Patient Comments: Elbow Pain - Describe Your Experience

Please describe your experience with elbow pain.

Comment from: Ellie Mae, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: April 11

I have been experiencing burning on the inner and outer part of my elbow. The burning on the inner part of my elbow is the most painful. It is sensitive when I touch it and feels stiff a lot. I straighten it to get some relief but nothing seems to relieve it. It has started since I purchased a new laptop. I am no longer using a keyboard that was at a lower level and I'm wondering if that is what it is stemming from. It bothers me all the time, not sure what to do about it.

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Comment from: Chicanalady, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 20

I am experiencing painful sudden elbow pain. When I say sudden I mean from one day to the next. I first noticed it the following day after preparing fondant for a cake (kneading and rolling), but it wasn"t for a very long time; a couple of minutes at the most. The following day was worse. It got so bad that night that I ended up going to the emergency room. They guessed tennis elbow. The pain was so intense they gave me morphine and tramadol for the pain. To be honest it made me sleepy, but the pain was still there. It had gone down from a 10 maybe to a 7 or 8. I was sent home with strong medications. It has been a week and I've tried muscle relaxers and I'm still in pain especially at night. For whatever reason I cannot lie down without feeling pressure from the pain, kind of like an earache. When you are standing it is fine, but when you want to sleep it throbs. I am so frustrated from the pain and loss of sleep. My doctor is suspecting arthritis or bursitis. Whichever it is I just want it gone; the pain is in my elbow and upper forearm. Now my pointy finger is starting to feel numb. I am scheduled for an x-ray. Hope I get some answers soon.

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Comment from: Doug, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: March 13

I have had sharp pain in my left elbow for as many as 20 weeks. Thought it was a bang (impact) injury or something like that. Then I thought use injury i.e., pulling heavy lever type stuff. It is persistent and unchanging, as much an annoyance as a concern. I am right handed by the way. Once in a while I will knock it (impact) on something and the pain is a 7 for about 30 min. I always have a sensation of something there regardless of use. Otherwise I am fairly healthy. Weight. 178. Height 5, 11" I'm active and ambitious. I would like to get back to playing hockey after a 10 years. I started when I was 32 and played for 8 years. I've got sick of being sore all the time.

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Comment from: Pinkykid, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 20

About 3 years ago a door was slammed into the outside of my elbow, taking my breath away. The pain continued past a few weeks so I had it x-rayed where they didn"t see anything abnormal. My arm was taped with kinesiology tape which helped. I have banged the same spot a few months ago and it has flared up. Causing pain in the middle of the night, waking me. It hurts to extend my arm and using my finger to spray a bottle. I have tried resting, wrapping and icing it. Nothing has really helped.

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Comment from: biljohn10, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 14

I started having pain in my left arm around the elbow area suddenly. This has been hurting and I have had very severe pain now for almost two months. It is on the outer portion of the elbow but tender around the entire area. It hurts worst when I try to move it, when I extend it or when bend it. It has very limited range and hurts worse if I extend my arm palm up. I am not sure what is going on with that it hurts nonstop.

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Comment from: Elbow pain victim, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: April 01

I have 24 hours no stop elbow pain, heat, chilly sensation - when scratching the skin I feel better.

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Comment from: dmac, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: March 26

The back of my left elbow experiences piercing spurts of pain, of and on, for 6 months now. It starts on the inner elbow, on the funny bone (extremely sensitive) and goes up the triceps, along the back tendon, which now appears to be swollen - the one connecting the elbow and the shoulder.

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