Simple sprain and treatment

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If you think your pain has been caused by doing more activity than you’re used to, you may have simply sprained your arm. This means the arm tissues have been stretched, twisted or torn, but aren’t permanently damaged.

Avoid exercising the arm and care for it at home using painkillers and an ice pack until the pain goes away.

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Self referrals

You can self-refer into community physiotherapy services. Simply call 0207 871 0545 to make an appointment. Your initial contact with one of our chartered physiotherapists may be over the phone, where you will either be given advice on appropriate treatment, or a face-to-face consultation will be arranged.

Should you wish to speak to your GP first, simply make an appointment with your local practice. If your GP refers you, one of our patient care advisers will contact you within 48 hours to arrange an appointment.

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