Finding no position to enable sleep, due to bursitis in one hip, decided to put a chunky foam mattress on top of my normal bed matress (had one of those occassional bed, 4' in the house)It has made a great difference to me, and as I know how much pain and misery bursitis brings, thought it might help some others.
I developed bursitis after sitting at the computer for 4 months with a slightly elevated shoulder. My shoulder started hurting so much that I could barely stretch my arm. At the time, I thought it was arthritis and went to see my doctor. He asked a couple of superficial questions, agreed it was arthritis and prescribed antibiotics. 10 days later there was no improvement. However, I noticed that the pain was traveling around the shoulder. That seemed strange. After searching online, I found the diagnosis - bursitis. Since this was an inflammation, I started taking a couple of aspirins daily and fixed the height of my chair. The bursitis disappeared within a week. Now I am very careful about the ergonomics of my working environment.
1.Use the r.i.c.e. method. Rest,Ice,Compress and elevate. 2.Alternate ice and heat therapy. (Apply castor oil directly to affected joint then cover with a cloth before the heat treatments.)
3.eat pineapple, yellow mustard, milk/cheese, honey and green leafy vegetables like spinach to reduce swelling.
4. take an anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen to further reduce the swelling and pain.
5. wait up to two weeks.
6. if it is red, hot, speckled or extremely painful it may be infected.
Cayenne and lobelia will aid in healing and will reduce inflammation.
Drink chamomile, hops, and skullcap tea to help in the healing process.
Apply lobelia extract to the joint to prevent stiffness, relax the joint, and ease the pain.
Apply ice to the affected area to reduce pain and inflammation.
A mixture of alfalfa, chaparral, and comfrey diminishes soreness and eases inflammation.
Apply a cloth soaked in comfrey or mullein tea directly to the affected area. Repeat often.