In 2023, the best advice you can hear about elbow bursitis is to seek treatment as soon as possible. Elbow bursitis is a common condition that can cause pain and swelling in the elbow. If left untreated, it can lead to further complications. In this blog post, we will discuss the causes of elbow bursitis, symptoms, and treatment options. We hope that this information will help you get on the road to recovery!
There are a number of different factors that can contribute to the development of elbow bursitis. Some of the most common include:
The most common symptom of elbow bursitis is pain. This pain is often described as a throbbing or aching sensation. It is typically worse when the joint is used, such as when you are lifting something heavy. Other symptoms can include:
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to see your doctor. They will be able to diagnose elbow bursitis and recommend treatment.
There are a number of different treatment options available for elbow bursitis. The goal of treatment is to reduce pain and inflammation. This can be done through a combination of rest, ice, and over-the-counter medication. In some cases, a corticosteroid injection may be necessary. If the condition does not improve with conservative treatment, surgery may be an option.
The best advice for elbow bursitis is to rest the joint and avoid any activities that may aggravate the condition. Ice can also be applied to help reduce inflammation. If the pain persists, it is important to see a doctor so that they can rule out any other potential causes of the pain. In some cases, corticosteroid injections or surgery may be necessary to remove the bursa.
If you are experiencing pain and swelling in your elbow, it is important to see your doctor. They will be able to diagnose elbow bursitis and recommend treatment. With proper treatment, the condition can improve and you can get back to your normal activities.
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!