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If your dog is healthy, Rimadyl won't hurt her and it seems that she will need the anti-inflammatory properties of Rimadyl right now.
My Golden is 9 years old and on Rimadyl for arthritis. I am having a geriatric profile done on him every six month. He is fine.
How did you come up with the dog needing surgery?
If the vets seem to think a sprain, then do as they said, rest and pain meds and icing, like dborgers said. Putting an ice-pack wrapped in a thin towel will still help now. Ice several times a day for about 8-10 minutes at a time.
It will take a few days for the swelling to go down, but the dog does need to rest, no long walks, jumping and running right now. For potty breaks, controlled, short leash walks only.