When is it okay for me to exercise after my elbow procedure?
You may resume exercise for your lower body (i.e. walking, running, elliptical, etc.) as soon as you would like following your elbow surgery; however, you must wait 6-10 weeks after your elbow surgery before you can start working out your upper body again.
Commonly following a tennis elbow procedure or biceps tendon repair procedure, you will not be permitted to lift any items in the hand of your surgery side until 6 weeks after surgery (not even a cell phone!)
Your physical therapy program begins a week after surgery and will progress under Dr. Snibbe and your therapist recommendations. Once you have adequately rehabbed your elbow, sometimes therapy is continued for sports-specific training.