When should you seek emergency care for elbow pain?

You should seek emergency care for elbow pain If 

  • The pain doesn’t go away with rest, ice, compression, and elevation.
  • The pain is intense, and you have swelling and bruising around your elbow.
  • The pain, swelling or redness gets worse.
  • You have developed a fever.
  • You have problems using your elbow, such as bending your arm.

These could all be signs of a fractured or dislocated elbow.