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swollen elbow very painful to touch red warm

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swollen elbow very painful to touch red warm
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 8 years ago.

How long it is ?

have you taken any test or treatment?

Which part of elbow is affected?

How did it develop?

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
it is right at the very tip of the elbo for about one month don't really know what made it start, but it had a small white spot on it when it first started hurting
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 8 years ago.
Thank you for the information,

The tender swelling at the tip of the elbow can be due to olecranon bursitis.

You need to consult an orthopedic doctor for confirming it.

You may need an X-ray to see if you have any affection of joint .

Treatment includes
Rest ,
Putting ice to reduce inflammation
Stretching exercises,
Pain medication what you are already taking. If ibuprofen do not help, you can try aleve after food if you do not have any gastric problem.

Sometimes steroid may be needed also.

I hope this information will be helpful.

Please ask if you need any clarification.

Best wishes.