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Homeopathy treatment, or homeopathy medicine for the cure of frozen shoulder

Friday, April 17th, 2015

 

Frozen shoulder, medically referred to as adhesive capsulitis, is a disorder in which the shoulder capsule, the connective tissue surrounding the gleno-humeral joint of the shoulder, becomes inflamed and stiff, and grows together with abnormal bands of tissue, called adhesions, greatly restricting motion and causing chronic pain.

Movement of the shoulder is severely restricted. Pain is usually constant, worse at night, when the weather is colder. This condition can last from five months to three years or more and is thought in some cases to be caused by injury or trauma to the area. It is believed that it may have an autoimmune component, with the body attacking healthy tissue in the shoulder. The condition may also cause chronic inflammation. Adhesions grow between the joints and tissue, greatly restricting motion and causing a number of painful complications. There is also a lack of fluid in the joint, further restricting movement.

Frozen shoulder is characterized by pain and loss of motion or stiffness in the shoulder. It is also known as 50 shoulder in alternative medicine in Asia because its victims are usually people around the age of 50. It affects more women than man. The recovery is very slow.

 Etiology of Frozen Shoulder

• Exact cause is unknown.
• There may be autoimmune etiology.
• History of trauma to joint may be present.
• Hyperthyroidism (excessive production of thyroid hormones).
• Diabetes.
• Heart/ circulatory diseases.
• A fracture or other arm injury.
• Shoulder injury/ surgery.
• Cervical disk disease.
• Degenerative arthritis.

 Clinic Features of Frozen shoulder

Symptoms
• Onset: insidious.
• Pain in shoulder, upper arm.
• Severe aching pain.
• Restricted shoulder movement.
• Difficulty in routine activities, e.g. combing hairs, wearing shirts.
Signs
• Uniform impairment of all shoulder movements.
• Restricted flexion, extension, abduction, circumdiction.
INVESTIGATIONS
• X-Ray shoulder joint shows no abnormality.

 Diagnosis of Frozen shoulder

• Clinicaly.

 General Management of Frozen shoulder

• Rest to joint during acute stage.
• Provide sling.
• Mild passive shoulder exercises.

Homeopathic Treatment

Calc phos.

Rheumatic pains in shoulder and arm, also with swelling of the diseased part and febrile heat. Ulcerative pain especially in roots of finger nails of right hand, and in middle finger. Gouty nodosities. Soreness, torpor, and paralysis of the (left) arm.
Paralysis of the joints of the hand and of the fingers, especially in the thumbs, sometimes from a chill.
For persons anaemic and dark complexioned, dark hair and eyes; thin spare subjects, instead of fat. Spine weak, disposed to curvatures, especially to the left; unable to support body; neck weak, unable to support head.

Ferrum met.

Shootings and tearings in the joint of the shoulder, and in the arm, or pullings or paralytic weakness, and heaviness. Cracking in the shoulder-joint. Nightly tearing and stinging in the arms. Uneasiness in the arms. Swelling and desquamative of the skin of the hands. Cramps and numbness in the fingers.
Persons of sanguine temperament; pettish, quarrelsome, disputative, easily excited, least contradiction angers; >. from mental exertion. Irritability: slight noises like crackling of paper drive him to despair. Women who are weak, delicate, chlorotic, yet have a fiery red face. Extreme paleness of the face, lips and mucous membranes which become red an flushed on the least pain, emotion or exertion. Worse in winter.

Ferrum phos.

Violent drawing, tearing pain right shoulder and upper arm, worse violent motion of arm, better gentle motion, so that patient hardly kept it still at all, somewhat sensitive, deadness in right hand. Acute rheumatism of right deltoid, unable to wear cloak. In right shoulder-joint acute rheumatism, red, swollen, very sensitive. Swelling of elbow from sprain. Rheumatism in wrist. Wrists ache with loss of power to grasp. Palms of hands hot, with children. Nodule on dorsum of left little finger. Contracted fingers from acute rheumatism.
Ferrum is used in first stage of inflammation.

Rhus. tox

Swelling, stiffness, and paralysed sensations in joints, from sprains, over-lifting, or over-stretching. Lameness, stiffness, and pain on first moving after rest, or on getting up in morning, better by constant motion. Trembling or sensation of trembling in imbs. The limbs on which he lies, especially arms, go to sleep. Rheumatic tension, drawing, tearing in limbs, during rest. Excessively cold hands and feet all day.
Adapted to persons of rheumatic diathesis; bad effects of getting wet, especially after being over-heated. Ailments: from spraining or straining a single part, muscle or tendon; overlifting, particularly damp ground; too much summer bathing in lake or river. affects the fibrous tissue, especially; the right side more than the left. Pains: as if sprained; as if a muscle or tendon was torn from its attachment; as if bones were scraped with a knife; worse after midnight and in wet, rainy weather; affected parts sore to touch. Lameness, stiffness and pain on first moving after rest, or on getting up in the morning >. by walking or continued motion. Great restlessness, anxiety, apprehension; cannot remain in bed, must change position often to obtain relief from pain.

Ruta g.

Wrenching pain in the shoulder-joint, especially when permitting arms to hang down or when resting on them. Shocks in arms as if in bones. Dull tearings in bones of the arm and joints of elbow. Pain as from contusion in joint of elbow. Pain in forearms as well as in bones and joints of hands as if they had been beaten. Pressive and spasmodic drawing and tearing in forearms, hands, and fingers. Paralytic stiffness of wrist. Wrenching pain or shootings in wrists. Sensation as from a sprain and stiffness in wrist. Bones of wrist and back of hand painful as if bruised when at rest and when moving. Pain in wrist (as from a sprain) on lifting a weight. Numbness and tingling in hands after exertion. Spasmodic contraction of fingers. Swollen veins on hands, after eating. Warts, with sore pains, flat, smooth, on palms of hands.

Sanguinaria can.

Rheumatic pain in right arm and shoulder, worse at night in bed, cannot raise arm, motion (turning in bed) much worse it. Pain in top of right shoulder. Pain in right deltoid. R. arm hung helpless. Coldness in body and right arm. Burning of palms. Stiffness of finger-joints.

Homeopathic remedies and homeopathy treatment for arm pain.

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Arm pain refers to discomfort or pain in one or both arms. It can cause due to various abnormalities like in bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and tissues. It may associate with swelling, tenderness, cramps, weakness and restriction of movement. We can classified arm pain in to two categories one is acute pain which is sudden in onset, sharp or may be dull, on the other hand chronic pain is deep in nature which persist for a long time and gradual in onset. Arm pain can be localized and can come from other regions referred pain. There can be various types of pain like pulsating, shooting, burning, pricking, pinching, stabbing etc.

Common Causes for Arm Pain

Injury or trauma – To the arm can cause pain in the arm.

Over-stretching of muscles or muscle sprain – Causes arm pain.

Arthritis – It includes mainly osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout.

Compression of nerve – Can also cause arm pain.

Dislocation of the joint – This results in to severe arm pain

Tendonitis – Refers to inflammation of tendons.

Cellulites – Caused due to bacterial infection and may lead to gangrene, there is swelling redness and fever accompanied with pain. It is very common in diabetes patients.

Psychological – Feeling of pain without any obvious cause.

 Diagnosis of Arm Pain

History of complaints – History of injury, location, duration, intensity and extension of pain

Complete blood count

Rheumatoid factor

X- Ray – Shoulder, elbow, neck, wrist to rule out arthritis or fracture.

CT scan, MRI cervical spine – To diagnose damaged vertebrae, nerve root compression.

 History of Arm Pain

Homeopathic treatment of arm pain – Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat pain but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several well-proved medicines are available for arm pain treatment that can be selected on the basis of cause, location, sensation, modalities and extension of the pain. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. Some important remedies are given below for the treatment of joint pain:

  • Hypericum – Excellent remedy for nerve pain especially after surgery or injury
  • Arnica Mont – Acute pain after an injury along with sore bruised feeling
  • Bryonia Alba. – Pain with inflammation which, is aggravated by movement and relieved by moderate pressure and rest.
  • Rhus Tox -  Arm pain especially due to overstretching or over lifting
  • Alumina silicate. – Pain in the shoulder and arm, pain travels from below to upward.

Allopathic treatment – It includes mainly Analgesics, Anti inflammatory drugs etc.

Other modes of treatment for Pain in Arm – Mainly Physiotherapy, Ayurveda, Naturopathy (including Yoga and Meditation), Acupuncture, Acupressure.

Homeopathic remedies for arm pain

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Arm pain refers to discomfort or pain in one or both arms. It can cause due to various abnormalities like in bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and tissues. It may associate with swelling, tenderness, cramps, weakness and restriction of movement. We can classified arm pain in to two categories one is acute pain which is sudden in onset, sharp or may be dull, on the other hand chronic pain is deep in nature which persist for a long time and gradual in onset. Arm pain can be localized and can come from other regions referred pain. There can be various types of pain like pulsating, shooting, burning, pricking, pinching, stabbing etc.
For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. Some important remedies are given below for the treatment of joint pain:
• Hypericum – Excellent remedy for nerve pain especially after surgery or injury
• Arnica Mont – Acute pain after an injury along with sore bruised feeling
• Bryonia Alba. – Pain with inflammation which, is aggravated by movement and relieved by moderate pressure, rest.
• Rhus Tox – Arm pain especially due to overstretching or over lifting
• Alumina silicate. – Pain in the shoulder and arm, pain travels from below to upward.