I've been searching and reading and searching and reading and I still don't feel any more at ease. About a month or so ago, my golden came up limping a little bit when coming back with marks. Sometimes it was so minute that nobody noticed it but me. Other times, especially after a harder workout, it was worse and pretty visible. After 2-3 weeks of this I decided to bring her to the vet and see what was up. First thing the vet says is that it looks like elbow dysplasia is a possibility. That was pretty crushing. So, I brought her back a couple days later and had some x-rays done. They sent them to LSU's vet school radiologist and she got right back with them and told my doc that the elbows were fine and all clear. She's only 45lbs too, so she's not overweight at all or anything like that. He sent me home with rymadil and told me to rest her well for a couple weeks and start easing her back into training, and that it was probably just a soft tissue injury. So she's been resting well for two weeks now, and yesterday I brought her on about a half-mile leashed walk (per his suggestion). The limp is still clearly visible to me. It's not apparent when she's just walking around the house, but after any sort of exercise it shows up. I also can't even really pinpoint which leg it is. I think it's the front right, but other times I think otherwise. This has got me thinking that it's just pano. Also, I feel like she's too young to have any other bone issues, and I think that if it were a ligament or tendon issue, then the limp would be apparent almost all the time. Am I wrong about that? I'm bringing her back in the AM to get her tested for lyme and I'm not taking her home until I figure out what's wrong with her.
My issue is that wouldn't the radiologist have noticed pano when I had her elbows checked out? Same goes for any ligament damage? I'm very obviously not a vet, nor do I have any scientific background, so I know nothing when it comes to stuff like this. Regardless of all that, I'm worried about my dog. Any help would be appreciated.