Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Based upon your answers, your pain could be due to muscle strain, tendonitis or sprain, perhaps related to recent activities. It may improve on its own in a short amount of time.
To decrease pain, rest and avoid those activities that may have triggered the pain. Over-the-counter pain medications, topical treatments (such as IcyHot or BenGay), or the application of ice may also provide some relief.