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If there is a sack of fluid hanging down, then this is called bursitis, not arthritis
It bothers you, you can get it drained
But often the fluid is resorbed
you just need to wrap a tight bandage around it
I have to go to the doctor about every two weeks lately to have it drawn off
do you wrap your elbow after?
because arthritis is fluid within the joint
bursa fluid is outside of the joint
No I was not told to
It just hangs like a little balloon from my elbo
why can't you wrap your elbow?
My doctor said to come back when it got bigger and have it drained. He never said to wrap it
If you compress it, it will prevent the fluid from accumulating
it is pressure
We do this all of the time
after surgery, with chronic effusions, etc
Do I need to keep it wrapped all the time or just when it starts getting fluid
as soon as the fluid is drained
then keep it wrapped for a couple of weeks
it may help the tissues adhere to each other
when you have fluid it is not as helpful
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