If you suspect you may have elbow bursitis, book an appointment with your doctor or another sports medicine specialist.
From there, they will likely advise you to immobilize the affected elbow. In some cases, draining the fluid in the bursa may be necessary. Further, your doctor or specialist may recommend an X-ray to examine if anything else may be contributing to the pain, such as bone spurs. Bone spurs are frequently found in patients with elbow bursitis.
In some cases, surgery may also be necessary to remove the bursa. However, this is frequently only done if other less invasive measures haven’t worked. If surgery is required, a 3-4 week recovery period can be expected following the procedure.
Physical therapy and rest may further aid in getting you back to normal functioning and back to your regular activities.
For further prevention, make sure to always wear elbow pads for protection, especially if it’s possible you may get hit with a ball or fall on your elbow during play.
At Athlete’s Choice Massage, our registered massage therapists can help you get back to your normal. If you’re experiencing muscle pain or tightness in relation to your bursitis, contact our clinic today. Book your next appointment and start your journey toward recovery today.