Bursitis homeopathy treatment

Hippocrates described the basic homeopathic principles some 2,500 years ago.

Later on, about 200 years ago, german physician Samuel Hahnemann also concluded that substances causing symptoms of a certain disease in healthy people can cure that type of disease in ill people, stimulating the body's own self-healing capabilities.

For example, a homeopathically prepared coffee may treat insomnia.

In greek, word homeopathy means ‘similar suffering’.

And that is how homeopathy as we know it today came to life.

Bursitis homeopathy treatment: Rules

  • Nature

Homeopathy is based on natural ingredients.

  • The cause and the cure

Homeopathy focuses on causes of aliments rather than only suppressing the symptoms as the conventional medical drugs usually do.

  • Safety

There are no known side effect to homeopatics or contradictions with other medicines. Also, homeopathic remedies are not addictive.

(Beware: some homeopathics can have a lactose base, which is not suitable for dairy sensitive people.)

  • One and only

Typically, only one single remedy is taken that covers all symptoms of a disease. Out of all the homeopathic substances available, find the one that matches your symptoms the most closly.

  • Dilution

The homeopatic remedy is highly diluted (about 1:1,000,000,000,000)

Bursitis homeopathy treatment: Remedies

Homeopathy is very effective for people experiencing acute (short-term and sudden) episodes of bursitis / tendinitis, as well as a chronic (long-term and re-occuring) condition of the same.

There is a large number of homeopathic remedies that may ease the discomfort and reduce inflammation. Without the undesirable side effects of conventional drug treatments.

Here is a list of the most common ones:

Arnica montana

Arnica montana - often in a form of a topical gel - can provide great short-term pain relief when your bursitis has developed as a result of a traumatic injury or strain and the affected area is bruised, swollen, sore and painful to touch.


Similarly, belladonna is an excellent little helper when bursitis is causing you throbbing pain and the inflammed affected area feels hot, appears red and swollen.

Bellis perennis

If an accident / injury caused not only bursitis / tendonitis but also a lot of bruising, bellis perennis might be just the right homeopathic remedy to do the trick.


Use bryonia when your bursitis / tendonitis joint pain:

  • has sharp, stitching or tearing character
  • gets worse from even the slightest motion
  • is acute and the affected area is red, hot and swollen


Causticum deals particularly well with stiffness and discomfort that gets worse from exposure to cold.


Chelidonium is recommended for pain:

  • in an upper limb - shoulder and arm
  • that is worse on the right side of the body
  • feels worse with a change in the weather

Benzoicum acidum

Benzoicum acidum is very effective homeopatics for joint pain - especially of knees and wrists - that is aggravated with motion.

Ferrum phosphoricum

Ferrum phosphoricum is commonly required for inflammation of the bursae in a shoulder (particularly the right shoulder), where the pain extends downwards to the wrist as well as upwards to the neck and the patient’s face may become flushed as a result.

Kalmia latifolia

Kalmia latifolia is helpful to those who experience bursitis pain that:

  • 'travels' from a higher joint (especially hip or shoulder) downwards (e.g. shoulder pain shooting towards elbow, wrist, hand and fingers)
  • tends to come on suddenly and shift around
  • worsens from motion and at night
  • is chronic

Phytolacca - pokeroot

This bursitis homeopathy remedy is often indicated for bursitis and tendonitis located in the area where a tendon or ligament attaches to the bone and where the discomfort is worse from warmth / heat.

Rhus toxicodendron - Poison ivy

Rhus toxicodendron is one of the most frequently used bursitis homeopathy treatment remedies out there.

This homeopatic is especially effective with those bursitis patients who experience pain:

  • with hot, swollen joints
  • accompanied by irritation of tendons, ligaments and muscles
  • that arised from overuse
  • on initial movement where the discomfort is worse if the affected body part is still too long, but gets better with movement
  • on extreme movement
  • from cold exposure
  • more on the left sided joints of the body rather than the right

Ruta graveolens - Rue

Ruta graveolens is usually used for management of acute bursitis (especially for bursitis of the knee) with loads of swelling, stiffness, and pain, often after injuries.

This remedy can also be very helpful in recovery from sprains which take forever to heal.

Sanguinaria - bloodroot

Sanguinaria is recommended when you have bursitis and/or tendonitis of the shoulder. The right shoulder in particular.


If your bursitis makes standing up for an extended period of time painful and / or causes pain and inflammation mainly on the left side of your body, then sulphur might be the answer.

Sticta pulmonaria

Sticta pulmonaria does miracles for shooting bursitis pains.

Bursitis homeopathy treatment: Expert advice

Although bursitis homeopathy treatments are very safe to use, do consult your doctor and / or experienced professional homeopath who will decide the most appropriate dosage and frequency of use for you, based on their knowledge and experience, considering your physical, emotional, and psychological constitution and the type of bursitis you suffer from.

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