If you have been experiencing pain and swelling in your elbow, you may have elbow bursitis. This condition is caused by inflammation of the bursa, a small fluid-filled sac that helps to reduce friction between tissues. Bursitis can be very painful and can make everyday activities difficult. In this blog post, we will discuss what elbow bursitis is, the symptoms, and how you can treat it.
Elbow bursitis is a condition that results from the inflammation of the bursa, a small fluid-filled sac that helps reduce friction between tissues. The bursa is located between the skin and the tendons or bones. When the bursa becomes inflamed, it can cause pain, swelling, and stiffness.
There are a lot of symptoms that would give you an idea that you are experiencing elbow bursitis. Here are some:
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to see a doctor so they can properly diagnose you.
There are several things that can lead to the development of elbow bursitis. Some of the most common causes include:
There are a few different ways that elbow bursitis can be treated. The most common treatment options include:
If you think you may be experiencing elbow bursitis, it is important to see a doctor so they can properly diagnose and treat the condition. Elbow bursitis can be painful and debilitating, but with proper treatment, it can be managed.
Dr. Chen sees patients at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital Center for Sports Medicine in Walnut Creek, California. He is a board-certified Pediatrician and Sports Medicine Doctor that specializes in the non-operative medical treatment of a wide variety of various musculoskeletal conditions. Dr. Chen graduated from St. George’s University School of Medicine and went on to complete Pediatric residency training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey (Rutgers), then went on to fellowship training in Sports Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, one of the perennially top ranked children’s hospitals in the nation. There he provided sideline coverage for NCAA Division I athletics at the University of Cincinnati and Miami University (OH). Since graduating, Dr. Chen has continued his love of sports coverage by volunteering for the San Francisco Marathon, the San Francisco Giant Race, and as the team physician for Northgate High School in Walnut Creek. Being a part of The Center for Sports Medicine allows Dr. Chen quick access to a multidisciplinary team of orthopedic surgeons, podiatrists, physiatrists, and physical therapists to return you to your highest functional level quickly and safely. Click here to contact us for your next appointment!