Most elbow problems can normally by managed by your GP, physiotherapist or with self-management strategies.
If you have any of the following symptoms, you should seek medical help more urgently:
- Stiffness with skin redness, swelling, acute pain over the elbow associated with a fever or general feeling of being unwell
- Pain and difficulty moving your elbow after an injury
- Severe pain and a snapping sensation in the front of your elbow when heavy lifting