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How Long Does Elbow 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
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?
Not normal.: If it is not infected, the bursa is aspirated and injected with cortisone. The recovery would be very fast. ...Read more
Banged elbow May 16. Got bursitis. Today is Jul 3 & it's greatly improved but not there all the way. How long does elbow bursitis take to fully heal?
See details: As long as it is not infected, if the bursa is aspirated and injected with cortisone the recovery is very fast. ...Read more
Elbow Bursitis: Fluid at the tip of the elbow is called olecranon bursitis. It can occur after a direct blow, but it also can occur in people who do a lot of desk work. If you continually rub your elbow on a desk it can occur. If the fluid persists for more then a week i would see an orthopedist. It may need to be drained. If it starts getting red then you need to go right away as it may become infected. ...Read more
Not usually : Unlikely. One possible scenerio is that the disc caused weakness leading to an imbalance but this is just speculation if the disc caused weakness in the area involved. ...Read more
Deep purple/red elbow following septic bursitis. Has been 6 weeks since infection gone & color still there. Only slight swelling. How long to clear?
Infected elbow bursitis/cellulitus 4 weeks ago. 2 weeks of IV & antibio killed infection. Elbow still purple/red & slightly swollen. How long to heal?
Recurrent infection: Although antibiotics may have "Killed" infection, often time resistant organisms may develope and worsening redness and swelling may be an indication. If no infection is present, then RICE therapy with ace compression, ice and elevation (decreased activity with sling may improve). OTC anti-inflammatory agents may reduce erythema (redness) and swelling. Worsening pain, swelling may be warning sign. ...Read more
Elbow septic bursitis from scrape, took amoxicillin, 10 days. No heat or swelling now. Still sore some, how long heal time? Take advil (ibuprofen) for inflame.
It could be: several weeks before the swelling goes down and you feel better. The fluid in the joint has to be reabsorbed,and this can take weeks to several months. Give it time.. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Nonsurgical is to try and treat the course.
Could be due to infection, Rx with antibiotics and aspiration.
If caused by prolonged pressure, use elbow pad, avoid activity causing this. NSAIDs can also help.
Surgical removal only after everything else failed ...Read more
Safe but not advised: The most common elbow bursitis is an olecranon bursitis. This usually is not very painful but does cause a prominent bump on the back of the elbow. It is safe to use kettle bells, but the bursitis will not go away until you rest the elbow. Sometimes we need to remove the bursa with surgery. ...Read more
Bursitis: Olecranon bursitis is swelling over the point of the elbow. It is typically benign, and normally resolves spontaneously. If it doesn't, try a compressive sleeve. Occasionally, the bursitis may be infected. This should be suspected if warmth or redness is observed. Rarely, bursitis occurs as a result of underlying injury to triceps tendon. If weakness in pushing noticed, see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Stretching: Stretching exercises by keeping the elbow fully extended and then bending the wrist up and down are the best way to stretch the tendons of the elbow. Alternating heat and ice to the affected area can also help. If this does not help an injection sometimes is used in the most severe cases even surgery may be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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