inner forearm, elbow joint, bicep pain
For months now I’ve had recurring pain in my elbow joint and upper forearm. Occaisionally when sleeping I have also woken up with hands and fingers that were asleep and numb and prickly.
If I’m on the phone using my sore (right) arm it will become painfully stuck in a bent position until I straighten it back out for a minute or so.
I’ve seen an Orthopaedic surgeon and he hasn’t made a diagnosis yet but he suspects carpal tunnel and sent me home with a wrist brace and a script for Mobic.
The wrist brace may be helping keep my fingers from going asleep at night but the arm is still giving me trouble about 60% of the time.
Would a cortisone injection help?
I see the Dr. again soon and he’ll probably order more tests or give me the shot and some therapy. Can’t take the medications anymore.