Here is a simple, cheap tool to keeping yourself healthy. The ice cup. Take a small “dixie cup” and fill 3/4 with water, then freeze. Once you need some relief, take the cup out and tear the top portion off so you expose a little of the ice. Rub the ice over affected area for 7-10 mins (when you are numb, you stop). Keep the ice moving. It’s called an Ice Massage. Purpose of the ice massage is to reduce inflammation in a small area like a tendon or ligament.
Working up every set with the last set being your max for the day.