/ Tennis Elbow
However my question is; should I stop climbing entirely while it's heling or just avoid putting excessive strain on the tendon while climbing?
Thanks for any help offered.
personally I'd cut back on the indoor climbing, maybe replace a wall session with rehab / antagonistic strengthening session. I'd still climb outside though (probably avoiding bouldering or really steep stuff requiring deep lock offs)
I agree with Andy. I had trouble with golfers elbow (still have to a certain extent). Tried different physios and a 3 month lay-off to no improvement. In the end I just decided I'd have to get on with it but be sensible and concentrate on improved technique for a few months (gritstone slabs mostly) slowly increasing difficulty. Also did press-ups, excentric contractions, and fore arm stretches. A year later and I don't really notice it any more.
Anyway thanks again for the advice!
>I've been steadily exercising it using a weighter bar an it does seem to be helping.
Continue with the exercises and add some stretches (look on-line for these). Increase the intensity of the exercise slowly. If the elbow becomes inflamed ease off. Take anti-inflammatories to keep the inflammation down. Also, massage the painful part of the elbow before, after and during exercise. There is also the following exercise you can do (this works for golfer's and tennis elbow):
Woke up at 5 this morning and I didn't even start to noticed it until gone 6 hopefully I'll be able to start on some easy routes at the wall next week. Just hoping I'm ready for Wales next month.
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