Arm pain is common and usually happens after an injury or fall. Occasionally, it can be a sign of an underlying condition.
Avoid exercising the arm and care for it at home using painkillers and an ice pack (see box on this page for advice) until the pain goes away.
Tennis elbow or golfer's elbow
Tennis elbow is a condition that results in pain around the outside of the elbow. It often occurs after strenuous overuse of the muscles and tendons near the elbow joint, for example after playing tennis.
The medical name for tennis elbow is lateral epicondylitis. This is because the pain is usually felt around the bony lump on the outside of the elbow, known as the lateral epicondyle. Pain can also occur on the inner side of the elbow, which is known as golfer's elbow. The pain caused by tennis elbow or golfer's elbow can last for several weeks or months, but will eventually get better
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