I am now 56 years old and still a very fit hard core runner. I am 5"10" and weigh 140 pounds. I have no health issues and no history of any health issues.
About 4 or 5 months ago I started to get problems in both elbows; left, golfers and right, tennis. Over time the tennis elbow has gotten worse.
I am not sure the two exactly coincide but after Christmas I was riding my motorcycle a lot more (I've been riding for about four years) and from late January I have had a new motorcycle which is extremely heavy at 903 pounds .
I have had previous problems with my left elbow recurring approximately 2 to 5 years ago and treated with cortisone
shots (3 separate times). This was golfers elbow. Since then I have avoided any of the repetitive motions that may be causing it.
Both the golfers and the tennis elbow carry all the classic symptoms (I don't play golf or tennis) but the tennis is definitely getting worse and it is now extremely painful to even lift a cup of coffee and to bend and straighten the arm. I have never had symptoms of tennis elbow before.
I have tried icing and periods of up to 10 days on 400mg of Ibuprofen 3 times a day and for the last week I upped that to 800mg. This has seriously reduced the pain, certainly in the movement of the arm but nothing has gone away. I have only been on the motorcycle twice in the last three weeks in case this is part of the issue.
I have started to do some of the standard tennis elbow warm up and stretching exercises.
There is one further issue with the left elbow; during the night the carpometacarpal joint of the little finger seems to sort of dislocate from the other three carpometacarpal joints. No curling or other issues in the finger itself. This is fixed by flexing the hand but it is painful to do. Would seem to suggest an ulnar nerve issue.
No symptoms at all during the day.
No issues in spreading or pulling together fingers against resistance.
No problem straightening fingers.
No loss of feeling in the fingers.
No loss of grip strength.
Can you help?