Hi! I was wondering if anyone was having problems with their elbows? I have been in a bad pain episode for the past few days and cannot seem to straighten my left elbow without intense pain. It feels muscular, but I want to make sure it's not a symptom of something else.
I think we all know fibro can do weird things but if it's really intense, especially when you move it, i would think it's something else. Might be muscular or something like tennis elbow if you used your arm alot
I do have quite a bit of problem with my elbows. The last few days I've been having issues with my right arm going tingly and feeling like I pulled a muscle. It may not be my fibro tho like the others mentioned.
My elbows were so bad I could hardly use my arms. It part of what sent me on the hunt for answers. I got told it was tennis elbow. I knew it wasn't. Both elbows at once started hurting badly out of nowhere at once? It turned out that it is lupus.
I have had the elbow pain for years and it was always written off as fibromyalgia. (As if "fibromyalgia" is an exuse for 98% of the drsI see to just ignore my symptoms). I got a nerve conduction test and mri a coulple months ago from an orthopedic surgeon and her= diagnosed Cubital Tunnel
Thank you to all. Lupus is in my family and my test came out negative... but I have thyroid cancer. I feel like once they found that everything else is "second" I understand the importance of treating the cancer, but I don't want these other symptoms ignored. I also have tarsal tunnel syndrome in both ankles, so it's possible it's a tendinitis type of thing. I'm so sick of doctors! I feel like I live in waiting rooms!
Yikes! I'm so sorry, hope it all works out for you! I have been in two car crashes, but other than that no other serious trauma. My mom has carpals tunnel &I a brother has tendinitis in his elbow. don't know if that is related or genetic.
Maybe I will interrogate my brother to see if we have similar symptoms and if so I'll go get it checked...
I have been told I tested negative. As a former nurse and after so many testing I final requested a copy of my medical records. Found out everything was labeled as a Fibromyalgia issue. Hmm.. And my test results came back with a higher than normal ANA (did I get that right? Sometimes brain fog holds letters prisoner). So now I am being labelled as (forgot this word too.. SMH) but basically told its high but not enough to diagnose. Oh I remember now. It was borderline Lupus. My mom is 78 and was finally diagnosed last year.