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him in, the vet knew right away it was a sprain.  He gave my dog a shot of cortisone, and some pain pills... with the cortisone.  My dog showed immediate improvement after the shot, but we continued to keep him off his leg...
Diane, There are several things to consider when thinking about your question.  If your dog's painful leg is truly the result of some type of trauma, these considerations would be a problem...
.   If it's a rear leg, I'd be concerned about knee or hip problems, which are fairly common... to elbow problems. Usually if there's a problem in the foot, you'll see swelling and the dog...
tissue damage or even break a bone or bones in the foot. Re: the latter, treatment...
A truly sprained ankle might gradually get better on its own with proper confinement and restriction of activity.  A 12-year old dog might not recover as quickly as a younger dog...
LIMPING DOGS AND CATS by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven . Did the lameness appear spontaneously or was there an injury? Which leg is involved? A dog often holds up the paw or places less weight on a painful leg, especially one that has been recently injured. A dog...
problems, too? One difficulty with dogs with leg injuries is that they're quite stable on 3 legs... shifting weight to the rear legs--such as tug games--or jumping that forces the dog to put excess force...
SENIOR PETS, DOG BITES, AND SERVICE DOGS.... by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven between breedings. The law also limits the number of breeding dogs to 50. However, the AVMA says the law may not be the best way to improve the welfare of dogs in that state. "Unfortunately, Proposition B...
You could actually be seeing the results of a sprained ligament, a strained muscle, or some type of bony involvement in your dog's front leg.  Any of these might show what you're describing...favoring...
PROTECTING YOU AND YOUR DOG AT THE PARK.... by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven being tantalized by chicken bones or a jogger, getting your dog to break eye contact with “forbidden fruit... can get out of this "Dog Park" topic.  Well, it only makes sense that if you and/or your dog experience a problem...

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Symptoms ... symptoms are outlined below. Sprains A sprain is a stretch or ... » Read on
Treatment Most mild to moderate sprains and strains can be treated at home. Sp ... » Read on