Your dog can enjoy all normal activities whilst wearing this support. This support also contains an optional nylon strap that can be fastened anywhere inside the wrap to give your dog additional support to a chosen area. Find the wrap here: https://zoomadog.co.uk/products/112-tp-carpo-flex-x-wrap-moderate-support 

Read more on Carpal Hyperextension - Causes, Prevention and How to Help here: https://zoomadog.co.uk/collections/dog-carpal-hyperextension 

Find Carpal Hyperextension Braces and Supports here: https://zoomadog.co.uk/collections/carpal-hyperextension-braces-supports 

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