Originally Posted by floridatennisdude
I have a tricep strain, probably on the mild end. Play makes it flare up so I've taken time off. Pain location is under the arm, armpit, lat. I'm just under 40 and fairly fit...cardio 4-5 days a week and weights 2-3 days.
I searched around to try to find recommendations on time off, but don't get a clear answer. I've not swung a racquet in a week and a half.
What is the range of resting time on a mild tricep strain?
Answer: 10-14 days
I felt fine after 10, played after 13 with no pain. Working my way back on court slowly.
Excellent advice above from Charlie and BobFL. I spent my down time bumping up my cardio and core work. Then when playing, I really focused on a smooth, fluid serve motion.