Natural herbal & homeopathic remedies for Bursitis (housemaidís knee, studentís or gardenerís elbow, golfersí shoulders)

Bursitis
HEALTH HERBS & NUTRITION - REMEDIES - BURSITIS

· General Description

· Symptoms

· Causes

· Herbal & Homeopathic Remedies

· Helpful Dietary Habits

· Dos and Don'ts

Natural herbal & homeopathic products for bursitis, housemaidís knee, studentís or gardenerís elbow, golfersí shoulders

General description and overview of bursitis, housemaidís knee, studentís or gardenerís elbow, golfersí shoulders


A bursa is a small, fluid-filled sac that acts as a cushion and lubricant between a bone and other moving parts: muscles, tendons, or skin. Bursae are found throughout the body. Most of them are not even named, and practically there is no reason to ever notice them either. But let one stop working and you’ll know just how important those little sacs of fluid really are.

Bursitis occurs when a bursa becomes inflamed (redness and increased fluid in the bursa). Injury, infection, or long-term wear and tear are common causes, but flare-ups can also occur for no identifiable reason. Bursitis is characterized by localized pain and swelling, and is common in larger joints, such as the knee (housemaid’s knee), the elbows (student’s or gardener’s elbow), the shoulders (golfers’ shoulders), the hips, the heel of the foot and the base of the big toe.

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Repetitive motion is often the cause, and it can happen once or several times. Without seeing your health care provider, you usually can't easily tell the difference between bursitis and pain caused by a strain or arthritis.

A tendon is a flexible band of fibrous tissue that connects muscles to bones. Tendinitis is inflammation of a tendon. Tendons transmit the pull of the muscle to the bone to cause movement. They are found throughout the body, including the hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders, hips, knees, ankles, and feet. Tendons can be small, like those found in the hand, or large, like the Achilles tendon in the heel.

Basically, bursitis and tendinitis are both common conditions that involve inflammation of the soft tissue around muscles and bones, most often in the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, or ankle.


Herbal & Homeopathic supplements/medicines for Bursitis (housemaidís knee, studentís or gardenerís elbow, golfersí shoulders). Did you know that There are 8 of bursae around each shoulder, 11 around each knee, and as many as 78 on each side of the body.

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Symptoms of bursitis, housemaidís knee, studentís or gardenerís elbow, golfersí shoulders
 
  • Pain in the joint that gets worse when you move the joint (the pain may come all at once or develop gradually over time)

  • Tenderness

  • Swelling

  • Redness

  • Fever and Warmth around the affected area (if an infection is present)

  • Loss of motion in the affected area

Acute bursitis causes pain, tenderness over the inflamed bursa, and limited range of motion. Chronic bursitis attacks may follow acute bursitis, unusual exercise, or strain. Attacks may last a few days to several weeks and are characterized by pain, swelling, and tenderness.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis of bursitis begins with a medical history and physical examination. You will describe the pain and circumstances in which pain occurs. The location and onset of pain, whether it varies in severity throughout the day, and the factors that relieve or aggravate the pain are all important diagnostic clues. Your health care provider may remove some fluid from the bursa with a small needle to check for infection. You may also need a blood test to check for other health problems.


Natural remedies & symptoms of Bursitis (housemaidís knee, studentís or gardenerís elbow, golfersí shoulders). X rays do not show bursae, but may be helpful in ruling out problems in the bone or arthritis. MRIs detect both bone and soft tissues like muscles, tendons and their coverings (sheaths), and bursae.

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Causes of bursitis, housemaidís knee, studentís or gardenerís elbow, golfersí shoulders
 

Bursitis usually occurs because of stress, direct trauma to a joint, and overuse. Infection, arthritis, or gout may also cause bursitis as can direct trauma to joints such as prolonged pressure from kneeling or resting your elbow on a desk. Bursitis commonly affects the shoulder, elbow, buttocks, hip, knee, and ankle and is usually caused by repetitive movements associated with certain activities.

Usually, the causes associated with different parts of the body are as under:

  • Shoulder - Bursitis of the shoulder usually stems from a rotator cuff injury. This type of injury may be caused by a number of things including falling, lifting heavy items, poor posture or repetitive overhead arm activities. The pain can be aggravated by reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting, raising the arm above shoulder level, or lying on the affected side. The rotator cuff is primarily a group of four muscles that attach the arm to the shoulder girdle/shoulder blade and allows the arm to rotate and elevate. If the rotator cuff and bursa are irritated, inflamed, and swollen, they may become compressed between the head of the humerus and the acromion, the outer edge of the shoulder blade. Inflammation caused by rheumatoid arthritis may also cause rotator cuff bursitis.

  • Elbow - Bursitis of the elbow is related to actions that require you to repeatedly bend and extend your elbow. You usually develop this type of bursitis from leaning on your elbows.

  • Buttocks - Bursitis of the buttocks refers to an inflamed bursa over the bone in the buttocks – this may be caused by sitting on a hard surface for a long period of time.

  • Hip Bursitis - may be as a result of arthritis or a hip injury. Standing or sitting for long periods also puts pressure on the hip which may lead to hip Bursitis. The most common cause of hip pain is hip Bursitis.

  • Knee - Bursitis of the knee is caused from activities that require repetitive kneeling such as gardening or scrubbing the floor (housemaid’s knee). People who are overweight and suffer from arthritis may also develop bursitis around the knee.

  • Ankle - Bursitis of the ankle is caused by uncomfortable footwear, prolonged walking or sports such as ice-skating.


Herbal remedies & causes of Bursitis (housemaidís knee, studentís or gardenerís elbow, golfersí shoulders). Carpenters, gardeners, musicians, and athletes who perform activities that require repetitive motions or place stress on joints are at higher risk for bursitis..

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Herbal & homeopathic remedies useful in bursitis, housemaidís knee, studentís or gardenerís elbow, golfersí shoulders

Bursitis treatments that include natural and holistic treatments can also help to reduce the pain and inflammation this condition. Treatments such as herbal and homeopathic remedies are gentle and safe to use without harmful side effects. Herbs such as Boswellia, Turmeric and White willow have excellent anti-inflammatory properties. Devil's Claw has also proven to be highly effective in treating joint conditions.

Glucosamine is naturally manufactured in the body and this substance is found in relatively high concentrations in the joints and connective tissues, where its function is to repair cartilage and maintain joint mobility. Remember to always ensure your natural remedies are sourced from reputable companies for maximum safety, therapeutic dosage and effectiveness.

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  • Harpagophytum procumbens ('Sengaparile,' 'Devil's Claw' or 'Duiwelsklou') is known for the claw-like shape of its fruit. For thousands of years, the Khoisan people of the Kalahari Desert (in Southern Africa) have used Devil's Claw to support healthy joints as well as for a digestive tonic. Clinical studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of Devil's Claw in supporting joint, cartilage and back (especially lower back) health.

  • Boswellia serrata is an extract of resin from a tall tree found in India. Boswellia has been used for thousands of years in traditional Ayurvedic (Indian) medicine. Modern science has verified its excellent benefits for joint health. With regular use, blood supply to the joints is also maintained, keeping soft tissue nourished and viable. Recent research into Boswellia is at the forefront of developments in the field of natural joint health and studies suggest that this natural substance can help to support the health and integrity of cartilage in the joints.

  • Taraxacum officinalis (Dandelion) was commonly used in Native American medicine and is found in many parts of the world today. It contains bitter principles that have a tonic effect on the liver and digestive system. It is also a very rich source of vitamins and minerals, including Vitamins A, D, C, and B and iron, silicon, magnesium, zinc and manganese. In recent studies, Taraxacum officinalis was shown to have an effect on the body weight of laboratory animals.

  • Glucosamine is naturally manufactured in the body and scientists know that this simple substance is found in relatively high concentrations in the joints and connective tissues, where its function is to repair cartilage and maintain joint mobility. Although we know that the body can manufacture small amounts of glucosamine, this is not generally sufficient to sustain joint health, which makes supplementation very important. As a supplement, Glucosamine sulphate is derived from the shells of shellfish, crabs and oysters where it is found in high concentrations. Glucosamine is approved for the support of joint health in more than 70 countries around the world and has been the subject of many clinical studies which attest to its benefits. Because glucosamine is naturally occurring in the body it is generally very safe and well tolerated without side effects.

  • Pelargonium reniforme is a medicinal plant known to generations of Khoi/San descendants and Xhosa traditional healers for its health-supporting properties. Also known as 'Umckaloabo', it is traditionally used for a range of therapeutic functions and is well known for its supportive capacity on liver functioning and as a digestive tonic. This species of pelargonium is indigenous to the Eastern Cape of South Africa and grows wild, sending out long bulbous roots deep into the ground. The active ingredients are found in the bitter tasting root of the plant. Recent studies have shown indicated this herb can be beneficial in supporting the body’s ability to maintain balance between various body systems.

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Natural remedy helps lower uric acid for relief of swollen joints and pain in the toes and foot.

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Enfūz - Joint Support

Enfūz Joint not only provides for a person's basic nutritional needs, but this program contains powerful ingredients such as glucosamine, chondroitin, msm and Celadrin to support healthy joints and bones. It is especially for anyone who is interested in improving the overall health of their joints and bones.

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Helpful dietary habits in bursitis, housemaidís knee, studentís or gardenerís elbow, golfersí shoulders

  • Avoid chips and packaged and processed foods that contain hydrogenated oils, and avoid fried foods, which are often cooked in those oils. These substances increase the inflammation in your body.

  • Include in your diet anti-inflammatory oils such as those found in cold-water fish (salmon, trout, mackerel, herring and sardines), nuts, and seeds (linseeds). They contain omega-3 oils, which although not a direct anti-inflammatory, can lessen the amount of inflammatory chemicals your body produces over time.

  • In addition, regular intake of pineapples might prove good as they contain the enzyme bromelain, which is thought to reduce inflammation.

  • Vitamin C with flavonoids for connective tissue repair - Vitamin C rich food goes a long way in providing not only an antioxidant rich diet but also boosting the immunity to fight against infections. Studies suggest that antioxidants deficient diet may make you bursitis prone. Some rich sources of vitamin C are oranges, green peppers, watermelon, Rose Hips, papaya, parsley, grapefruit, cantaloupe, strawberries, kiwi, mango, broccoli, tomatoes, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, currants, cabbage, and citrus juices or juices fortified with Vitamin C.

  • Turmeric – Curcumin is the active constituent in turmeric, the yellow Indian spice that is a key ingredient in many curry recipes. Turmeric has an age old reputation as an anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving agent. But it seems to be curcumin that does the real work: it inhibits the synthesis of prostaglandins –hormone like compounds in the body that are involved in the transmission of pain signals. Take a teaspoon of turmeric in a glass of milk at bedtime for best results.

  • As the cause is the drying up of the Synovial lubricating fluid in the joints, eating some avocado daily is considered helpful in restoring normalcy.

  • Drink at least eight glasses of water daily to eliminate unwanted toxins from the body


Homeopathic remedies and helpful dietary habits in Bursitis (housemaidís knee, studentís or gardenerís elbow, golfersí shoulders). A bowl of cherries is reputed to ease arthritic pain; eat at least 20 cherries a day for pain relief equivalent to one aspirin.


Dos and don'ts and precautionary measures in bursitis, housemaidís knee, studentís or gardenerís elbow, golfersí shoulders

Take rest

First things first – take a break before you repeat the activity that triggered the pain in the first place. If you are tempted not to take a break, you risk doing more harm. Wrap a crepe bandage around the joint – but not too tightly. Then elevate the joint above the level of your heart. If it is your elbow that hurts, keep it on a high armrest, or sit in a low chair with your elbow propped up on the table. If you are treating your knee, lie on your back with the knee propped u on the pillows.

Ice-n-fire!

Ice may also be used in acute injuries as it helps ease the pain and inflammation, but most cases of bursitis are considered chronic, and ice is not helpful. When ice is needed, an ice pack can be applied to the affected area for 15-20 minutes every 4-6 hours for 3-5 days. After about 3 days of giving joints the cold treatment – by this time the heat of the joint should be gone – start alternating heat and cold treatment. Heat will increase the blood flow to the injury, helping it heal faster. Use a microwavable heatpack or an electric heating pad. Repeat these alternating treatments for 10 – 10 minutes at least 3-4 times. The last stage of heating pad can be used after applying castor oil over the affected areas.

Compresses

Use a soothing ginger compress to help ease the pain from the outside in. Chop 2 tablespoons fresh root ginger, mix into 500ml boiling water and leave to steep for 20 minutes. Immerse a folded piece of cloth in the warm tea and wring it out. Lay the damp cloth over your sore joint for 5 minutes. Repeat 3-4 times daily. Alternatively, a compress made with a paste of powdered slippery elm is also thought to help reduce inflammation, thereby reducing the associated pain.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture can be helpful in reducing swelling and inflammation, and especially in relieving pain.

Chiropractic

Although no well-designed trials have evaluated the effectiveness of chiropractic treatment for bursitis, chiropractors commonly treat people with this condition and report that some experience improvements in symptoms, including reduced pain and increased range of motion. Chiropractors are also likely to use other treatments in addition to spine and joint manipulation (such as ice massage and ultrasound therapy) for the treatment of bursitis.

Movement Therapy

Gentle yoga may help bursitis by increasing flexibility and reducing muscle tension in the area of the bursa. Other movement therapies, such as Pilates and Tai Chi, may also help improve muscle and ligament conditioning and reduce the tension caused by repetitive motions.


Herbal & homeopathic remedies and precautions in Bursitis (housemaidís knee, studentís or gardenerís elbow, golfersí shoulders). Avoid going to sleep with your arm bent over your head. It is a classic trigger for bursitis.

The cat stretch

The importance of exercise following a bursitis attack cannot be overemphasized. A very effective primary stretching motion for stiff shoulder joints is called the cat stretch. Get down on your hands and knees, putting your hands slightly forward of your head. The keep your elbows stiff as you stretch backward and come down on your heels.

To help prevent inflammation or reduce the severity of its recurrence:

  • Cushion the affected joint. Use foam for kneeling or elbow pads. Increase the gripping surface of tools with gloves or padding. Apply grip tape or an oversized grip to golf clubs.

  • Use two hands to hold heavy tools

  • Do not sit still for long periods.

  • Begin new activities or exercise regimens slowly. The joint that has been giving you pain will need some extra attention. Gradually increase physical demands following several well-tolerated exercise sessions.

  • Always stretch properly before and after the exercise.

  • Exercise regularly by doing range-of-motion exercises to maintain strength and flexibility.

  • Practice good posture by not slouching, walking with a stooped back or leaning on your elbows.

  • Take regular breaks from daily activities that place repetitive strain on your muscles or joints.

  • Protect your wrists and hands by using utensils or pens with large or foam-covered handles so that do not clench or grip too tightly.

  • Use cushioned chairs and kneeling and elbow pads to protect joints and provide added support.

  • Wear supportive shoes - Avoid wearing shoes that do not fit properly and wear heel cups or shoe inserts if required. This should specifically take care of your knee related bursitis.

  • Avoid smoking as smoking weakens collagen production needed for wound and tissue healing.

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Herbal & homeopathic products recommended for bursitis, housemaidís knee, studentís or gardenerís elbow, golfersí shoulders

Gout-Goneô

Natural remedy helps lower uric acid for relief of swollen joints and pain in the toes and foot.

Product Details

Enfūz - Joint Support

Enfūz Joint not only provides for a person's basic nutritional needs, but this program contains powerful ingredients such as glucosamine, chondroitin, msm and Celadrin to support healthy joints and bones. It is especially for anyone who is interested in improving the overall health of their joints and bones.

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