Date: Tue, 9 Apr 1996 20:04:21 -0700
From: Christina Sergy <crhoogs.EARTHLINK.NET>
Subject: Re: Bursitis ???

> Surgery to correct an injury has caused Bursitis and Tendonitis in one of the shoulders of a friend of mine. Any reccommendations to help with the pain of inflammation?


I recently had a 6 month bought of tendonitis/ bursitis which a doctor treated with: cortisone shot, Naprosin, and physical therapy. None of them worked. I then was reading Dr. Andrew Weil and came across a section on Omega-3 and it's benefits, one of which was it's anti-inflammatory uses. Since I happened to already have some, I decided to try it. The pain is gone - it was within days of starting it. I don't know why this is or if anyone else would use Omega-3 for this, but it worked for me.

From: Donna Rumfelt <drumfelt.HORIZON.HIT.NET>

Hi Paula,

Just joined this herb group and this might not be a herb but it's a plant-- for bursitis and tendonitis use good old castor oil. It doesn't smell. Buy the cold pressed in a health food store or in an emergency just the regular at K-mart or wherever. Cover an old soft cloth with it, put it on your shoulder (you can warm it first) cover with an old towel, that can be warmed, too. Leave on an hour or so. If you do this when you go to bed you can just take it off during the night. Try this for three nights in a row then let me know!