Elbow bursitis, also known as olecranon bursitis, causes fluid to accumulate in the olecranon bursa. Olecranon bursa (sac-like tissue) facilitates the elbow's smooth movement.
The common symptoms include: elbow pain, elbow tip swelling, bursa inflammation. If the elbow bursa is infected, the patient may also have the following symptoms: fever, sweating, elbow redness, skin scrape.
Elbow bursitis is often due to acute trauma, repetitive rubbing, infections. Trauma causes direct injuries. Abrasion and laceration often cause infections. Rheumatoid arthritis, gout or other systemic inflammations may lead to the infected elbow bursitis.