I have for some unknown reason developed a major case of golfer's elbow. It has reached the point where the idea of hitting a tennis ball is laughable. I can't even pull up the zipper on my son's coat or push down on the lever of the electric can opener without significant discomfort. It's getting quite pathetic. I've been icing 30 minutes four or five times a day for about a week and using a tennis elbow band about two inches below my elbow off and on. I'm not sure that it's gotten any better. I have an appointment with an orthopedic on Thursday, but I'm starting to get concerned since there hasn't been any progress at all. Of course I've been resting it, but I am right handed, so I have to use my arm sometimes. The strange thing, to me at least, is that it seems to be worse when I wake up. My instincts tell me that it should be the opposite. I believe it started about 4 weeks ago when I started using more wrist snap on my serve and overhead, although I'm not sure that's the root cause. I can say that hitting a high forehand or serve will cause me to see billions and billions of stars while I lie writhing on the court. I'm not sure if anyone has any ideas beyond the age old RICE aronym, but any help at this point would be greatly appreciated. I can't imagine ever playing tennis again with this kind of pain.