Hello again! Today we will be looking into a handful of effective and natural cures for bursitis. Let’s see if we can ease that pain the natural way!
What is Bursitis?
- Your Shoulders
- Your Elbows
- Your Wrists
- Hip Areas
- Sections of the Knee
- Your Ankles
Arthritis tends to be directly linked to a joint area but Bursitis is slightly different. They both give off a fair amount of pain but Bursitis is sometimes found in parts of the body that are far away from the joints.
Bursitis happens when the bursa is inflamed. There are up to 160 different bursa within a body and they appear as a little cushions filled up with liquid. They sort of stop the pressure that occurs between our bones and tendons and keep the area lubricated.
Bursitis can be very, very painful…..
Our Natural Cures For Bursitis
1. Rest – I consider this a little bit more of a ‘home’ remedy but I suppose it still falls within the ‘natural’ category as well.
It is possible for the pain associated with Bursitis to disappear completely if you are able to give the effected area enough rest.
Now it’s important that you don’t completely freeze the whole joint area. Doing this will only result in a painful stiffness and even scar tissue through adhesions. Basically take it easy with that area. If it’s your shoulder try to calm down activity with that arm, if it’s your ankle try to walk less distances throughout the day – you get the picture!
2. Herbal Remedies – Not everyone will go for herbal remedies but to be honest I don’t really know why? If I am in pain I will give anything a go no matter how ‘new age’ or ‘hippy’ I felt it was!
Indian Frankincense, ginger, Tumeric, licorice, cayenne pepper and white willow bark are all considered natural cures for Bursitis. We managed to find a really useful video on the subject of herbal treatments for Bursitis and it is included below:
3. Shoes - This method is obviously geared towards Bursitis in the heel area of your foot. A lot of the time this pain is simply down to the fact that your shoes are ill fitting or are to old – they are not supporting your foot properly any longer!
The easy way out of this is to bin the old shoes and invest in a new pair ( it’s well overdue anyway by the sounds of things! ).
4. Ice - By simply slowing the blood flow to the pain ridden area you will feel a large decrease in pain. Ice is a great way of achieving this! You can use ice near enough as often as you want to depending on the level of pain you are experiencing.
Build yourself up a decent sized ice pack that will cover the pained area and hold to it for about quarter of an hour at a time. It’s also an idea to protect your skin from ice burn ( yes this really does happen! ) by using an old cloth or towel to lay the pack on.
5. Warmth – This may sound a little strange especially after we instructed you to use an ice pack but warmth also has it’s place within natural cures for Bursitis. After the initial swelling has been brought down heat can be used to increase circulation around the painful area.
I would suggest waiting at least four days before applying a heat pad of any kind and start off with smaller time spans increasing as you go along.
If you have any natural cures for Bursitis that you would like to share with us here we would love to hear from you. Please leave your information in the comment section below and we will be sure to share it with our readers.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope the pain subsides soon