Elbow and arm pain
Elbow and arm pain is not usually a sign of anything serious. If it does not go away after a few weeks, see a GP.
How you can ease elbow and arm pain yourself
Try these things for a couple of days:
- put a pack of frozen peas wrapped in a tea towel on your arm – do this for 5 minutes, 3 times a day
- take painkillers like paracetamol or ibuprofen
- raise the arm if it's swollen
Causes of elbow and arm pain
Apart from an injury, these things can cause arm pain.
Do not self-diagnose. See a GP if you're worried.