Hells bells my elbow hurts. Well, it hurts less than it did before. For about a month and a half, I've had "tennis elbow". Last week I finally went to see a sports medicine specialist about it, and I have since been doing physical therapy, plus wearing a nifty brace. The weird part is that I don't remember playing tennis.
What I did do to earn this elbow was good ol' repetitive motion. Nope, it wasn't from masturbating; that would be "penis elbow". No, I got this from using a hand truck to haul many heavy things, over and over for a month's time. The reason for my bitching is that I really feel misrepresented by my condition's name. I wasn't all "la dee da" hitting a damn ball around and got hurt.
I know that tennis can be pretty fierce, but the name surely isn't. Why can't it be called "boxer's elbow" or "chin-scratcher tendonitis"? Boxer's elbow would sound better than tennis elbow, but I don't box. Chin-scratcher tendonitis would be more representative of what I do. I am constantly being baffled and like to exhibit my frustrations through a vigorous chin massage, so I think the name fits.
I guess I can just tell people that I have lateral epicondylitis. Maybe then they'll think I'm dying and be nicer to me.
4 years ago