How did you treat tennis elbow?
I started doing the traditional rehab exercises and used a Theraband to strengthen the anterior muscles that are often weak when you have a tennis elbow injury. The Theraband came highly recommended by my athletic trainer.
How long did it take to recover from tennis elbow?
I was able to return to my sport successfully after 1 month.
My elbow still had pain and was not what I would have considered 100% at that time.
I would say complete recovery took nearly 6 months.
The rehab and treatment protocol helped me ensure that I kept progressing even though I continued my sport.
I had to learn to back off of it when it was starting to become sore.
If you suspect tennis elbow, when should you see a doctor?
If the pain is not intense and is consistent with what you are reading, then an orthopedic doctor might not be able to provide a ton of help.
Surgery is typically not needed.
Sometimes, stem cells can be used to speed up recovery.
Tennis elbow occurs when tendons in your elbow are overloaded, usually by repetitive motions of the wrist and arm. Pain can also spread into your forearm and wrist.
What else should be considered with tennis elbow?
It is not a fun injury to have. It takes a long time to recover and usually develops over a long period over time.
It is typically better to treat tennis elbow before a major injury occurs.
If pain is extremely pronounced or function is completely lost, see an orthopedic doctor quickly; as it is possible that you may have a more serious injury.