see also Arthritic Pain,
is a condition that occurs when a small liquid filled sac
near a joint becomes inflamed. The sac known as the
bursa contains a fluid that helps lubricate the joint and it
lies between the tendon and skin or bone near the joint.
The inflammation can be caused by an injury, an
infection, gout, arthritis or simply overuse. Overuse
many times may come from small repetitive motions that put
strain on a joint.
The common joints that may sustain bursitis are the
shoulder, knee, elbow, and hip. The foot (a form of
bunion) and the Achilles tendon may also be locations of
bursitis. Bursitis is more common among those over 40
years old as muscles, tendons, and joints become less
tolerant of unusual stress.
Oils, blends & products
Oils & Blends:
Basil, Birch, Cypress, Deep Blue, Ginger,
Lemongrass, PastTense, White Fir
Essential oils based
Topically apply combinations of the following oils 3
times a day until the pain is reduced then taper off the
application frequency. PastTense, Deep Blue, Birch, or
Wintergreen for pain and inflammation. Cypress to
increase circulation and speed healing. Lemongrass or
Marjoram for healing damaged tissue.
Experiences and Testimonials of others
Brooke - My
15 year old volleyball player has developed what we think
may be bursitis in both of her knees. We've ruled out
a torn meniscus - but we aren't sure. She is in a lot of
pain, and can barely walk. It hurts to sit in class at
I had bursitis in my hip last year and it was only the oils
that helped me. I just thought I'd check and see if anyone
had other experience with this. It is very painful, and
takes a long time to heal from what I've read so far.
The one doctor I called just wanted to give her cortisone
shots in her knees! I just don't feel comfortable with
that at her age - or their other suggestion was to take 12
ibuprofen a day. ghhh!
Pat - How sad at that young age to
suffer like that. If it were me I would be using Birch and
Lemongrass. Lemongrass is great for repairing ligaments and
tendons and the Birch keeps the inflammation down and
alleviates the pain.
RSMom - I have a
friend that is suffering from Bursitis of the hip. Any
suggestions for what oils are best?
Cristi - I have bursitis and have gotten
relief from using PastTense on it.
Pat - Try PastTense and if that doesn't
give you the relief you need, go to Deep Blue.
Thauna - Deep Blue worked like a dream
on my bursitis. The first time I used it the pain was gone
for two days and I used it every other day for a couple
weeks. Then every 3 or 4 days, now I hardly ever need to
apply it on my hip.
Meredith - I had hip bursitis but had to
have surgery for it. Still have pain at times, Deep Blue
Julie Ann - Just read your post and want
to tell you that I was loosing critical bone mass in my
right hip due to an injury and I was told to double up on
the CRS capsules from the LifeLong Vitality supplements.
I did increase to 6 capsules daily, and I am taking the MJ
Assist, and all the while doing the ATT oils on myself every
single day. I now have NO PAIN period in that hip.
Wendy - How do you
do ATT on yourself? I would like to learn that. I don't like
to bother other people to do it for me. Wendy
Julie Ann - I simply use the oils in
sequence up my spine with my hands. I put them on the
bottom of the spine and work them to the top, and make sure
they are on the big toe of each foot. Just put them on
and breathe them in.