Patient complains of sudden pain in the elbow after a history of repeated trauma with slight swelling and tenderness. The condition is OLECRANON BURSITIS.
Symptoms of OLECRANON BURSITIS
The common symptoms of elbow bursitis include:
- Pain around the back of the elbow
- Swelling directly over the bony prominence of the tip of the elbow3
- Limited range of motion of the elbow
- Chills or sweats
- Redness around the back of the elbow
- Breaks in the skin (scrapes/cuts) around the swollen area
Causes of Olecranon Bursitis
Elbow bursitis may follow a traumatic accident, such as falling on the back of the elbow, or it may seemingly pop up out of nowhere.5 People who rest their elbows on hard surfaces may aggravate the condition and make the swelling more prominent.
Infected elbow bursitis, also called septic bursitis, may occur after an injury in which the skin behind the elbow is cut or abraded, allowing bacteria to enter. People with systemic inflammatory conditions, such as gout and rheumatoid arthritis, have a higher chance of developing infected elbow bursitis.
Homoeopathic Treatment of Olecranon Bursitis
There are numerous bursae around the body and any of them can become inflamed. They may appear for no obvious reasons or they may be secondary to trauma, repetitive injury or arthritis. In many cases, no treatment is required but only protection of the inflamed site.
Ruta graveolens is one of the chief remedies for injuries of joints, tendons, bones and bursae. Pains are bruised. Complaints from straining flexor tendons; bursitis with cracking in joints, worse from walking in open air.
Bellis perennis is an excellent remedy for muscular and joint rheumatism. Post-traumatic and rheumatic myalgic pains. Joints are sore. Muscular soreness. Wrist feels contracted as from an elastic band; better from continuous motion and cold applications. Sprains and injuries to muscular tissues are effectively treated by this remedy.
Lycopersicum esculentum has intense, aching, rheumatic pain in the muscles of all limbs with a lame and tired feeling. Sharp pain in the right deltoid and pectoral muscles, worse lifting the arm upwards and outwards.
Bryonia alba is indicated for swelling of the elbow; every spot is painful on pressure], along with the typical Bryonia alba symptoms.
Calcarea fluorica is a bone salt used for tendon and joint disorders especially after injury or over use. Cracking in joints, easy dislocation. Synovial swelling; swelling and indurate enlargements. Very effective in bursitis and chronic synovitis.
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