I have been suffering from a bad case of tennis elbow for about a month now. I really don't know how I got it; I just noticed one day that it was sore and figured it was one of the typical everyday aches and pains that we in the 50-and-over bracket have to get used to. I hadn't played much golf at all over the winter (and no tennis), so I was pretty stumped as to what the initial cause was. My only thought was that I had been doing a bit more lifting and less cardio on my trips to the gym. I was sure that if I let it be for a few days it would go away.
Instead, if anything it's gotten worse. I've tried icing it frequently and got a tennis elbow brace but no luck so far. I have played one round since the onset of the issue. I used the brace and the pain was manageable through about 13 or 14, and then the last few holes were brutal. I have not gone back out on the course since. The weather is starting to get a little nicer and the season will soon be here - I hate the thought of not being able to play. Are there any other golfers who have dealt with tennis elbow, and if so, how did you get it to go away? I've had golfer's elbow before, and the cure for that was pretty simple - just stop hitting off of mats. I'm hoping I can find a way to get rid of the tennis elbow in time to enjoy the season.