Dr. C came out yesterday and evaluated Kaswyn again. Unfortunately Kaswyn was still very sore over his haunches (what Dr. C called his whorl bones), although his back was better. He had me ride him and then checked him again. His back was even better after my ride, but his haunches were still sore.
He suggested another mesotherapy treatment, saying that we didn't get the dramatic improvement in his soreness that we got from the first treatment last time. While he was prepping the medications I thought about how Kaswyn had been running the fenceline at turnout for at least two weeks. Dr. C was interested in this, and I described how Kaswyn was running down the fence, stopping, spinning on his hind legs, and running back up the fence. I said "When I saw what he was doing I asked them to change the turnout situation because I was afraid he was going to hurt himself." Dr. C said "Well, I think he did hurt himself."
Dr. C said he suspects that Kaswyn strained his hocks and might be carrying inflammation there. Pain in his hocks would cause Kaswyn to not bend the joints, which would result in the stabbing motion we're seeing in the right hind leg. This stabbing movement makes the muscles that are behind the hip bones very sore. Normally he would just inject the hocks, but knowing Kaswyn's history he wants to try and decrease the inflammation with topical Surpass cream first. So Kaswyn got mesotherapy yesterday, another shot of Polyglycan, and topical Surpass twice a day on both hocks for four days.
I'll ride Kaswyn tomorrow, then again on Tuesday. Then Dr. C comes out again on Thursday. If Kaswyn's haunches are still sore, then Dr. C is going to want to inject the hocks. I'm not sure how I feel about this. Kaswyn's not really lame, but it is evident that his haunches are sore. Dr. C said "He's at about 90% right now, so you'd be injecting the hocks to get that last 10%. The question is, is that worth it?"
I don't know. I'll just have to think about it. Would time off make it better? Or should I just inject?