Olecranon Bursitis (Miner's Elbow)

Olecranon Bursitis is also known as Minder’s Elbow and is the result of inflammation of the bursa of the olecranon process (back of the elbow) of the elbow. There are several reasons for olecranon bursitis such as trauma, falling directly onto the back of the elbow, or repetitive overuse movements. All of these reasons can cause the bursa to thicken and become inflamed. The pain felt is local to the olecranon process (back of the elbow) and will be associated with local tenderness, joint stiffness and increased pain with movement (especially straightening the arm).
Olecranon Bursitis may be confused with Triceps Tendinitis or Osteoarthritis.

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