Golfers Elbow with Fibromyalgia

Hi,I've not commented for a while but was hoping for a bit of advice?

Apart from the pain from Fibro which seems to be under control at the moment but constantly fatigued. Has anyone suffered with golfers elbow? I've been off sick for 4 weeks now as I've had a steroid injection and having physio. it seems to be taking a long time to heal. Is this got something to do with Fibro?

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  • Hello 8luebell

    Fibro comes in many guises and it does seem that we fibromites suffer from muscle, tendon and ligament strains more than the usual population.

    It may be because we are not as fit, supple and mobile as we used to be because of pain and fatigue. Healing also seems to take longer too, particularly if the limb has stiffened through lack of movement.

    I do hope you get some relief very soon.


  • Hi Hun, I do believe golf and tennis elbows are arthritic and not related to fibro, hope that helps and yes get the injections as much as you can, I found after 2 in each elbow it settled.

  • Hi 8luebell, tennis elbow could be completely separate from fibro . I have had multiple injections and later went onto have a surgical procedure to release the tendon... Sadly that was unsuccessful and it was later disovered that my arm problems were in fact related to herniated discs and nerve compression in my neck....I hope you get some relief from your pain ♡

  • Like Jaqs my elbow pain was due to problem with the discs in my neck. My chiropractor sorted it and now I am down to one visit every 8 weeks or so to make sure my naughty neck doesn't slip into old habits and make the elbow uncomfortable again. May be worth a neck examination.

  • If nothing helps it might be good to try acupuncture. I go to an acupuncturist and had suffered tennis elbow for quite some time and nothing seemed to help. When he was giving me general acupuncture for the fibro I mentioned this and he put some needles in and within a day all the pain had gone, if only his needles had worked as well for the fibro. Just a thought.x

  • Ive been getting a lot of pain in my elbows lately. I wish I could say its down to playing golf or tennis ha ha.

  • Hi 8luebell

    I really am so genuinely sorry to read that you are suffering and struggling with this, and it is entirely separate to your Fibro. It does appear that many Fibro sufferers endure secondary and sometimes third conditions to accompany their Fibro.

    I have pasted below an excerpt from *WebMD cache on Golfers Elbow:

    *Golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis) causes pain and inflammation in the tendons that connect the forearm to the elbow. The pain centers on the bony bump on the inside of your elbow and may radiate into the forearm. It can usually be treated effectively with rest.27 Jul 2016

    I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck and please take care of yourself my friend.

    All my hopes and dreams for you


  • I started off with golfers elbow in one arm and then it went to my other arm, this was in the beginning of my diagnosis , it did go eventually but the pain comes back every so often.

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