Homeopathic Remedies For Arthritis

Aconite

Limbs – Numbness and tingling, shooting pains, … Hot hands and cold feet. Rheumatic inflammation of joints, worse at night, red shining swelling, very sensitive. Legs powerless, feel tired during repose.
Hip-joint and thigh feel lame, especially after lying down. Knees unsteady, disposition of foot to turn. Weak and lax ligaments of all joints. Painless cracking of all joints. … Sensation as if drops of water trickled down the thigh…
Back: …Stiffness in nape of neck. Pain in the back, prevents taking deep inspiration. Bruised pain between shoulders and sacrum.

Under Modalities (things that make symptoms feel better or worse) it lists:Worse from being chilled by cold winds, dry weather, while sweating. Worse from pressure…

Bryonia

Often indicated in injury of the joints when Arnica fails… The Bryonia patient is irritable.

Limbs – …Joints red, swollen, hot with stitches and tearing [pain], worse on least movement. Swelling of elbow. Every spot is painful on pressure. … Sciatica better lying quietly on painful side. Knees stiff and painful. Knees totter and bend under him when walking. Hot swelling of feet. Pins and needles in soles, preventing walking.
Back – …Painful stiffness of neck. Lumbago worse stooping. Stitches and stiffness in small of back. From … sudden changes of weather. Pain in the small of back worse walking or turning.

Modalities – Better from lying on painful side, pressure, rest, cold things. Better from bandaging, cool open air, being quiet, cloudy damp days… Worse from least motion, raising up, stooping, coughing, exertion, deep breathing. Worse from dry cold or heat, becoming hot in room, hot weather.

Cinchona

Limbs – Pains in limbs and joints, as if sprained, worse slight touch, hard pressure relieves. Averse to exercise, sensitive to touch.
Weariness of joints, worse mornings and when sitting. Joints swollen, very sensitive.
Back – Pressure as of a stone between scapulae… Knife like pains around the back. Heavy pressure on sacrum. Backache as from sitting bent for long time. Lumbago worse slight motion.

Modalities – Better from hard pressure, loose clothes. Better from bending double in room, open air, warmth. Worse from jarring, slightest touch, at night,… cold winds, drafts.

Mag phos

Mag phos is a great anti-spasmodic remedy. Cramping of muscles with radiating pains. Neuralgic pains relieved by warmth.

Limbs – Cramps in calves. General muscular weakness. Twitchings… Pains in lower limbs, alternating sides. Involuntary shaking of hands. Cramps from prolonged exertion from prolonged use of tools. Crampy contraction of fingers. Sciatica with tender feet. Writer’s and player’s cramp.
Back – Stiffness of neck and back. Cramps. …

Modalities – Better by heat warmth, pressure, bending double. Better from hot bathing, pressure, rubbing. Worse from cold, air, drafts, periodicity, night, uncovering, water.

Rhus tox

Rheumatism in the cold season.

Limbs – Hot, painful swelling of joints. Pains tearing in tendons, ligaments and tissues… Limbs stiff, paralyzed, the cold fresh air is not tolerated, it makes the skin painful. Numbness and prickling in limbs after overwork and exposure. Paralysis, trembling after exertion.
… Tearing down thighs. Sciatica, worse cold, damp weather, at night.
Legs feel wooden. Tenderness about knee-joint. Cramps in calves.
Tingling in feet. Ankles swollen, stiff after sprain or injury.
Back – Stiff neck with painful tension, when moving. Back strain or injury. Pains from overlifting or overuse. Pain between shoulders on swallowing. Pain and stiffness in small of back, better motion or lying on something hard, worse while sitting.

Modalities – Better from continued motion, heat, hot bath, if heated, warm wrapping, rubbing, warm applications, warm dry, weather. … Worse from cold, wet rainy weather and after rain, at night, exposure to wet, cold, air, draught. Worse being chilled, when hot or sweaty. Worse from beginning of motion, rest, before storms, sprains, prolonged sitting after exertion.



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