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What is guarding or favoring joint? Had injured pelvis on one side.

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Dr. Richard Rosenthal
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In brief: See below

Guarding is done to prevent further injury to a previously injured area of the body.
When an animal or person has an injury, they naturally put more weight on and/or favor the injured side (they tend to avoid using or weighting the injured area).

In brief: See below

Guarding is done to prevent further injury to a previously injured area of the body.
When an animal or person has an injury, they naturally put more weight on and/or favor the injured side (they tend to avoid using or weighting the injured area).
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