Any advice would be greatly appreciated I have a 9 year old very fit and active golden retriever who started limping a few months ago. We took her to the vets who examined her and said she was extremely tight around the shoulder and first thought maybe the onset of arthritis/she prescribed some antiinflammatries, synoquin and to get a bio flow collar as well as restrict her walks. She suggested a check up after 6 weeks, 3 weeks later there was no signs of improvement so we took her back and they suggested xrays so we could at least see what the problem was and then deal with as well as some stronger anti inflammintries (these didnt do anything either). First xrays thought slight elbow dysplasia so referred her to a surgeon, the surgeon initially though possibly disc in her spine pushing on a nerve but when we visited him and examined her he said it was definitely her shoulder. She then had an arthroscopy which showed no damage to her shoulder joint but it was very inflamed so he flushed the joint and gave a steroid injection. He advised no going up stairs, no jumping in and out of the car only lead walks etc He said we needed to help build up the muscle as she had some muscle wastage and hopefully the injection will have taken the inflammation allowing us to do this and to come back in 4 weeks to check on her. She didnt limp for around 5 days and then it came back as bad as it was before. I took her back to the vets to ask if this was normal and they said it can only last a week to 2 weeks but should last a few months, they assured me that at least if it had worked we had established the problem was definitely in the shoulder. I spoke with the surgeon again who confirmed there was nothing wrong with her joint purely the muscle around it. I am going back to see him Tuesday but just wondered if anyone else has had experience of this and can offer me some advice as my little girl is so active and doesnt take pain seriously which is why it worries me something is wrong for her to be limping. Ive cut her walks down to just a walk around the park which she is hating and making her more hyperactive and I hate as shes not living life the way she loves running around. Considering how long her walks have been cut down for now as well there has been absolutely no sign of improvement. I would just love to know if theres anyone else who has experienced this and if so what you did to help?