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Re: Elbow pain!! augh!! (forgot to add something)

Re: Elbow pain!! augh!! (forgot to add something)

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Posted by Mike on May 15, 2000 at 21:18:11:

In Reply to: Elbow pain!! augh!! posted by Mike on May 15, 2000 at 21:09:48:

: Hi everyone, I have read some of the posts below, but not all, so please forgive me if I am asking an already covered question. My question is in regards to my elbows. About 6 months ago I was camping with some friends, and at one point during the trip, I decided to carry two big water jugs with my left hand. I seemed to have pulled (?) something, don't know for sure, and ever since then my elbow has been giving me huge amounts of pain. It has given no sign of subsiding. I should also mention that I work for a living on a computer, and also spend a lot of my free time on my computer. All in all, I probably spend about 60 to 70 hours a week on the computer. I know this isn't good, and I know this has something to do with the recurring pain in the elbow, I just wanted to post to see if anyone could provide me with some guidance in terms of what might be going on. I don't know if I tore/broke something in that first injury and it just hasn't had time to heal, or if it is CTS, or what. Any help that you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

: Thanks for your time, Mike

Hi, Mike again, I forgot to mention something. At times, the pain gets really bad. If I use my left hand for the phone, when I put the phone back down after 5 or so minutes, it becomes REALLY painful to extend my arm to it's fullest. Also, when I've been typing for quite some time, the pain will start to trickle down from the elbow to the wrist, presenting itself mostly on the outside of the arm. I'm posting this because just today I began to feel the beginnings of this pain in my right elbow, and now I'm really scared. Again, any help that you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks again, Mike

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