Does anyone else get ulnar nerve pain for long periods? It's been so bad lately and "funny bone on hell that won't go away" doesn't really convey how bad it sucks. :( heading back into a new flare feels way harder after a few good months.
Hi Schwa. Are you new to PCompanion, or maybe I have not met you, yet. I have severe elbow prob. in left elbow & lesser in r. Elbow. Have hurt me for several years now. I do doc-given exercises that are a serious pain. One arm will only bend a little bit. They swell and are super tender. I am going to ask for a more aggressive treatment when next I go to GP . I hope you are not suffering with too much pain.
I am new! I actually just downloaded the app last night when I couldn't sleep and needed some community. My elbows still have plenty of mobility, just a lot of tenderness and shooting, tingling pain like the two above described. My right shoulder and hips have been the ones locking up and swelling... probably time to go to the rheumatologist and get another shot.
Welcome to our community family Schwa! I get the same pain in my left elbow. Sometimes it wraps under and around the forearm, and my housewarming swells. At that point I have to put a splint on it and wear it for days until it calms down. I've noticed if I do lot of typing it flares up, and hurts more like Fancypants described. Wrapping a heart or ice pack around it sometimes helps.
Me! Due to how long it took for my GP to refer me to a surgeon, I had a lot of damage at my right elbow & lucky enough to have a "double crush" where the ulnar nerve is affected at both the right elbow & wrist. And from having to overcompensate for so long due to the elbow pain, I'm now at 5 surgeries on my right arm & 6 on my left arm to fix the resulting problems. It is a bit of a vicious cycle, since it's been just over 7 years since my elbow surgery & the pain & other nerve symptoms have come back in both elbows due to overcompensating after each surgery. So, I find out within the next couple of weeks what the next plan is - likely another couple rounds of surgery. From a management perspective - I rely on Physio & massage, pain meds as needed (severely allergic to anti-inflammatories), ice/heat & TENS. And I've got just about every type of elbow and wrist brace they make. Thankfully, the surgeries have helped, so I'm in a better place than I was at the start, but am still pretty impacted by pain & limitations in both arms. So I definitely understand what you are going through.
Thanks Flappys. It has been a long road, but I have an awesome health care team right now. Sure, I often wish my original dr hadn't been such a roadblock to getting help, but it is what it is, and I can't go back & change things. But it's taken me a long time to accept the way things are - and having good supports definitely helps. Being able to read through these message boards is helpful as well to know I'm not the only one dealing with something like this. Take care!