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Olecranon Bursitis. "Ambtenaren elleboog"

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A bursa is a saclike membrane near a joint.
It acts as a cushion between the muscle or skin and bone.
Without the bursa, friction caused by movement would reduce flexibility in the joints. Bursitis is inflammation of a bursa.
It is a common condition that often occurs when a joint is overused, such as when playing an instrument, throwing a baseball or painting a wall.


Repetitive motion related to certain activities when the elbow joint is overused, such as when playing an instrument, painting a wall,or pushing a vacuum cleaner back and forth, throwing a baseball and swinging a tennis racket or a golf club are other examples of repeated physical activity.
Stress or direct trauma/bumping or prolonged pressure to the elbow joint, or abnormal elbow joint position, such as lying on carpet with elbows propped up while watching TV.

Gerelateerde blessures:

Bewegingsbeperking bij buigen, Bobbel, Bult, Gespannenheid, Gevoeligheid, Huidskleur rood / Erytheem, Huidtemperatuur, warm, Kloppend, Ontsteking, Opgezwollen, Pijn bij aanraken, Pijn bij belasten, Pijn bij spelen, Pijn, chronische, Stijfheid, functieverlies, Verdikking, huid, Zeurende pijn, Zwelling,
Trombone, Altviool, Cello, Contrabas, Viool,



  • Dull ache, tenderness or stiffness and swelling over the area of the tip of your elbow (olecranon bursa)
  • Pain is worse with movement or with pressure especially if pressure is applied over the tip of the elbow.
  • Gradual swelling indicates a chronic or long-lasting condition.
  • Sudden swelling and pain indicates a traumatic injury or an infection in the elbow.

More infection symptoms:

  • Warmth, redness, stiffnes and sometime fever.
  • Motion may be limited if there was a traumatic injury to the elbow.
  • If the elbow was injured, the skin may be scraped or cut
  • Pain and tenderness is variable-- The area over the tip of your elbow (olecranon bursa) may feel swollen or is warm or hot to the touch
  • Occasional skin redness over the area of the tip of your elbow (olecranon bursa inflamed)
  • Red, warm/hot skin are less common and may indicate infection
  • Warm or hot to the touch
  • Skin redness


Research on Overuse Injuries in Professional Pianists & Keyboard Players, Lucinda Pfalzer, Ph.D., PT, FACSM / University of Michigan-Flint;
Ellen Marie Walker, MFA, MS Music Department University of Michigan-Flint