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What is bursitis and how is it going to affect my elbow now?

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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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