Those are my x-rays - which are digital now. And they show much more than old x-rays. For instance you can see veins and muscle and the fat on the back of my arm, oh my! The good news it is is not arthritis. It's some sort of tendinitis. Sort of like tennis elbow. I really should cut back on all the tennis. The doctor wanted to give me one of those steroid dose packs but I said, "Yeah, no. The last two times I took that stuff I had gall bladder attacks." He seemed surprised by that. I wanted to tell him to google it. He wasn't my regular doctor. No surprise. My regular doctor is never ever available. I think I've seen every doctor in that building. If I wanted to see my actual doctor I guess I'd have to plan ahead. because that's how sickness works, right?
Actually I like this other doctor just fine. I believe he was my doctor the first time I broke my foot and for one other thing that I can't remember. He brought out this strap thing for me to wear on my arm just below the elbow:
It has a bean bag type filler on one side (their website calls them "ergoBeads™") and a strap on the back. The bean bag presses down on the muscles, reducing the muscle action from reaching the elbow tendons. I imagine the inventor of this device was/is also a musician, because it reminds me of a capo. In case you don't know what a capo is, it's the clamp thing you put on a guitar to change the key or pitch. So I'm guessing the placement of my Imak cuff has retuned my arm to the key of A. Or something like that. I hope it works.