WebMd used to say: Tennis Elbow takes 6-12 months to heal – and that patience helps (!) Now they say: "Tennis Elbow is a common injury that will usually heal with minor treatment, but you have to give it time and rest." — WebMD; In their 'Patient Information Sheet' The British Medical Journal says 1-3 Months – but recurrences are common.
The symptoms of tennis elbow include pain, inflammation, and stiffness. With proper treatment, you will begin to notice an improvement in approximately 1-3 weeks, depending on your level of activity. Most people can expect the injury to be completely healed in 6-8 weeks. R.I.C.E. R.I.C.E. Is the best way to treat tennis elbow.
Treatment. Tennis elbow often gets better on its own. But if over-the-counter pain medications and other self-care measures aren't helping, your doctor may suggest physical therapy. Severe cases of tennis elbow may require surgery. Therapy
Initial treatment. Cut back on movements and activities that cause pain in the affected elbow, forearm, and wrist. For additional pain relief, apply ice to the epicondyle for 15 to 20 minutes every four to six hours for the first day or so. Oral over-the-counter pain relievers (ibuprofen, naproxen, aspirin, and acetaminophen) may also help, but ...
After competition of the exercises for tennis elbow, you should immediately apply ice(not directly to the skin) to help decrease/control any swelling or inflammation(if you’ve had tennis elbow for 3 weeks or less) and/or heat therapy(if you’ve had tennis elbow for longer than 3 weeks) to accelerate the healing process.
Approximately 95% of people with tennis elbow get better with nonsurgical treatments. Afterward, they can resume activities. It may take six to 18 months for symptoms to go away. A small number of people need surgery. Between 80% to 90% of people who get tennis elbow surgery see their symptoms improve within one year.