- Can't scratch my nose or much of any area above the waist, front or back, with my left hand with the splint on.
- Tough to reach into the washer to pull out clothes with the left arm. Hadn't realized that I used my left arm for that more than the right (interesting).
- Can't scrub in for a case with the splint on.
- Not sure it would inspire confidence in me if patients saw me using it
Okay, I love the splint for these reasons:
- Keeps me from knocking my elbow on the washing machine, the car door, the table top, etc
- Able to wash dishes with the splint on (started to put this in the neutral or hate column, but recalled my Thanksgiving post and couldn't do it)
- Able to use the keyboard while wearing the splint.
- Able to walk my dog in the splint fairly normally.
- Did manage to do some quilting (both hand and machine) with the splint on.
- Did manage to drive my car (safely) with the splint on.
Here are a couple of sights with more information (medical) on elbow bursitis:
Elbow Bursitis -- American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons
Olecranon Bursitis; Patrick M Foye MD and Todd P Stitik MD; eMedicine Article, November 22, 2006