Radiohumeral Bursitis

Radiohumeral bursitis can also give similar symptoms to tennis elbow. This is inflammation of a bursa or small sack of fluid which sits between the tendon and the bone to help lubricate it. This elbow injury can be caused by a direct impact to the joint or arm, with some common symptoms being elbow pain, swelling and restricted movement.

Symptoms

The main symptoms of Radiohumeral bursitis are a pain, tenderness and a limited range of movement in the elbow. the joint will be swollen and redness can occur in some cases, It may cause a fever if an infection is present.

Causes

The type of injury may be caused by a direct blow to the elbow or forearm, arthritis, gout or acute infection but frequently the cause is unknown.

Treatment

Rest the inflamed area as much as possible. If you must resume normal activity immediately, wear a sling until the pain becomes more bearable. To prevent a frozen elbow, begin normal, slow joint movement as soon as possible. Painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs may be prescribed or Corticosteroid injections into the bursa to reduce inflammation.

 

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