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If you have not noted an improvement after 4 months of rest, then you need to go back for additional tests
It is possible that you may have ruptured a tendon, such as the biceps tendon when you injured yourself
You need to see an orthopedic surgeon
You may need a MRI of the elbow and/or PT
You probably have a partial tear, but it still needs to be followed by a specialist
HI Doctor, I'm retired.
did you see what I wrote?
Does it make sense?
You should have improved by now if the problem required simple rest
If you have ongoing pain, you need to see an orthopedic surgeon and may need more specialised testing
will set up an appt with my current doctor. Will the MRI reveal actual systems as my initial doctor suggested only rest?
yes, it will reveal inflammation and/or tear or other signs of injury
Pain is greater after sleeping at night an waking up in the morning.
Unfortunately, I cannot examine you from this website- I can only go by your history. But if your elbow isn't significantly better after 4 months of rest, you need a repeat examination
I would go to a specialist at this point- there is not much your regular doctor can offer you
Ok, will try to get my primary doctor to send me to see orthopedic doctor.
keep me posted
I will check in with you in a couple of weeks
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are you still there?