Olecranon bursitis is irritation of the bursa in the elbow. This bursa is located directly between the skin and the bony tip of the elbow and its function is to protect the elbow mainly during acute direct or repeated trauma.
Activities and sports that require repetitive contraction or tensioning of the triceps muscle of the arm, or prolonged pressure on the elbow can cause bursa irritation and sometimes inflammation. Bursitis can also occur in the presence of an inflammatory condition such as rheumatoid arthritis.
Treatment of Olecranon #Bursitis consists of Class IV Laser Therapy, management of any biomechanics stresses in the area and exercise rehabilitation to address any weaknesses that can be putting undue stress on the area.