Elbow Conditions

Elbow Bursitis

Elbow bursitis is the swelling of the fluid-filled sac, or bursa, found at the tip of the elbow. You may see the tip of the joint getting swollen and red. This condition can have many causes but typically is caused by a direct hit or frequent bumping and too much pressure, like leaning, over time.


  • can be painless but may be painful when leaning on the elbow.
  • You may also notice swelling and redness at the tip of the elbow, as well as possible stiffness.

A physical therapist can work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan.

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