Homeopathic Symptoms and Remedies For Joint Pain

Homeopathy is a natural, safe and effective way to treat joint pain. It can provide adjunct care to musculoskeletal conditions and contribute to healing based on the underlying cause of pain. The physical symptoms of joint pain can be described as burning, swelling, aching, throbbing, shooting, stiff and hot. After you rule out causes of joint pain that need urgent attention, homeopathic remedies may be able to alleviate your acute and chronic joint pain.

Acute Pain

For sudden onset of trauma to the joints, Arnica is the first homeopathic remedy to try. It relieves soreness in the area of injury, reduces chance of swelling and bruising in the joint and helps calm you down from the shock of the injury. Belladonna is the next remedy to use for sharp acute pain and inflammation in the joints accompanied by swelling, heat, redness and spasm. Apis is another remedy for acute joint pain that has a stinging and burning quality but wanders from place to place with swelling around the joints. Pullsatilla can also be used for joint pain that moves around. Take pulsatilla when migrating pain in the joint flares up powerfully and then suddenly disappears.


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…


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.

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