Just had my first day back in the gym after getting over some injuries (well, sort of:-) Anyway, my knee isn't 100%, so I'm concentrating more on defense, hands, and elbows (first time training). Found a great gym with a Thai trainer, guys who’ve done Muay Thai and fought in Shootboxe in Japan, etc. Now for the question.
I have some tedonitis in my elbows (celebrex+acupuncturist+R.I.C.E= okay) and after working the pads tonight my right elbow is kind of swollen... do you get used to this? I don't mind it hurting, but I don't want to get swelling that presses some tendons the wrong way and makes me take a long break (from training or writing up my PhD). Do you guys wear pads for elbows, throw any linament or ice on afterwards, or just suck it up?