I took a spill on October 3, hitting the floor on my right elbow and right rib. After the initial impact, the elbow didn't hurt that much and was overshadowed by the much greater pain of the rib which it turned out, later, was broken. The elbow didn't bother me for a few weeks, but for the past 6 weeks has been getting worse and worse. I can't even lift a coffee cup without pain. I thought it was tennis elbow (tho had never had it before) but then I remembered I had fallen right on that elbow. so I had it x-rayed by an orthopedic surgeon. AND got a second opinion as it was increasingly debilitating. So it turns out I had a small radial neck elbow fracture AND lateral epicondylitis.(the fancy term for tennis elbow). I have been wearing a lightweight brace for 6 weeks hoping the symptoms will subside.but I am totally baffled as to the diagnosis. If this is from a fracture, why did it take weeks to become so debilitating? Just about 50% of everything hurts - i.e, getting dressed, making bed, turning the key in my car, etc I'm going back to hand & elbow doc later this month for re-xray. And maybe a more definitive evaluation. Wondering if anyone had similar experience with radial neck fracture complicated by tennis elbow and whether you had any success in getting over it?. If so, any recommendations appreciated.