help with my arm??excruciating pain,help me please!!!!?

Okies,I asked a q like this before,but my problem is getting a bit more serious @ this stage. My right elbow is SERIOUSLY swollen for the past 2/3 months,and nobody seeme to know whats wrong with it!!=( I’ve gone to a really good orthapedic doc,and he said it was prob bruising or bleeding,and put me ina sling and prescribed anti-inflamatories. So that was grand and we went off,thinking my arm would be as-good-as-new. We made an appt. to see him again after 2 weeks,but my arm was not any bit better. He took x-rays,but they showed no fracture. This was really annoying,because the doc just laughed because he was hiding the fact that he was confused. He said to come bac to him in a few months if I wasn’t getting better. During these months,I was in another hospital,and another doc saw me and he took more x-rays and,again,it showed no fracture. He put it down to tennis elbow,and gave me steroid injections. He said that I’d be better in a few weeks with using the anti-inflamatory gel we have
but the swelling has NOT gone down any bit. I started going to physio,and she doesn’t have a clue whats going on either,but she feels there is something seriously wrong with it. I really don’t know what to do now,and I am in soooo much pain,and the pain is even worse when you don’t know whats wrong with you. We are making an appt with the original doc,but I have a feeling he will say rest,and anti-inflammatories and painkillers(which don’t work anymore)
but I HAVE rested,and done everything I can,but nothings helping!! I really wanna get it sorted,so do you people have any suggestions?? I really need help,its been going on for the past 2-3 months,and I wanna get rid of the pain!!
Please help me,any answers would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance.
nope,i havnt had an mri scan on it,and they are really expensive(in ireland,anyway)and I’ve already had one on my knee,and I’m getting one on my head. Health insurance will cover it,but ill be waiting months for it,and im in a bit too much pain to wait,i wanna sort it out! Thanks anyway

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  1. R. K, 10 February, 2010

    Have you had an MRI, they show much more then simple x-rays?

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