I play tennis and I’ve either come down with either a muscle tear in my forearm or tennis elbow. I’m going to call my doctor tomorrow because it’s been 2 weeks and it’s still bugging me. I’ve been skipping practices to rest it as much as I can but I’ve been playing matches twice a week. It seemed better after last Monday’s match but then flared up when I played a make-up game the next day. At the advice of the pros, I’ve been alternating between Aleve and Ibuprofen every day and icing my forearm twice a day. I get a sinking feeling that the only cure is going to be stop playing tennis for awhile, which stinks because we just started the new season and we’re 3-0 so far.
Until I get an official diagnosis and marching orders, I wanted to ask others about their experience with tennis elbow:
How long did it last?
How long were you sidelined?
Do you still ibuprofen/ice it after each match?
Do you wear one of those arm braces that encircle your forearm right below your elbow?
Has it every completely gone away to where you feel you can play three or four times a week?