I'd like you to get this checked out by your GP but it sounds to me like it may be something called Student's Elbow - or olecranon bursitis
as it's formally known.
is a relatively common osteoarticular infection in humans typically caused by Staphylococcus and Streptococcus species.
Kanz, "Prepatellar and olecranon bursitis
: literature review and development of a treatment algorithm," Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, vol.
[1,2,4] One study of septic olecranon bursitis
found that one-third of patients had at least one comorbid illness.
Bilateral tophaceous gout over the olecranon should be considered in differential rare diagnosis of the olecranon bursitis
. Metabolic problems should be considered a priority with the patients who have bilateral joints problems.
Luiz Staub, "Olecranon bursitis
caused by group C streptococcus in a patient with tophaceous gout," Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol.
The patient was diagnosed with an acute traumatic olecranon bursitis
and advised to apply ice and avoid aggravation.
In this case report, we have described a patient with chronic hepatitis B and D, who developed Raynaud's phenomenon, ischaemic digital necrosis and bilateral olecranon bursitis
during Pegylated interferon therapy.
Surgical treatment is considered to be an effective method for treatment of olecranon bursitis
particularly for chronic proliferative and fibrous form (Fathy and Radad, 2006).
Sonography can assess the integrity of the triceps tendon, avulsion fractures and any associated fluid collections or olecranon bursitis
. Morphologic and signal intensity changes of the triceps tendon are similar to those of other tendons as previously described.
Leaking rheumatoid olecranon bursitis
as a cause of forearm swelling.