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message 1: by Fiona (Titch) (new)

Fiona (Titch) Hunt (titch) Can you get this by leaning on ur elbow for so long? My left elbow is sore and I tend to lean on that more when I am readin a book if I am sitting in my armchair.

Thanks for any answers xx

message 2: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 10123 comments Mod
uhm.... Im no doctor, but I dont think so. I think it is repetitive motion.... like swinging a tennis racket.. hence why it is called "tennis" elbow.

Just a guess.

Are there any doctors in the house?

Fiona, WebMD is supposedly a good place to post questions about medical concerns....

message 3: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 10123 comments Mod
Oh yeah, I just thought of this:
Try switching your positioning. That should alleviate (sp?) some of the problem right there.

message 4: by [deleted user] (new)

I'm not a doctor either but the medical term is lateral epicondylitis. Usually you have to be exhurting extreme force with your elbow. Like excessive hammering, use of tennis racket a lot.

Age is a big facter. If you are a smoker or overweight. More commonly found in ages 30-60 for some odd reason.

If you are continually sore I would go see an orthopedic specialist that specialize in upper extremty injuries. usually with epicondylitis you'll need to get an MRI and EMG to verify.

Go to a doctor get a good ortho!

message 5: by Fiona (Titch) (new)

Fiona (Titch) Hunt (titch) Thanks for your comments. I think I need to lean on the right side more for a while and see if that helps (says she who is leanin on her left side writing this on her lap lol).

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