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Bursitis is inflammatory reaction of a bursa, which is a small fluid-filled sac that acts as a buffer to minimize friction between tendons joints, and bones. Most affected are places near large joints such as shoulders, elbows, knees, ankles and hip. Bursitis causes pain and stiffness in tissues around affected places, rather in joints itself.

Most common causes of bursitis are excessive physical activities, in cases when people are overusing some parts of their body, uncomfortable shoes or repeating movements. Homeopathic remedies can help in these cases.

Here is a list of such remedies. Homeopathic remedies have no known side effect, and are safe to use, but be sure to consult your doctor or homeopathic expert for dosage and frequency of use. Depending of remedy you choose for you cases of bursitis, you can apply it either daily or several times a day. If you do not see some results after reasonable period of time, use different remedy, or combination of several remedies, and then again wait for the results. Usual principle in usage of homeopathic remedies is to start slowly and see how it works, and than go from there.

Homeopathic Remedies for Bursitis

Here is a short list of homeopathic remedies that you can use in cases of bursitis. You can use them separately, according to instructions, or combine several of them.


Sulphur is recommended in the cases when person have problems with standing up for a longer periods of time and pain on the left side of the body.


Recommended remedy for new injuries, to diminish pain and swelling. It should be applied as soon as possible after accident occurs.


Indications for usage of this remedy are cases when person can not be moved or even touched, due to a high level of pain. It relives the pain efficiently.

Ruta Graveolens

This remedy is usually used for pain management in cases of acute bursitis and extreme pain. It can be used write after injury occurs.

Kalmia Latifolia

This homeopathic remedy is recommended in cases of pain traveling downwards in hip or shoulder. Bursitis in shoulder is chronic and pain expends to wrist or elbow. Symptoms are worsening at night or from motion.


This remedy is especially effective with right shoulder bursitis, when turning in bed from one side to the other, or rising your arm up is accompanied with pain.


Best remedy for cases of bursitis when you feel throbbing pain and discomfort and a sensation of heat. Inflamed areas are red and swollen.

Rhus Toxicodendron

This remedy is recommended in cases when limited moves are not very painful, but extreme moves are. Application of warmth in painful places and hot baths relieves the pain.

Ferrum Phosphoricum

Good choice of remedy in cases of right shoulder bursitis. Pain travels downwards, all to the wrist, or upwards to the neck. Limited motions and cool applications are recommended.

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