Elbow pain is commonly caused by overuse and resolves by itself with time.
Carrying out simple exercises or by adapting your movements, using splints, applying ice or heat packs can help to ease pain and improve movements.
If the pain doesn’t improve within six weeks, please contact Physio Advice Line on 0300 555 0210.
It is important to see your GP if:
- Your elbow is hot, red and swollen, as this may be a sign of infection.
- Your elbow pain came on follow a fall or trauma or you think you have broken your elbow.
- You have tingling or numbness further down your arm or in your hand.
Try our elbow exercises detailed in this leaflet for further help. You can download, save or print the leaflet by clicking on the image.