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dreamingof8a


Jun 3, 2012, 7:11 PM
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Elbow pain: bursitis?
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Hi there,

for a few days I have been experiencing pain in my right elbow (I am left handed): The tip is extremely sensitive to touching (even the brush of my longsleeve can induce pain) plus and push-up like movement also hurts. Further the area around the tip of the elbow is quite warm. I stopped climbing after the second day after it appeard first.

I also applied voltaren gel which made it a bit better initially but actually now after a few days it seems the pain is spreading further around the elbow and sometimes I wake up in the morning in pain. At least the tip is less senitive now :(
I have also tried some icing but that didn't show any effect at all (about three days, twice a day).

Meanwhile now the pain has become less "stinging" but rather dull, almost as if I had hit my elbow really hard against something (which I haven't).

It first occured after a bouldering session where I tried a lot of shouldery moves, most of them on crimps in overhung walls. However I had been working this problem ion the past and actually felt as strong as never before that night, so I don't think I was unrested or overtrained.

Any ideas what it could be and hwo to cure it?
My initial self diagnosis was elbow bursitis. But I am not so sure especially as there seems no swelling (maybe a tiny little bit but very hard to see).

Thanks!


saleemuae


Jun 11, 2012, 1:01 AM
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I get bursitis in the elbow with very little swelling. My doctor prescribed anti-inflammatories for two weeks, advil or aleve (or their generic equivalents). I tried advil and it worked. The doctor recommended I take more than the "standard" dose that is on the bottle, but I can't recall how much exactly (this was about 6 or 7 years ago).


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