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Swollen Elbow Joint

Severe (external) swelling of the elbow joint (golf ball size)…no pain, but inflammation; thought it may be related to tennis elbow, but learn later that the condition is not tennis elbow related.  Condition has existed for a couple of weeks now. Want to know the medical term for this condition and is there a cure?
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Hello!

Elbow bursitis, also called olecranon bursitis, is a common cause of swelling and inflammation around the elbow joint.

I think your elbow is swollen without any signs of inflammation. Inflammation consists of pain, swelling, redness and increase in temperature due to an acute infection.

The other causes of swelling at the elbow joint can be allergic reaction, insect bite, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, pseudogout, fracture, fracture callous, lymphedema, venous insufficiency, cellulitis, any infection or blunt trauma.

You need a proper examination with a detailed history to come to a diagnosis

Take care!
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Avatar n tn
thanks....Gout!
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Avatar dr m tn
Hello!

For Gout (Hyperuricemia) consider necessary dietary and lifestyle changes. Start treatment; follow up with your orthopedician.

Take care!
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