Olecranon Bursitis is an inflammation of the sacs of fluid on your arm that allow your elbow to move. This causes elbow pain and may also be called a “Popeye Elbow.
The video will help you learn more about the condition:
Olecranon bursitis occurs when the small fluid-filled cushions (bursa) that sit between the elbow bones, muscles and tendons swell and become inflamed. The most common causes of inflammation are:
A direct blow to the elbow that causes the bursa to produce more fluid.
Prolonged pressure on the tip of the elbow when leaning on a hard surface gradually leads to swelling in the bursa.
A bacterial infection in the sec may lead to inflammation due to:
Medical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and gout can lead to olecranon bursitis.
Symptoms of elbow pain include but are not limited to:
Pain when moving the elbow
While the above steps can quickly diagnose olecranon bursitis, an x-ray scan may be performed to confirm the diagnosis. Also, your doctor may request a fluid test to determine the cause of bursitis.
Get early treatment to avoid more damage to the elbow and prevent recurrences, so the condition does not become chronic.
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