Bursitis is the inflammation of the bursa, which is a sac filled with lubricating fluid that is located between tissues such as muscle, bone and tendons. Bursitis affects various parts of the body like shoulder, elbow, knee, hip and achilles tendon. Activities like tennis, golf, raking and gardening causes bursitis. Repetitive injuries, age, incorrect posture at home and poor stretching can also lead to bursitis and is usually more common in adults, especially people above 35 years of age.
Symptoms of bursitis include stiffness, joint pain, redness, swelling and tenderness. In few cases, bursitis vanishes on it’s own within 15 days, but recurrent flare-up of bursitis are very common. Bursitis is treated by following simple natural remedies, which is safe, effective and inexpensive. Below given are few remedies that will help to deal your bursitis.
5 Best Natural Cures For Bursitis
Boswellia For Bursitis
Boswellia is a well known herb that has anti-bacterial, analgesic, anti-tumor and anti-inflammatory effects helping to reduce inflammation and stress on joints. This herb works miraculously in curing an inflame bursa and is used worldwide for treating many numerous health problems associated with inflammation and pain.
Boswellia stimulates the growth of cartilage and increases blood supply to joints. Standard dose of this herb is 500 milligrams and is recommendable to take two times a day.
Castor Oil For Bursitis
Castor oil is a triglyceride of fatty acids that has been used to treat many variety of conditions including bursitis. It has anti-microbial, laxatives and many other effective properties that pull out inflammation and toxicity when fluids build up in the body. It is applicable externally by dabbing the cloth in castor oil and placing it over the affected area for few minutes. Castor oil pack is an old remedy, which is valuable even today.
Devil’s Claw For Bursitis
Devil’s claw is one of the best herb with anti-inflammatory properties that provides great relief from joint pains. It is very effective in treating inflammatory disorders such as bursitis.
This herb is available in tablet form and is recommendable to take 1000 milligrams three times a day. It is available in capsule form as well and should avoid taking for long-term use.
White Willow Bark For Bursitis
White willow bark also known as ‘weeping willow’ originates from willow tree. This extract is useful since ancient times for treating bursitis. Salicin, is the most active compound in willow bark that helps to ease the joint pain and inflammation. If you wish, you can consume it as a tea, just boil a glass of water with 2 teaspoons of dried willow bark powder and allow it to steep for 15 minutes and then drink this two times a day. White willow bark also said to have aspirin effects has quick results in treating bursitis.
Compress For Bursitis
Hot and cold compresses works wonder’s for treating bursitis. Keep changing hot and cold compress on the affected joint area for about 10 minutes, thereby helping to relief the pain caused by bursitis. An ice pack usually brings down swollen area that helps to soothe the joint pain.
When you notice, that the bump is disappeared use the hot compress to get rid of the fluid found there that helps to relax the blood vessels that help to promote the blood circulation, reducing pain and muscle spasms and helping to treat bursitis.Follow a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, avoid starchy foods and cut down on consumption of alcohol.