Olecranon Bursitis – Elbow Pain Treatment & Symptoms
Conditions of the Elbow
- Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
- Golfers elbow (medial epicondylitis)
- Elbow/Olecranon bursitis
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
- Biceps tendonitis
- Elbow contusion/bruise
- Humerus fracture
- Radial head fracture
- Olecranon fracture
- Pronator teres syndrome
- Median nerve injury
- Radial tunnel syndrome
- Forearm splints
Olecranon Bursitis (Elbow Pain) Treatment & Surgery
- Oral Anti-inflammatory/analgesic medication
- H&L injection (Cortisone)
- Aspiration of the excess bursa fluid
Elbow (Olecranon bursitis)
Bursae are thin, slippery sacs located throughout the body that act as cushions between bones and soft tissues. They contain a small amount of lubricating fluid that allows the skin to move freely over the underlying bone.
The olecranon bursa lies between the loose skin and the pointy bone at the back of the elbow called the olecranon.
Normally, the olecranon bursa is flat. If it becomes irritated or inflamed, more fluid will accumulate in the bursa and bursitis will develop.
Common symptoms of Elbow (Olecranon bursitis)
- Swelling is often the first symptom
- Pain with direct pressure or bending the elbow
- Inflammation where the skin becomes red and warm to touch
It is recommended to get Dr Siow’s professional advice for further treatment.
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