Originally Posted by jarude
Good to hear. I am at the point where as long as I don't do anything stupid, I can more or less do 80% of what I want to do. What was your timeline like?
summer 2013: fuck up elbow. diagnosis, NSAIDs en masse. can't do shit. no lifting, cannot even open jars or bottles (elbow health 0%)
sept: physical therapy, rubber dildo coldsnap procedures. intermittent lifting, elbow aggravated with most anything training-related (not normal life) (elbow health 30%)
spring 2014: realize physical therapy does exactly jack and shit, elbow slowly getting better. aggravated by weightlifting movements (elbow health 50%)
summer 2014: graduate with MSc., start working as a professional research economist. training ramps down accordingly, elbow is feeling happy (elbow health 70%)
january 2015: start another research project, schedule normalizes. start to increase training frequency. elbow feeling good all the time (during training and afterwards). start adding weightlifting movements back up to normal levels. (elbow health 85%)
summer 2015: pick up normal training frequency, movements feel normal, elbow feels normal. clean grip snatching, snatching, drop snatch and all other movements which used to kill elbow and leave it in pain for days now okay. No pain before, during or after training, even with pretty aggravating movements. (elbow health 100%)
Pretty fucked up, but I think my decreasing the workload on it did most of the work. Some good did come out of this, however. I now have much, much better technique, since I cannot have the bar crashing on me or riding the bar aggressively down on snatches for fear of the elbow again.