Usually, Bursitis can be treated at home by adopting several habits. The best way to treat Bursitis is to rest, and giving rest to the affected bursa is very important, avoid putting any pressure on it. Bursitis usually goes away on its own by taking the proper care. If putting pressure is continued on the affected bursa, there is a chance that it might get worst with time. Bursitis can also be healed by massaging the affected area with ice for 10-15 minutes.
Massaging helps give instant relief from pain caused by Bursitis. If the patient faces discomfort, then stop using this method. If the pain is a bit unbearable and none of the above methods is helping, then try pain remedies for more relief.
Often, a patient will be prescribed painkillers, but this will not relieve symptoms fully without powerful combinations of anti-Inflammatories. Also, try physical therapy and exercises every day by performing range-of-motion exercises.
If one has Bursitis in or around a joint, gently move the joint through its complete range of motion, even if it is are resting it. This will help to avoid stiffness. Add other workouts to strengthen the muscles around the joint when the discomfort subsides.