Tag Archive | Rest

Podcast: Lateral Epicondylitis – Should You Rest It?

Podcast: Lateral Epicondylitis – Should You Rest It?

When it comes to Tennis Elbow treatment advice, you almost always hear how important it is to “Rest it as much as possible while it heals!” But, unfortunately, the idea that healing will “just happen” while you’re resting, hoping and waiting is a major misconception when it comes to tendon injuries. Learn why “You should […]

Can I Continue With Upper-Body Exercises If I Have Tennis Elbow Or Should I Stop And Rest?

Can I Continue With Upper-Body Exercises If I Have Tennis Elbow Or Should I Stop And Rest?

This is a question I answered on Quora. Here’s my answer: Whether it’s wise or safe to continue working out your upper body when you have Tennis Elbow depends on several factors: The first being how severe your injury is – which is a difficult thing to know objectively – (unless you’ve had an MRI […]

Is R.I.C.E. the right treatment approach to Tennis Elbow?

Is R.I.C.E. the right treatment approach to Tennis Elbow?

Answer by Allen Willette: No. Not only is R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) falling out of favor for tendon problems like Tennis Elbow – it's usefulness for many other types of injury is now being questioned. One of the problems with using the RICE protocol to treat Tennis Elbow (or Golfer's Elbow) is that the […]

Is RICE Wrong For Tennis Elbow And Other Sports Injuries?

Is RICE Wrong For Tennis Elbow And Other Sports Injuries?

Doctors, trainers and other health and exercise professionals are starting to reconsider the “wisdom” of the RICE Protocol (Rest, Ice, etc.) especially ice – Even Dr. Gabe Mirkin, who coined the RICE acronym for sports injury first aid in his 1978 book, has since reversed his position. Read more on Storify: Is RICE Actually Wrong For […]

Tennis Elbow Treatment: R.I.C.E. + Rest = Rust?

Tennis Elbow Treatment: R.I.C.E. + Rest = Rust?

Does rest have any real value in treating your Tennis Elbow? You usually hear how important it is to rest it as much as you can “While it heals” But the belief that healing will “just happen” in a nice, orderly fashion while you’re resting, hoping and waiting is often wishful thinking when it comes […]