Acute pain just above elbows
I'm not the fittest guy in the world and haven't done any weight training in literally years. 3 days ago I started P90X to try and get myself into shape. On Wednesday I was doing the chest & back video which involves a lot of push ups and pull ups. I've overdone it during that video and for the last couple of days I (understandably) was sore around the chest, shoulders and arms. For the last two days I've stuck to cardio work and some stretching and my chest and shoulders are still slightly painful but I wouldn't be worried about working them again. However, on both of my arms, just above the elbow, I have quite a severe pain when I try to completely straighten the arm or put a bend in the arm past 90 degrees. I thought this pain would have eased off a bit by now but it seems to be as painful as it was on Thursday. For the past two days I've been doing cardio work and performing some stretching on the arms after a warm-up which has worked everywhere other than that particular bit of my arms. The pain would be just where the tricep joins to the elbow and extends about a hand-width up each arm - further up the arm (i.e. around the middle of the upper-arm) doesn't really hurt - the pain is isolated to that area just above the elbow.
Does anyone have experience of a similar injury and, if so, am I best just to not work that area until the pain goes away?