Olecranon bursitis is caused when there is an inflammation of bursae, the small sacs of fluid located at the back of the elbow. It can be caused by an injury or inflammation in the elbow. Common symptoms include pain or swelling of the elbow. The treatment will vary depending on the doctor’s diagnosis.
Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
Repetitive gripping motions can strain the tendons of the elbow causing them to tear over time. This is known as tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). Pain in the elbow along with tenderness is a common symptom of tennis elbow. Surgical and non-surgical treatments can be adopted to treat this condition.
Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis) is caused by repetitive motion associated with the forearm, wrist, or hand. A form of elbow tendinitis, golfer’s elbow is caused when the tendons get degenerated with overuse. Pain or swelling may be felt along the forearm and elbow. Ice and electrical stimulation, and physical therapy can help in treatment of this condition.
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Numbness, weakness, pain, and tingling felt in the arms and hands are symptomatic of cubital tunnel syndrome. It is caused by excessive pressure exertion and stretching of the ulnar nerve. A therapist can help reduce the pressure on the nerve. Surgery might be needed in severe cases.