- True Tennis Elbow is rarelya traumatic, ‘Acute’ injury that would benefit from being treated by any part of theR.I.C.E. protocol (Rest, Ice, Etc.) It’s typically a degenerative condition known as ‘Tendinosis,’ which requires a completely different approach.
- If you'd prefer this story in downloadable podcast form for later listening, here it is on SoundCloud:
- Unfortunately, tendons don'tnecessarily just heal themselves nicely while we're resting, hoping and waiting. They’renotorious for not healing – no matter how much we “rest” them.
Dr. Nirschl,a leader in Tennis Elbow research and surgical treatment is emphatic that “Absoluterest is RUST”
- I’m obviously very passionate about this subject and have a lot more to share. For the full post (and many others, most with video) visit Tennis Elbow Classroom: How Important Is Rest In Treating Lateral Epicondylitis?