Tennis elbow! Age strikes again…

25 May, 2011

This age-related body-bits falling off/falling apart thing is really beginning to catch up with me.

I’ve had a niggly pain in my left elbow for about a month, and yesterday it suddenly grew acutely painful. When it was worse this morning I nipped along to the GP, and he reckons I have tennis elbow. Heaven only knows what can have caused it, though a quick scan online does suggest that it can originate from repetitive wrist movements, so perhaps it could be something to do with using a keyboard. Hmmm…

Has anyone else had this? It’s in my left elbow, although I’m right-handed. The GP suggested Voltorol gel, since oral anti-inflammatories give me major gutrot. A Cortisone injection was mentioned as a possiblity if the symptoms don’t clear up 😦 I’ve heard they’re agonisingly painful, so I hope I don’t have to go there.

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