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Severe Elbow Pain, Numb limbs

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 12, 2008
  • 10:04 AM

Hi, any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

20Yo Female, active. (I began exercising quite heavily a few months ago after gentle exercise for 4 months, but eased into it with a trainer) I am also on Birth Control Pill.

I have severe pain in bursts in my elbow, usually when grasping something in my hand. Pain is only in one location, that is, not the point of the elbow but the outer bone. As I work in Biomed Engineering (only started this year), I'm constantly lifting objects ,turning screwdrivers, pushing carts. have had a mild pain in my elbow when bumped or knocked on something hard, also when palpated with fingers, for about 2 years now. Pain seems to dissipate after slow exercise. elbow feels 'grainy' compared to other one with relatively little pain
Could this be tennis elbow? i think there may be additional problems causing this if thats what it is.

Additional symptoms that may or may not be related:
VERY tired!!
I have also numb fingers (pins and needles),found when exercising, and poor circulation to my feet (chillblains since childhood), also my eyesight is worsening.
Have recently fought off glandular fever (GF)/ tonsilitis (doc has no idea but blood test confirms past episode of GF)
Also VERY sore knees, usually when going up stairs, limbs go numb VERY quickly (have noticed this when sitting on floor, legs in particular). Had thyroid checked. Test came back ok. Moody and get depressed/angry/emotional easily (more than usual, but this could just be because I'm so sick of this PAIN)

Doctor will not give me a straight answer, please point me in the right direction :)

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