Elbow- playing through discomfort coming back from injury

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by fps, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. fps

    fps Legend

    Jun 30, 2007
    Brighton, England
    I've hit a ball lightly once in the last 6 weeks, that's it. It led to mild discomfort in my elbow, which I'd strained 6 weeks ago. It's not tennis elbow. When extending or bending it fully (to the max levels of the other arm), it feels sore, and this was exacerbated by the light hit, though not by much.

    Is a little bit of discomfort when starting again usual, and therefore something to be managed carefully while building up your hours on court, OR is it something that tells you to give the injury a little more rest before hitting the courts again?
  2. LuckyR

    LuckyR Legend

    Jun 2, 2006
    The Great NW
    Wow, this is a subject that I would NOT use Internet advice to deal with. There are many things that could be going on with drastically different results based on subtle symptoms differences (way too subtle to make much sense on a written post).

    Good luck!
  3. JRstriker12

    JRstriker12 Hall of Fame

    Mar 31, 2006
    I'd go see the doctor about the elbow. Sounds like you are not healed from that strain. Hitting "lightly" should not cause yoiu pain,
  4. TNT16

    TNT16 Semi-Pro

    Aug 22, 2007
    You mention it is not TE - what type of injury is it then?

    Rest/not playing is (unfortunately) by far the most effective way to cut down the time the injury takes to heal. And you do want it to heal properly/fully.

    Given the time of the year, you may want to consider giving it some more time (and also not lifting suitcases and the like with that arm). The aim should be to be recovered in time for the summer months.

    Swimming believe it or not could be good for recovery.

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