I have popeye elbow from getting cellulitis. No injury. 3 weeks, only slightly better. Will it eventually go away? Motion range is normal
It might resolve with antibiotics, but sometimes the swelling will persist without infection from inflammation in the olecranon bursa which is under the skin at the tip of the elbow.
It can be drained and sometimes treated with cortisone. Rarely the bursa will need to be removed with surgery.
SKIN INFECTION (CELLULITIS)