I received cortisone shots in both elbows aobut 6 months ago, and both developed the rather common pale discoloration patches. The right elbow has cleared up, but the left has gotten substantially worse. The patch has grown, the skin is very tender, and has a tendency to bleed very easily. Merely putting on a sweater is abrasive enough to cause the area to "seep" blood through the skin. My doctor has adopted a wait and see attitude, but I'm not quite sure what I'm waiting for. Will it clear up eventually? should I seek other treatment?