I figure we just had a post here titled "Knees" so I might as well go with elbows. My elbows started bothering me in the spring. Stiff when I woke up, catching and painful when fully extended. My range of motion is good. I have had tendonitis in the right elbow in the past, but this is not the same. It's very localized to the joint itself, more to the inside, but it doesn't leave the joint. No visible swelling, but I carry some extra pounds, so it may be slightly swollen without my noticing.
I seem to be having a bit of a flare since I had to go off Enbrel for a few weeks at the end of August/beginning of September for trigger finger surgery on my thumb. I had a brief solid flare after missing two shots, but things seemed to have quieted down a bit. But now I'm back to high fatigue levels, slightly sick feeling, and many joints hurting. Only some visible inflammation.
So I'm icing and using NSAIDs, which I'm not really happy to be going back on right now. The question is at what point do I call the doctor, and what are some treatment possibilities? Start with films and go from there? Anyone have experience with elbows?