Medial Epicondylitis. Dr. Radloff asked lots of questions, pushed and pulled on my arm, pushed on and felt of the swelled up part of my arm, took x-rays, and generally spent a lot of time with me during my appointment with her.
At one point, she said that to get the best treatment I would have to leave the North Rim, and I was very unhappy about that. But, she explained, that is because there are no medical facilities up here, and I really should do physical therapy.
So, other than physical therapy, she offered me two choices today:
1. Get a shot of cortisone in my elbow
2. Do exercises for “at home physical therapy”, use ice for theinflamation and take Naproxen and Lortab for the inflamation and pain, and come back in a month to see if I am improving. If I don’t improve, then she will go ahead with the shot of cortisone in my elbow.
I opted for number 2, only because I really don’t want that shot in my elbow. I have heard other people talk about how painful that can be. I am already in pain, and have been for quite a while, so I am just going to do the exercised and see what happens. If I played golf, this would make sense to me, but I really can’t think of what I am doing that would cause this to happen. Y’all think good thoughts for me, ok?