I have a tortoise which suffers from big swelling in his right leg specially above his knee months ago and it becomes worse .he can not use it and his movement becomes less and slow , some holes appear in his leg with yellowish color then they become rigid and I feel so sad because I do not know what to do . the problem is no reptile vet around us ,I hope you help me because I tried lot s with him ,I gave him voltaren and fucidin cream but without improvement.
It could be an infectious cutaneous bacterial or fungal process but a clinical exploration will be necessary to reach an adequate diagnosis.
This is a sign that something is failing, be it nutrients (adequate food, vitamins), temperature, exposure to direct sunlight, or excess or lack of moisture. Another reason would be the organic causes, such as infections by algae or fungi, etc.
On the other hand, the most likely causes may be an infectious process or an inflammatory process, so it would need treatment as soon as possible. You should take him to a veterinary clinic, so they can check Salhof, find the cause and treat him.
All the best,