Tennis Elbow. I've never actually played tennis.
I'm guessing it's either computer elbow or exercise elbow.
And wow, it hurts! I have to have a whine and say I've had this constant awful pain and weakness in my right arm now for a month. I can hardly even use my arm. Sleeping is impossible because it hurts so much and because you can't have your arm straight for too long but you can't have it bent for too long either.
Which has led me to the conclusion that it'd be very handy if you could take your arms off at night when you sleep. Because even without the elbow problem I always have a lot of problems working out where to put my arms when I go to bed. And the more I think about it the worse it gets until I feel like an octopus lying there trying to get comfy.
It might be okay if you sleep on your back because then they can just hang beside you resting on the bed. But I can't sleep on my back because I have this fear that when I go to sleep my tongue will drop down my throat and choke me to death. I have no idea why, I just do.
So I lie on my left side. One reason is because I have a lot of metal in my right ear and its not comfy to sleep on that ear. The main reason is so I can keep an eye on the bedroom door in case any serial killers walk by during the night.
So what to do with the left arm. Do I point it straight out or straight down. Do I put it between my legs, or under my pillow? Do you have palms up or down, fingers curled or straight. So many options and none of them feel right. What I normally do is wrap my left hand up over my right shoulder and put it behind my neck. Then I wrap the right arm down over my left shoulder around my neck. I call it the Straight Jacket position. Obviously its not comfortable for long periods of time, and its very hot in summer. But it gets those pesky arms out of the way for a while.
And the top arm, my right one. What to do with it. Do I lie it down along my body, put it in front of me, behind me, under the pillow, between my knees.
Maybe no one else has this problem. Maybe I just have arms like an ape.
Whatever the case I'm not using one of them much at the moment. Rest, anti inflamatories and a few good doses of tiger balm every day. And not too much computer. I'm trying to become left handed. It's tricky. And I'm pretty sure I'll never eat salsa again. I'll have to start shopping for those handy things old people use to do day to day things. Like opening jars. And turning on taps.
But on the positive I can run a lot further now. I figured that seeing as how I had to stop doing yoga and weights I'd just do a lot of running. I suppose I'll get runners knee or something next.