Yes, it is swollen. After you get it taped up, you're gonna have to put it in a bowl of some sort with lots of tissue or something soft under it. You can't just leave it sitting on a hard flat surface. The legs have to be able to go down in the natural position. They can't do that on a hard flat surface. Or put him in a bowl with a small towel wrapped around him like a donut to keep him up, and keep the legs under him. Make sure if you wrap them, that it isn't hurting him. That leg is pretty bad.Here is one way to do it.Check out this link.