how long does leg inflammation last in a parakeet

by Sherri Moorer
(Columbia, SC)

My 3 year old parakeet has recently recovered from a kidney infection. The vet said that the infection caused inflammation in a nerve on his leg, and it's healing very slowly. The vet gave him 2 shots for the inflammation, but he's still gimpy on that leg after 2 weeks. How long does it take for this inflammation to go down? He's not swollen, and can use the leg - he just doesn't use it much.