Hi, I wrote awhile ago, and have an update. I hope again someone can give me some advise.
I had a fall 14 months ago, an MRI 4 months later showed a full thickness tear of the collateral ligament at the lateral eplcoondyle, and extensor tendon shows partial tear.
Now, almost a year after the first MRI, I am still in a LOT OF PAIN, I have done everything, phsyio, ESWT, acupuncture, anything they have asked me to do. I have seen two surgeons and they both basically shrugged it off.
I finally got them to do a second MRI and now it shows the following.
Increased signal and thickening involving the common extensor origin at the lateral epicondyle. A central fluid collection measuring about 7mm in diameter consistent with a partial thickness tear of this conjoint tendon. Underlying lateral collateral ligament appears intact.
WHAT does this mean? Am I crazy to think that with the amount of pain I am in and that 14 months later its still showing a tear that I should think they might operate or do something a little more to fix this? The more I use that arm, the more it hurts. I have faithfully done the physio exercises given to me, but it does NOTHING but cause more pain.
Thank you in advance!!