Medial epicondylitis

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What is medial epicondylitis?

Medial epicondylitis is characterized as the pain and inflammation in the tendons that connect the forearm to the inner elbow. It is caused by repetitive use by twisting of the forearm or hand, and flexion of the wrist. It is usually treated effectively with rest and pain management.

Common symptoms reported by people with medial epicondylitis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with medial epicondylitis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(5 HTP TR)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Nuvigil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celebrex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Motrin Prescription)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lidoderm)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with medial epicondylitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with medial epicondylitis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
slurred speech stumbling
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(5 HTP TR)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Nuvigil)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (4 evaluations)
Side effects
anxious mood delayed sleep phase syndrome 3 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celebrex)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
headaches skin rash 1 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Motrin Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lidoderm)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with medial epicondylitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has medial epicondylitis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 1
40s 11
50s 7
60s 5
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 5
40-49 years 4
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 10
Female 16

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 17
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from medial epicondylitis patients who have completed their condition history
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