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Date: 22.12.2010
From: davina

Subject: painful elbow

hello hope everyone is well and ready for xmas.

just wondering if anyone has had a painful elbow, i can't straighten i and it hurts quite a bit.
it started about 4 weeks ago and since moving it is stiff and hurts to turn it and my wrist.

i was wondering if it could be tennis elbow?

hope someone can help
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Date: 22.12.2010
From: karen

Subject: Re: painful elbow

Hi Davina

I get something similar & have always wondered what it is.

Difference is, mine doesnt hurt unless I try & straighten it then it has me in tears!

I wear a sports elbow support when it comes, it seems to help, as well as the diclofenac & paracetomol!

I had similar in my wrist& the gp seemed to think it was tendonitis.

Hope it goes soon, Karen
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Date: 22.12.2010
From: Lynn B

Subject: Re: painful elbow

Hi Davina, and karen I have got the same problem with my elbow and wrist, told my rheummy last week and he said it was tennis elbow gave me a cortisone shot for the inflamation and an elbow brace, which realy does help. T.C.
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Date: 23.12.2010
From: davina

Subject: Re: painful elbow

hi there karen and lynn thanks for messaging me back, what is a cortisone shot? i might seam stupid but never heard of that before.
i have been taking tramadol, diclofenac and co-codamol when needed for everything so it should help but i still get pain, oh well i'm see the gp about it soon i think.

t.c
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Date: 23.12.2010
From: KayJay

Subject: Re: painful elbow

Years ago I saw my GP about my painful right elbow and even though I've never been near a Golf course he said it was Golfers elbow !!

My right elbow is permanently swollen and only really hurts if I bang it on something and my right wrist is going the same way and a Steroid injection does nothing for me. davina it's when a Steroid injection is given into the joint that is affected .
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Date: 09.04.2011
From: James

Subject: Re: painful elbow

My elbow started curling up and its hot to the touch which means inflamation. I just had steroid injection yesterday and hope this helps. Doctor increased my Gold to 50 mg fortnightly for next 2 mths and then 50mg every 4 weeks. Hope this will help. Has anyone tried gold before?
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Date: 09.04.2011
From: marlene

Subject: Re: painful elbow

Your elbow may be extra painful to-day. I had steroid shots to the elbow twenty years or so ago. I still remember pain well!! amazing at 60 LOL.
I had surgery for my tennis elbow fantastic. It seems now they are less inclined to do surgery. Not sure why! One of the best fix jobs i have ever had. Wish you all luck with your steroid shots. They also are a great relief. Do take care not to overdo it when the pain is less. Sure way to flare it all up again. By the way Kayjay i never did play tennis either. Ironing is a bad one for the golfer and tennis elbow,or anything that is repetitive. (not sure on that spelling) good luck everyone. Keep smiling
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