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It might be worth talking to your vet about changing her painkiller or upping her dose. The boots might help - make sure you have her wear all four so she is not off balance. Boots can be hard for some dogs to walk in, depending what kind they are, so be prepared for them not to work (sorry).
I personally have had acupuncture, but not for arthritis. It is effective for getting very tight muscles and joints to start moving (but it is not the most comfortable thing to have done! Oh, wait - edit to add - I am thinking of dry needling. Acupuncture is not as uncomfortable as dry needling). Vets now have many different treatments they use - laser therapy, water treadmill, massage, acupuncture, etc. Do you have a rehab vet near you? They are becoming more and more common in North America, but not sure about the UK. (I am assuming you are in the UK as you said that's where the boots are coming from).
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