I know that it hurts everyone to hit their “funny bone.” I know that this is because it’s the ulnar nerve getting briefly compressed. And I know that for most people, that’s the end of it. Few moments of tingling or discomfort and it goes away. But not so much for me.
Around noon today I gently tapped my left elbow into Love’s watch box as I walked by. Not a hard smash by any accounting. And yet, it had me instantly and uncontrollably crying on the floor. It utterly dropped me. I sat there and sobbed in blinding pain for a good ten minutes before I could get myself up. It’s now close to 5pm and is still hurting like a sharp and burning bruise, so much so that I can’t even bend my elbow and hold my hand up towards my face. It just hurts too much.
Yes I iced it. No, nothing’s broken. This is just how sensitive my elbows ALWAYS are to the slightest of impacts.
Something is truly wrong with this but I can’t begin to figure out what it is. (Have you ever tried to google about hitting your elbow and/or funny bone? You get millions of pointless results.) I know it’s just not normal to literally be dropped off your feet from the pain of it. I know it’s not normal to be in pain hours after a minor tap. But what I don’t know is why I have this problem.