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I'm sorry to hear Misty has this issue.
Has her leg been examined by a vet?
Would she tolerate you checking her pad, toes and claws for e.g a foreign body or broken claw?
Have you been strictly resting her since it happened?
Thank you for this additional information.
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The concern when it comes to a back leg injury in a dog is that we could be dealing with something serious such as hip dysplasia, a ruptured knee ligament or a knee cap which pops in and out of place.
While it is hopefully just a strained muscle, given that she is taking all weight off it and that it has been over 48 hours without resolution, I would advise Misty is seen by a vet.
They will examine her and localise the pain as well as discussing what may have occurred. If concerned, they will suggest imaging such as x-rays.
They will almost certainly start Misty on medicine such as anti-inflammatories and pain relief to help healing.
At home, it is vital she is strictly rested, which means NO running, jumping etc. She should only be allowed out for toilet walks on a short lead. This sort of strict rest is usually for a minimum of 5 days.
Sounds like a good plan!
Fingers crossed for a speedy recovery.
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Take care and all the best to Misty,