A number of possible diagnoses, including panosteitis
and other infectious diseases, were entertained and ruled out.
These symptoms describe panosteitis (pronounced "pan-aw-stee-eye-tis").
Symptoms of panosteitis can look like other conditions, so a thorough evaluation is needed.
The first step is a thorough, nose-to-tail vet examination, including vital signs and most importantly a temperature, since dogs with panosteitis often have a fever.
After observing your dog walk, the veterinarian should palpate the long bones (the humerus, femur, tibia, fibula, ulna, and radius); these are the areas where panosteitis most commonly occurs.
You may feel better once the diagnosis is made, but your dog may not; there is no cure for panosteitis. Generally, with time, the symptoms will resolve, typically around the time of skeletal maturity.