Homeopathy for People Experiencing Tendinitis and Bursitis
This article marks the fourth entry in a series I’ve written on musculoskeletal disordersand how homeopathycan help people experiencing them. Recently, I’ve written articles
on Homeopathy andRheumatoid Arthritis,Degenerative Arthritis,andGout. This article
will cover the topics of tendinitis and bursitis. In it, I will define these conditions, discussthey’re etiology (where they come from), describe basic signs and symptoms of them,and then suggesthomeopathic remediesthat may help people experiencing these twoconditions.Bursitis is defined as inflammation of the bursae, which are fluid-filled sacs foundbetween muscles and tendons. A bursa sac’s function is to reduce friction betweensurfaces of the body, and aid in facilitating movement.Bursa sacs are typically found in areas of the body where large joints are located, suchas the shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees. These sacs of fluid can become inflamed,infected, or traumatized from overuse of the joint, continued or excessive friction of the joint, and from having systemic diseases such as gout and rheumatoid arthritis, whichcan lead to an infection of the bursa sac.Tendinitis is simply defined as an inflammation of a tendon. Tendons are connectivetissues between muscles and bones in the body. Tendons, muscles, and bones all worktogether to create movement in your body.Tendinitis usually occurs after prolonged use of using the tendon inappropriately.Usually, tendinitis is accompanied by bursitis in the joint. The joints typically affected bytendinitis are the shoulder, elbow (“tennis elbow”), wrist, and knee (“housemaid’s knee”),but can happen in any tendon in the body.Tendinitis and Bursitis have similar signs and symptoms:
Tenderness and pain when moving the affected part
Joint movement is limited (flexion and extension)
Fluid accumulation and swelling (edema) of the jointHomeopathic treatmentfor people experiencing bursitis and tendinitis usually needs tobe accompanied by changes in the exciting cause of the pain itself: incorrect training forsports movements, improper use or form during weight lifting, excessive use beyondcomfort, etc. Otherwise, homeopathic treatment will do little to relieve the pain. Inaddition to proper mechanics in the body, adjunct therapies such as osteopathy, rolfing,and/or chiropractic can help aid in recovery for more chronic cases.