D-MAPP: Digital - My Arm Pain Programme

Lead researcher and their location/institution

Professor Philip Conaghan, University of Leeds

Who can get involved

Anyone living with a musculoskeletal condition of the arm, anywhere from their elbow to their fingertips, such as hand and thumb osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, tennis elbow, or non-specific arm pain (often referred to as ‘repetitive strain injury’).

Unfortunately, this research will not be relevant to all conditions of the arm (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis or pain due to cancer or nerve damage). If you are unsure whether this research is right for you, please follow the links below to find out more or contact our research team.

Type of study



Anywhere in the UK. Our questionnaire can be completed online, or we can send you a paper copy in the post.

About the project

Digital – My Arm Pain Programme (D-MAPP) aims to develop a website to support people living with painful conditions of the elbow, forearm, wrist or hand. Throughout this work, it is crucial that we are guided by the experiences of people who live with these conditions day to day.

We will be carrying out a range of different studies over the next six years. We would like to gather interest from anyone living with musculoskeletal conditions of the arm (such as hand and thumb osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome or tennis elbow), who may be interested in taking part in future studies or finding out more about our research.

What is involved?

We would like you to complete a short questionnaire to tell us a little about yourself and the condition you are living with, and to share your contact details with us. This means that, with your permission, we can get in touch about future D-MAPP studies which you may be interested in hearing more about.

Find out more

Click here to find out more and complete the questionnaire online.

If you have any questions or would like us to post you a copy of the questionnaire, get in touch with D-MAPP researchers Lucy and Kathleen.

Email: D-MAPP@leeds.ac.uk

Telephone: 0794 235 8885