i know that most of you have heard of this, but i have had tennis elbow for almost a year. some people say that once you hurt the arm or elbow bad, it is never the same, i am begining to believe that is the case with me. i am using the flexbar and it does help. i played the first few times without any or very little pain at all. then as my matches grew longer and longer, the pain starts to come back, not as bad as it was to begin with but enough to make me wonder if it will ever heal. i am not sure that the arm will ever heal without surgery. i do not want to have the surgery unless it is necessary, will put it off as long as possible. has anyone else had TE this long and does it ever go away?