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Need more info: First you should see an orthopedic surgeon for immediate care especially if your diagnosis is correct. Not following up with care can mean pain and maybe disability in the future/ ...Read more
4.8cm hard palpable lump next to elbow. U/s said inflammatory process but no bursa. Keflex and steroids no effect.... What should I do?
When to wait: These often are quite irritating but usually resolve slowly over time without treatment. If they persist then there is a surgical option. ...Read more
In 4mo, bursa in 4 dif joints burst (L knee x1 L elbow x2, R elbow x1, R ankle 1x). 3 of these in past 3 days. No dx. Don't know what to do next.
What happens when an injury to the elbow causes the bursae sac to leak? Does this cause long-term damage? Can it heal itself?
I fell backward a couple of weeks ago and landed on my elbow. A significant amount of fluid but little pain. Will the fluid go away by itself.
Usually Does: It depends on the reason for the fluid, so it is worth getting checked. If it's blood, it can be drained, if its fluid in the elbow pad (the olecranon bursa) it can be long lasting. ...Read more
My right elbow really hurts when i push it in and turn it too side to side it feels like it needs to have a pop, it suddenly started today, what happen?
Tendinitis/bursitis: Without any history of trauma it can be due to following causes 1 lateral epicondylitis(tennis elbow)this can happen with repeatitive actions like washing windows, screwdriver or playing tennis 2medial epicondylitis(golfers elbow) it can be caused repeatitive actions like golf swings and other actions 3 olecranon bursitis inflammation bursa ar top of elbow all treated with rest and non steroidals. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with elbow bursitis, and it's been 4 weeks pain and fluid is still present. Would this be normal? How long does bursitis last?
Where is located at/: It could be you have develop the so called olecranon bursa.If it is small and not inflamed could reabsorb, however in many cases need drainage and corticosteroid injections and occasionally surgical removal. ...Read more
Bursitis: Is a benign condition of the elbow characterized by swelling over the point of the elbow. It usually goes away by itself. If not, a neoprene elbow sleeve may help. I try to avoid aspirating these, as they can get infected. Surgery rarely required to excise the bursa. ...Read more