Soft lump on outside of elbow joint?

Lump on elbow. One thing that comes to mind is a bursitis. This is an inflammation of the bursa - a small fluid filled sack that lines some joints. The bursa can get inflamed due to trauma, overuse or infection. It's not always painful, but can present as a soft lump on the outside of the elbow. Standard treatment includes nsaids, ice, compression, avoidance of trauma and sometimes drainage and antibiotics.

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I have recently strained a tendon in my left arm just above my elbow joint this caused a lump ultrasounds revealed no problems and I have had physio as well now my arm has a burning sensation on my forearm between my wrist and elbow it feels really hot bu

Possibly a ganglion. Ganglion cysts are swellings of the linings of the sheaths around the nerves or tendons, arising usually after some form of trauma (which might just be a sharp yank or twist). They can get bigger and smaller as they fill and empty with fluid as part of the inflammatory response. The pain comes from the space they take up. They are seen with mri. If not this, have the nerves evaluated w/ emg. Read more...
Nerve irritation. Sounds like tennis elbow. Oftentimes the inflammation can cause swelling that affects adjacent nerves at the elbow. Try ibuprofen. Read more...

What can I do at home to treat the feeling of 'air' in my elbow joint? 2 days of aching getting worse.

Plan. The firs of all your elbow need rest for a whiles. Then in pharmacy you can buy a elbow holder/ splint and put it on for daily activity. For night time buy any joint ointment/cream. At the same time set up the appointment with doctor and may be you need XRay. . Read more...

Had a semi torn triceps 8 years ago, still have cracking elbow joint and less triceps strenght than right side when working out. Is there a fix will it remain like this 4 ever?

Probably not. If it has been 8 years and your have done physical therapy and worked out regularly then I am afraid that you reached maximum recovery. You could consult with an orthopedic surgeon to see if there could be any surgical intervention that may be beneficial. Read more...
Likely. Depending on the degree of tearing, this might not be easily fixable. Tendon transfers do exist around the elbow, but they are contingent on near normal muscle function. After eight years some of your muscle tissue has likely been replaced by fatty tissue due to the lack of stimulation of the triceps caused by the tear. This may not be recoverable. Read more...