My left elbow has grown swollen and inflamed without any apparent cause, like trauma or an insect bite. Symptoms first appeared on the morning of March 18; on the evening of March 19, at the behest of my girlfriend, I went to the emergency room. I was diagnosed with olecranon bursitis, and it appears to be infected. I was prescribed a week of Bactrim, and I will follow up with a doctor. My elbow has a dull throbbing pain that is only bothersome when I apply pressure to it. I am concerned about containing the bacterial infection.
Antibiotics, ice, rest.