I am confused… I have just seen an orthopedic doctor today regarding my TE and he told me to take complete rest. That includes no conditioning (swimming, going to the gym etc) until the pain is totally gone, and the TE will then be cured. I used to think that I should start conditioning once the pain starts to subside, which I did. In fact, I have the impression that conditioning is extremely important so that the TE does not recur. The doctor told me that if I continue to use the muscles before the pain is totally gone, the pain will never go away. Can anyone comment on that? I am confused as I have learnt before that I should continue to use those muscles so that they do not degenerate, and moderation is the key. Now, I do not know what to do…..Is there anyone out there with medical background, or who has such experience, comment and share with all of us? Please help!