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Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Tennis Elbow
I managed to pick up a nasty case of Tennis Elbow in my right arm last week. I don't know how, especially since I am left handed, and I certainly don't play tennis, but my symptoms are exactly as described, it hurts like heck, it's pretty annoying, and not getting any better.

I had one of my docs check it out this morning, and Yep - Tennis Elbow allright. I also have a bit of cubital nerve compression which is causing tingling and shaking when I put any pressure on my arm. It's very painful to shift gears in the car, and lifting a glass or any motion that puts pressure on my forearm hurts like hell.

The cure? Not much. I got a cortisone shot, am taking Alleve, and using a heating pad in the evening. Time will tell......

UPDATE: The cortisone shot is working miracles, and I got yelled at for using the heating pad. Treating inflamation with heat is a no-no. So tonight, it's ice, ice baby!
posted by Broadsheet @ 11:27 AM  
3 Editorial Opinions:
  • At December 27, 2006, Blogger jwer said…

    Obviously, you need to get an automatic...

  • At December 27, 2006, Blogger Zenchick said…

    ouch-hope you feel better soon. I battle with chronic pain, so I can relate.
    Jwer, on the other hand...perhaps some sensitivity training? Sheesh.

  • At January 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    well for me it's like hell i got golf elbow in both arms and nothing seems to work cortisone shots (4) laser, fans.... nothing works maybe God will help me.....

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