Hey up all
Im a 32yr old plasterer. about 3 months ago I cricked my neck whilst boarding a ceiling. trapped a nerve or something which gave me a slight pain in the side of the neck when turning the one way. No major gripe, but it coincided with me noticing a burning sensation on the outside of BOTH elbows when they were flexed e.g when plastering.. so because im riight handed I only really felt it in the right elbow, but was definately aware of it in the left elbow. This also coincided with about 4 weeks worth of total pins and needles in either one or both of my sets of fingers in the middle of the night. Also my right set of fingers when gripping things, e.g trowel or steering wheel. (the pins and needles would be really annoying whilst trying to work)
Anyhow I worked out i was getting the pins and needles at night when i slept on my hands, so ive now stopped sleeping on my front.
Anyhow ive not done much plastering till last week so i kind of forgot about these different symptoms, Ive now realised that im NOT getting ANY pins and needles at all at night or daytime activities. which is good.
So yesterday i firstly plasterboarded a ceiling. I felt a slight twinge feeling in my neck but nothing that hindered me in turning my head. It happened because my head is constantly looking up and twisting about.... I then plastered the ceiling which due to the pressure and repetitive movement on my right arm brought back the hot burning sensation at the elbow...
So im doing loads of research and read alot about and my symtoms fit the bill except the fact that this burning sensation is in BOTH my elbows?????
So to clarify today i had a slight twinge in the side of my neck which provided I was carefull for the next hour or two didnt really materialise into a bad neck... and then my right elbow got the burning sensation but i also feel it slightly in my left elbow.
I read somewhere a trapped nerve in the neck or upper spine could cause these symptoms?
Oh ------- I totaly forgot that also about 3 months ago (i think) I had to stop doing bicep curls with my weights because there is an almighty click in my RIGHT elbow - about 2cm away from the burning sensation. (its right on the outside of the outside boney bit) I can actually feel it. It happens in the upwards movement of the curl with my palm facing up, but doesnt happen if i turn my hand sidewards.
Is the clicking linked to the burning sensation and is it tennis elbow or mayby trapped nerve in my neckl?
thanks for reading ill explain more if needed.