Swelling (excess fluid in the joint)

A thick elbow with fluid is in most cases the result of bursa inflammation. This is also called olecrani. This is often painful, but it also often happens that fluid occurs in the elbow without pain. This is also often annoying with daily activities. A thick elbow can also be caused by a trauma or by overloading. If the elbow falls or is hit hard, a thickening may occur, with an inflammation and/or a bleeding. A thickening of the inside of the elbow can also be rheumatoid arthritis and gout. The symptoms that occur with a thick elbow with fluid:

  • Fever problems
  • Pain
  • Warm and red feeling skin
  • Swelling at the tip of the elbow
  • The less effective movement of the elbow

A swollen elbow can also be caused by reading or studying for too long. This ailment can be called a student elbow. Here there is leaning on the elbow for too much. This can lead to bursitis. Long-term pressure causes small damage to the tissue, which can lead to irritation and complaints. Moisture can also form during prolonged work, where you rely on the elbows, or very intensive use is done. This can increase if you move. The elbow is the joint between the humerus in the upper arm and the spoke in the lower leg in the lower arm. The bursa is located under the skin, on the bone protrusion at the back of the elbow joint. This bag of fluid, also known as the bursa, ensures that the muscles move smoothly alongside each other. An inflamed bursa fills up with moisture, with the result that the elbow becomes thick and stitches can occur in the elbow. Timely and expert treatment by a specialist is necessary to prevent this from becoming a chronic condition. You can choose to purchase a tool that can solve this problem. Podobrace has the Super Ortho Elbow Support and the Super Ortho Wrap Elbow Support to remedy a swollen elbow.