Wherever bones, joints, tendons, and ligaments are, small sacs of fluid called bursas are found. When they get inflamed, it develops an ailment known as bursitis.
There are more than 150 bursa sacs present in the human body and the inflammation in any of them results in excruciating pain. This ailment is sometimes referred to as Baker’s Cyst or Housemaid’s Knee. The bursa is a sac that contains fluid that aids in lubrication of the joints, thereby protecting ligaments, muscles, tendons, and skin while rubbing against bone.
The continual rubbing of your joints, the overuse, or excessive pressure over the bursa tends to be the usual trigger for the bursitis. It can be painful and at times it can even be incapacitating.
It can also be the result of gout, arthritis, or any other kind of infection. It usually affects hips, knees, ankles, elbows, toes, and shoulders. It’s very common among people that undergo a lot of physical stress. The person can experience swelling, limited movement and pain while motion.
Home remedies can effectively treat this problem, which is usually related to inflammation of the joints. Many people mistake it for arthritis or tendonitis, but it’s not the same.
Bursitis occurs due to continuous rubbing, bruising, overuse, or excessive pressure over the bursa. The mechanical shear caused by these factors becomes aggravated due to routine physical activity.
It not only affects people in their old age, but also teens, athletes, or those who undergo a lot of physical labor and are pretty active in their regular life. This type of condition can be relieved with simple and easy to perform home remedies, but if pain persists, then medical guidance should be sought.
Symptoms Of Bursitis
- Pain in the affected region
- Warm to the touch
- Prominent pain while moving
- Difficulty in movement
- More pain during the early morning and night and less during day
Doctors can offer you the best treatment, but In the meantime, you can apply these simple natural remedies to decrease inflammation and pain at home. Try them out!
This essential oil is quite effective at treating joint pain such as bursitis, thanks to its pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties. Plant therapy is among the best. It’s 100% Organic, pure, undiluted and it’s helpful in easing the achy joints.
Mint should always be in your natural remedy toolkit. Its main component is the menthol, which has been used for ages to treat pain and inflammation.
If you suffer from bursitis, be sure to give yourself massages with this essential oil. Now Mint is 100% pure and Non-GMO.
Here you have another essential oil for conditions like bursitis. It helps decrease the redness as well as the burning sensation. All you have to do is apply a few drops and massage in a circular motion to get some relief.
Plant Therapy’s coconut oil penetrates skin, making it perfect for use directly or in rollerball blends, creams and lotions. It leaves no greasy feeling.
The suffix -itis means inflammation, and it’s no wonder if you’ve had arthritis or swollen joints. When it comes to pain associated with inflammation, Spruce’s analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties make this the perfect choice. Go for Eden’s Garden, 100% pure therapeutic oil.
This has a lighter smell than the Eucalyptus globulus (the most usually found Eucalyptus) so, it’s less likely to trigger any cough reflex with breathed in as an inhalation. Now is the best one for a home remedy to treat bursitis.
Juniper has a clean, mildly penetrating, woody scent. This essential oil wonderfully captures both the sacred and the therapeutic benefits of Juniper. You can use Eden’s Garden version to apply in the affected area for a therapeutic massage.
Stimulating, reviving and clearing. Rosemary is known for being an invigorating oil which re-energies tired muscles. Just add a few drops in a mix and then apply on the affected area of your body where the bursitis is located and massage to relieve the pain.