I have a sore elbow that seems to be getting worse. What would you recommend?
It is very important to try to figure out exactly what the injury is and then to figure out, if possible, what caused it. Some injuries respond very well and quickly to treatment. In these cases it is better to start earlier than later. Other injuries are persistent and treatment isn't as effective. In these cases it is important to be educated to make sure you are no longer doing the activities that caused the problem in the first place and are exercising to optimize mobility and strength. Once you know what to do and not do the length of the recovery period will be shortened.