Case Report: An arm that won't straighten

A painter’s elbow is becoming increasingly painful and difficult to bend.

Mike, a 55-year-old right-handed painter, presents with an aching pain in the right elbow and increasing difficulty bending the elbow.

There has been no specific injury that he can recall, but on reflection he has noticed that he has been increasingly unable to fully straighten out his elbow over the past few years. Up until now, this has not interfered with his work or his occasional social tennis games.

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