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My wife's elbow is causing her some pain, right at the pointy end of it. It hurts when the point touches anything hard. What could be the cause?
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Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine
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In brief: Olecranon Bursitis
Sounds like she may have a little elbow bursitis.
It is treated conservatively with padded protection of the olecranon. If it is swollen, it can be aspirated and then injected with a small amount of steroid. Either way, you should likely see a physician to get hands on.

In brief: Olecranon Bursitis
Sounds like she may have a little elbow bursitis.
It is treated conservatively with padded protection of the olecranon. If it is swollen, it can be aspirated and then injected with a small amount of steroid. Either way, you should likely see a physician to get hands on.
Dr. Jason Torrente
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Dr. Robert Frolichstein
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: Is it swollen?
If it is swollen, the most likely explanation is olecranon bursitis.
This is an inflammation, or much less commonly an infection, of a "sac" that crosses the elbow joint. It most commonly becomes inflamed from overuse or repeated contact with a hard surface.

In brief: Is it swollen?
If it is swollen, the most likely explanation is olecranon bursitis.
This is an inflammation, or much less commonly an infection, of a "sac" that crosses the elbow joint. It most commonly becomes inflamed from overuse or repeated contact with a hard surface.
Dr. Robert Frolichstein
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