Although rest is a vital component of the recovery process, it doesn’t mean the affected limb has to be completely immobilised. In fact, tendons need to be placed under tensile loads to grow and stay healthy. The difficult part is finding the specific movements in which you place the tendons under load, and strengthen the wrist extensor muscles in your forearm. As previously mentioned, the tendons in your body have very poor circulation, and as a result healing of tendons does not automatically happen. Something must be done to encourage this process. That something is Exercise!
Exercise is the most important component for your recovery and one that must not be avoided.
Tensile load needs to be placed through the affected muscle to enable it to grow!
These exercises should be done daily; they will take approximately 20 minutes, but will greatly improve your pain, prognosis and recovery time.