I began to have pain in my left elbow until finally the pain was so intense I took myself to the ER. I could not lift my arm to face level. Even touching the area around my elbow caused intense pain...I've never in my life felt anything like it. The PA started to lift my arm and I asked for a wooden tongue depressor to bite down on so as not to scream and disturb the rest of the ER. I was in serious pain.
From the X-rays she diagnosed it as medial epicondylitis (say that three times quickly) AKA tennis elbow or golfer's elbow. I had to mentally process that diagnosis. And then it hit me, I have..."Shifter's elbow"! Here's a snip from the Mayo Clinic website.
|From Mayoclinic.org (C)|