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Elbow (Olecranon) Bursitis
Causes, Symptoms, Risk Factors, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment

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What are the symptoms of Elbow Bursitis?

There are various elbow bursitis symptoms in people some of which are observed as:

  • Localized swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Elbow pain
  • Restricted full range of motion
  • Skin that is warm to the touch
  • Redness
  • Fever

Elbow (Olecranon) Bursitis: Symptoms and Complications

What are the risk factors of Elbow Bursitis?

Major factors which may predispose an individual to the development of this condition are:

  • Repetitive or prolonged pressure on the elbow
  • Repetitive motions
  • Infections
  • Trauma to the affected elbow
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Gout

Patients should be cautious in case of any of the above-mentioned conditions since delaying treatment can lead to severe complications like bleeding and bruising.

References: 
  • Elbow Bursitis. WebMD. Available at: https://www.webmd.com/arthritis/olecranon-bursitis Accessed on June 16th, 2020.
  • Elbow Bursitis. Arthistis. Available at: https://www.arthritis-health.com/types/bursitis/elbow-olecranon-bursitis Accessed on June 16th, 2020.
  • Elbow Bursitis. Healthline. Available at: https://www.healthline.com/health/sports-injuries/elbow-bursitis Accessed on June 16th, 2020.
  • Elbow Bursitis. Mayo Clinic. Available at: https://sportsmedicine.mayoclinic.org/condition/elbow-bursitis/ Accessed on June 16th, 2020.
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