Bursa of the olecranon (back of the elbow prominence) – This superficial bursa (fluid filled sac) helps as a lubrication between the prominent bone and the skin. It can be swollen and inflamed in the following situations and can cause pain:
Usually painless, but if painful it indicates a septic, or inflammatory process. Radiograph usually show an olecranon spur (overuse).
Bursa communicates with joint in Rheumatoid Arthritis and is treated with resting splint, elbow pads and Anti-inflammatory medications.