Elbow bursitis, the most common type of bursitis, in an inflammation of the bursa located over your olecranon (the pointy bone at the tip of your elbow). A bursa is a slippery, fluid-filled sac that typically allows smooth movement around bony prominences, such as your elbow joint. When a bursa becomes inflamed, the sac fills with fluid. This can cause pain, redness, and noticeable swelling behind your elbow.
Ever experienced a painful sensation at the tip of your elbow after a long day of work? Leaning your elbow on the counter for long periods of time can irritate the bursa, resulting in bursitis.
Plumbers, heating and cooling technicians, mechanics, carpenters, and others who have to work on their elbows are more likely to develop bursitis. In addition, these types of jobs can cause knee bursitis. People who work on a computer or study while resting on their elbows at a desk are also at a higher risk.
Consequently, it’s no surprise that elbow bursitis has adopted several other popular names including student’s elbow, miner’s elbow, plumber’s elbow, etc.
A hard blow or direct impact to your elbow could cause the bursa to swell.
Around 20% of people with popeye’s elbow have septic bursitis, an infection of the olecranon bursa. You can develop an infection of the bursa through a cut, scrape, or even an insect bite.
Certain medications, as well as an underlying medical condition or disease, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, or pseudogout, can also increase your chances of getting elbow bursitis.
Wondering what is good for elbow bursitis relief? Get back to your favorite activities, ease pain and discomfort, protect your elbow against bursitis, and help prevent infection by wearing this protective elbow pad—the best guard and cushion for your olecranon elbow joint!
In addition to bursitis of the elbow, this support brace with pad can also help relieve uncomfortable symptoms associated with other conditions including:
Elbow osteoarthritis refers to degeneration of the cushioning cartilage at the end of your bones, which is necessary for smooth movement of your joint. Over time, this cartilage can break down and erode, leading to painful bone-on-bone rubbing, swelling, stiffness, restricted motion, and instability.
Wearing this universal wrap also acts as a helpful reminder to avoid putting pressure on your arthritic elbow joint, inflamed bursa, etc.
Soft, memory foam padding contours to your elbow like a gel, providing optimal protection for all-day support for elbow pain and injury treatment. The durable yet comfortable foam padding helps absorb shock, ensuring your elbow joint remains pressure-free.
The neoprene material is an excellent thermal insulator, providing consistent therapeutic heat to your sore elbow joint, thereby boosting blood circulation. This can help your body more effectively metabolize lactic acid and other natural by-products of fatigue, accelerating tissue recovery for a faster recovery process. Perfect for relieving chronic pains linked to arthritis, reducing inflammation and swelling, or protecting sensitive tendons and muscle tissue while you heal.
Hook and loop closures are easy to adjust for a customized level of compression. Featuring two wrap-around straps, this elbow wrap bandage is incredibly easy to put on, take off, and adjust on the fly.
Suitable for both men and women, this lightweight elbow band can be worn on either your right or left arm and is fully adjustable for a completely customized fit.
An opening over your elbow crease allows you to bend more easy at the elbow. As with most sleeves, braces, and splints don’t expect a full range of motion, but everyday tasks such as driving or using the restroom shouldn’t be a problem!
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