I have had TE in varying degrees since about 10 months ago. I started playing again last Summer and played a lot right away, with bad technique and blew out my elbow. I took about 2 weeks off and made a bunch of changes......softer strings, more flexible racquet, switched to 2HBH, worked on technique, got a "Band-It". Everything helped and it stopped getting worse and started getting better.........BUT, it never COMPLETELY went away. Is this normal and am I just stuck with it? I will try and explain what my TE is now like. I can play every day and don't really have pain WHILE playing. I do feel sore after playing and the next day sometimes. I really don't feel anything unless I completely straighten my arm and then I feel some pain in the outer elbow. It's not horrible, but I know it's there. Every now and then while just doing nothing, I will feel a few seconds of a mild shooting pain in the elbow and then it will just go away. It will repeat maybe 5-10 times and then stop completely. Should my right arm feel like my left arm when I straighten it or is some pain kind of expected? I still use my Band-it whenever I play and sometimes I ice after playing and take an Aleve if it's really bad (which is rare). But I would love for it to go completely away, but is that impossible unless I take like 6 months off from playing?