Another easy to spot symptom of this type of bursitis is a rounded appearance around the elbow. Often, olecranon bursitis will not show any visible symptoms, but in more severe cases you may notice the swelling create a visible deformation. If you suspect bursitis, you should schedule an appointment with your doctor. He or she will most likely order an x-ray which can help to detect issues in the bones. Moreover, a blood test may be necessary to look for signs of infection. If a significant amount of fluid is found, draining excess fluid may be a good idea.
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