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Elbow Bursitis

Bursae are thin sacs throughout the body that act as cushions between bones and soft tissues. If the bursae become irritated or inflamed, more fluid will accumulate and elbow bursitis will develop. A few of the main reasons elbow bursitis can occur include trauma, prolonged pressure, infection, or other medical conditionsSwelling is often the first symptom. The skin on the back of the elbow is loose, which means that a small amount of swelling may not be noticed right away. If the bursitis is infected, the skin becomes red and warm. If the infection is not treated right away, it may spread to other parts of the arm or move into the bloodstream which can cause serious illness. 

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