I'm having an elbow pain for more than 1,5 month now in my left hand
Its a sudden sharp pain , like something sharp stab inside , deep inside my elbow . It happens only when i push/press my left arm on my knee and move my elbow to the left and right , or on a table with my hand not fully stretch ( ~ 175 degree )
Sometimes it will hurt immediately when i push/press arm , sometimes nothing happen until i move my elbow for a few time while pushing / pressing then the sharp pain will happen again , and it hurts badly .
I went to hospital , the doctor tested my elbow and says my ligaments are fine , no problem with my bones . May be some muscle has been torn a little bit .
But he didn't do any scan ( X-ray , MRI v.v...) He just tells me to go home and rest the arm , try to avoid the position that can hurt my elbow . If after 2 - 3 months , the elbow still hurts , then comeback and do a MRI scan .
Now i'm really worry , b/c this really affect my daily activities and my mood ( always afraid of the sudden pain )
I want to ask if anybody here know what going on in my elbow ? Except the position i mentioned above , i can do everything else normally , but i dont dare to do anything more than that (but i can swim ) .
Is it ok to follow this doctor's instruction ? Just wait for 2,3 months ?
Last edited by B33thov3n; 01-09-2011 at 10:58 PM.
i had the same thing, but in both elbows, my doc gave me cortisone injections to both & put me on anti inflammatories, but these did not help, and so, after many appointments i was finally able to get a mri request. once i had this done it showed that i had severe extensor tendon tears in both arms, the right being the worse extending further out & on the verge causing nerve damage. i got a orthopaed consult, who in turn referred me to a proceedure by the name of autologous blood injections, where they take blood from one arm & under ultrsound they re-inject directly into the opposite arm at the site of the tear, the theory being that the blood injection creates a haematoma at the site & while the body is trying to heal the haematoma it is also trying to heal the tears at the same time. i have already had one injection a week ago, i dont mean to put you off, it was the most painful thing ever & i thought the cortisone injections were bad, as of today 6 days later i have felt no difference & i am still experiencing severe pain to the area, but i was advised to wait 4-6 weeks before expecting any sort of results & at this point in time having tried all therapies available other than surgery, which my surgeon only wants to do as a last resort due to my age, i am willing to try anything so that i can get back to work & some semblance of the life i used to have, hope this helps!!!!!