Our specialists have seen many patients complaining with elbow pain. Olecranon bursitis is one of the common elbow pain. What are olecranon Bursitis treatment?

What is Olecranon Bursitis or Elbow Bursitis?

Olecranon bursitis also called Elbow Bursitis, causes fluid to collect in a sac that lies behind the elbow, called the olecranon bursa. A bursa is a slippery, sac-like tissue that normally allows smooth movement around bony prominences, such as the point behind the elbow. When a bursa becomes inflamed, the sac fills with fluid. This can cause pain and a noticeable swelling behind the elbow.

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Symptoms of Elbow Bursitis

As per our olecranon bursitis doctor Singapore, the common symptoms of elbow bursitis include: Pain around the back of the elbow. Swelling directly over the bony prominence of the tip of the elbow. Slightly limited motion of the elbow.

Causes of Olecranon Bursitis

Elbow bursitis may follow a traumatic accident, such as a fall onto the back of the elbow, or it may seemingly pop up out of nowhere. People who rest their elbows on hard surfaces may aggravate the condition and make the swelling more prominent.

How is Elbow Bursitis diagnosed?

Our olecranon bursitis doctor Singapore usually diagnose elbow bursitis on clinical examination, but an x-ray will often be done to ensure the elbow joint itself appears normal. A MRI is not necessary to diagnose elbow bursitis, and will only be done if there is uncertainty about the diagnosis.

What are the treatment for Elbow Bursitis?

Anti-inflammatory medications

Anti-inflammatory injections

Orthopaedic Accessory

Antibiotic will be required for infected  elbow


Surgery may be recommended for severe case

Patients should be advised to avoid excessive pressure over the elbow. Care should also be taken not to traumatise the elbow from persistent rubbing or contact sports. Elbow pads may help to prevent recurrence until the initial inflammation resolves.

When do you need to CALL our olecranon bursitis doctor Singapore?

Do you know that the elbow bursitis may be the result of an infection within the bursa??? Call our olecranon bursitis specialist clinic for olecranon bursitis treatment at (65) 66532628 before the symptoms get worsen.