I've had pain in my left elbow just below the bone for quite a while, months. I assumed it was just fibro pain. Does anyone else have tendonitis with fibro?
The pain has gone down the front of my arm, into my wrist and hand. It has been throbbing sometimes and keeping my awake occaisionally. My P.T. says that is a "Fibro spot".
Today, I finally went to my PDoc, and he said I have tendonitis. He sent me to the orthodoc, who took me right in. He x-rayed, and said I have tennis elbow (tendonitis). I wish I had gotten it from playing tennis, but no, it's from shlepping boxes of art supplies all around town (I teach in 4 elementary schoos).
He gave me a steroid shot in the elbow.
I Googled tennis elbow, and learned that tendonitis is tears in the tendon. It needs rest to heal. I've probably been making it worse by carrying boxes of supplies around all winter.
I guess there is a lesson in here. Pain is worth checking out with a doc even if you have fibro. Don't take it for granted that it is the cause of all our aches and pains.