Bursitis in humans - McDowell's Herbal Treatments

Bursitis is the inflammation of a bursa (a flat sac of synovial fliud that allows normal movement of joints and muscles and reduces friction). This occurs at major joints such as shoulders, elbows, hips and knees. It can be caused by chronic over use, injury, gout, arthritis or infections...

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Bursitis causes pain and limits movement. Signs of bursitis include;

  1. Pain: The affected area may be painful, tender, and sore. The pain may be dull, achy, or sharp.
  2. Swelling: There may be swelling and redness around the affected joint or area.
  3. Stiffness: The affected joint may feel stiff and difficult to move.
  4. Limited range of motion: Bursitis can make it difficult to move the affected joint or area, limiting range of motion.
  5. Warmth: The area may feel warm to the touch.
  6. Crepitus: There may be a cracking or popping sound when the affected joint is moved.

McDowells Recommendations

Athletes Oil

McDowells Massage Oil will bring relief. It's not just a massage oil - the herbs in this mix have been traditionally used topically to lubricate joints, restore and extend flexibility, renew elasticity while lengthening and strengthening tendons.

It contains Arnica, Comfrey, Linseed Oil, White Willow, Wintergreen Oil and Rescue Remedy.

You can also use linseed oil and wintergreen oil to rub on the effected area.

Anti-Inflammatory Herbal

Oats, Devils Claw, White Willow, Guiacum, Burdock, Pine Bark, Rosehips, Elecampane and Yarrow as well as the Bach Flower Remedies Oak, Rockwater, Honeysuckle, Vine, Walnut and Rescue Remedy.

I find this combination very useful and safe in reducing inflammation and pain while at the same time reducing, fully or partially, dependency on pharmaceutical drugs.

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McDowell's staff Herbalists can not diagnose your disease or illness. What they can do is offer a herbal program to assist with healing, after you have had advice from your doctor or specialist. If you have unexplained pain or symptoms, seek medical advice.

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