- Feb 27, 2009
About 3 weeks ago I banged my left elbow on a work bench pretty good. At the moment it hurt pretty bad like you would expect from banging an elbow or a knee. Nothing unusual about it. While I had no visible bruising or swelling it continued to hurt when it comes into contact like a really bad bruise. I shrugged it off and just assumed it was a contusion and would get better with time cause I've had no discomfort in regular function or mobility of the joint. But 3 weeks or so later it seems to be worse not better. Just leaning on a padded arm rest can be excruciating. The pain is right on the tip of my elbow when bent. I'm almost embarrassed to go to a doctor with it cause it seems like nothing. But the pain is like lightning when I hit it just right. Almost like I have a piece of glass stuck in my elbow. I've wondered if this could be bursitis but from what I know that usually comes with swelling. Is gout maybe? From what I know of that it mostly affects joints in the hands and feet? Could it affect the elbow? But at the same time I know when I banged it for the first time and this all began.