Homeopathic Remedies For Arthrisit
Below are the most commonly used homeopathic remedies for different types of arthrisit symptoms.
What Is Arthritis?
Arthritis includes osteoarthritis which is the most common form. It is the result of the wear and tear of the joints. The joint becomes stiff and painful, and may creak as it is moved. As the cartilage wears down, the bones on either side of the joint may react by forming small bony outgrowths called osteophytes. Osteoarthritis increases with age and it affects about 9% of the population but it will affect around 70% of the those over age 70. There can be bony nodes easily be seen is the last joint of the fingers. Spondylosis is a similar problem affecting the spine where the main problem is degeneration of the disks which separate the vertebrae.
Inflammatory arthritis is known as rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis affects about 1% of the population but is three times more common women than men. It comes on at an earlier age than osteoarthritis, usually age 30 to 50 and is more aggressive. Rheumatoid arthritis affects the small joints, especially of the hands and feet, causing a typical hand deformity where the fingers slant sideways. It can affect any joint in the body, and also cause nodules under the skin and also eye problems.
Soft Tissue Arthritis: Connective tissues arthritis effects tissues rather than the joints themselves. These include point at which tendons connect to the bones, Tennis elbow effects the outer side of the elbow. Frozen shoulder or stiff shoulder is an inflammation of the capsule of tissues that surround the joint. Bursitis is the inflammation of the bursae, cushioning pads which overlie many joints including the knees. Fibromyalgia is the most common form of soft tissue rheumatism and was formerly known as “fibrositis”. It affects about at least 2% of the population and is much more common in women. There is a strong clinical connection with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome due to pain syndromes that chronically interrupts sleep. The fibromyalgia typical features widespread musculoskeletal pain. There is pain at tender points at several specific locations which is used to diagnose it. It is frequently associated with poor sleep, toxic heavy metals, vaccine injury, fatigue as well as other problems including migraines headaches and irritable bowel syndrome.
Top Homeopathic Remedies For Arthritis
- Actea Spicata
For rheumatoid arthritis affecting small joints of fingers, toes, wrist and ankles. The affected joints are in severe pain, hot and swollen. The pain is of violent, tearing type. Touch worsens the pain in joints. Movement of affected joints also aggravates pain. The slightest fatigue worsens pain in small joints.
Useful in acute attacks of gout in the joints of the feet. It corresponds only to the onset and if continued for a day or two will recover many cases.
- Ammonium phosphoricum
This is a useful remedy in constitutional gout where there are nodosities in the joints. For chronic cases where there are deposits of urate of soda concretions in the joints and the hands become twisted out of shape.
- Antimonium Crudum
For rheumatoid arthritis affecting finger joints. In some cases, specific drawing pain is noted in finger joints. Cold application may worsen this pain. Warmth is soothing. There is chronic indigestion or gastric complaints. Joint pains worsen when taking wine. Gouty nodes in the joints.
When a person experiences great swelling in the joints with hot, burning, stinging pain and swelling. Warm or hot applications as well as touch or pressure tend to aggravate their condition. Cool air and cold applications provide relief to the pain.
Pain with fear that the part my be hit by anyone passing. Arthritic pains in the foot, worse towards evening. Red big toe joint which feels as though it has been sprained.
- Aurum metalicum
Wandering pains in the muscles and joints that are better from motion and warmth, and worse at night. Deep pain may be felt in the limbs when the person tries to sleep, or discomfort may wake the person up. People who need this remedy are often serious and focused on work or career, with a tendency to feel depressed.
When rapid and violent onset of throbbing arthritic pain arises in red, hot, swollen joints, this is the remedy to consider. The arthritic symptoms are aggravated by touch, jarring, and especially by motion; warm wraps relieve them.
- Benzoic Acid
Urinary symptoms, strong urine. Gouty concretions of joints, knee pain due to abnormal deposition of uric acid.
Arthritic pains are worse from the slightest motion, better after rest. Pains are also better from pressure or by lying on the painful side.
- Calcarea Carbonica
Calcarea Carb is the best medicine for knee joint pain that gets worse from standing, walking. The pain may be tearing, shooting or drawing in nature. Arthritic swelling, knee pain especially in fleshy people with pain that is worse by cold.
- Calcarea fluoride
Arthritis of the large or medium joint affections such as knee joint, spine or shoulders. More pain on waking up in the morning or while getting up from a sitting position and they feel better after walking for some time. The joint pains are better by hot application. These persons are likely to tough, strong willed, who might look stiff and at times rude. They do not give up easily.
This remedy is useful when arthritis primarily affects the small joints of the body, specifically those in the hands and/or feet. In particular, closing one’s hands creates a lot of pain. This remedy is more often given to women than men, especially when the woman is pregnant or experiences concurrent menstrual or hormonal disturbances.
Arthritic pain that is similar to Rhus Toxicodendron, better warm, but better in moist or rainy weather. Chronic grief is often a causative factor. Causticum is used for hip joint pain in rheumatoid arthritis. The hip joint feels dislocated. Standing and walking worsen pain. The gait is unsteady due to hip pain. Marked stiffness and tension are observed in hip joint. Causticum also works well in cases where the joints are deformed and shortened, contracted tendons are observes. Used where deformities have set in. Due to repeated acute attacks, there comes a stage when deformities such as flexion of fingers and thumb, flexion of wrist, elbows and shoulder, hip, knees and ankle joints set in. Owing to these deformities, movements are further more restricted and painful. Reduces stiffness and pain in the affected joints. Almost all joints may be affected and the overlying muscles are shortened and contracted. Causticum is more indicated when the pains aggravate in cold and feels better in warmth.
Arthritis worse during warm, wet weather, although sometimes cold, damp weather can cause complaints. Worse with the change of seasons. The hands and fingers are most affected; the pains are worse from slight motion. Often associated with other ailments, like nephritis, blood in the urine, and pericarditis. Aversion to the odor of eggs and fish is a strong symptom sometimes seen.
If arthritis flares up during cold damp weather, or after the person gets chilled and wet, this remedy may be indicated. People needing Dulcamara are often stout, with a tendency toward back pain, chronic stiffness in the muscles, and allergies.
- Ferrum Metallicum
Very useful for arthritis symptoms with left-sided shoulder joint pain. Shoulder pain on raising the arm, which gets worse at night. Marked stiffness in the shoulder. Best indicated for treating anemia in rheumatoid arthritis.
Gouty nodosities in the joints. Tearing pains in the extremities and contractions of the muscles. Especially useful for gouty inflammation affecting the knee joint. Used for clearing calcium deposits in fibromyalgia.
Used for rheumatoid arthritis with nerve pain.
- Kali Bichromicum
Periodic arthritis and arthritis alternating with other complaints such as sinusitis, asthma, digestive disorders. Periodicity is often fixed, such as every spring or autumn, etc. The pain is often in one small spot, and may wander to different sites and come and go suddenly; pain may occur every day at the same time; pain is worse between 2 am and 4am.
- Kali Carbonica
Effective for rheumatoid arthritis of knee joint. Knee pain from climbing up or down the stairs, Extending the leg also worsens the knee pain.
This remedy is useful for a sudden onset of severe acute arthritis, especially when the pain is paralyzing and tends to come and go. Wandering joint pains. The arthritis pains may even move from one joint to another or tend to travel downward. Numbness, weakness, and trembling may also be experienced. A heart condition may alternate with arthritic symptoms. Motion of any sort and exposure to cold aggravates the pain, while hot bathing provides temporary relief.
Arthritis is painful with swelling relieved by cold applications and made worse by warmth. Areas especially affected are ankles, feet, ball of the first toe, and left shoulder and right hip together. Rheumatism starts in the legs and extends upwards.
Used for chronic rheumatoid arthritis. Used when deformities have started. Sore, numb feeling in the affected limb. One foot being extremely cold and the other foot being extremely hot to touch. The deformities may be more marked in the legs and feet. The soles are extremely painful and walking is difficult. Lycopodium may be given when there may be an unusual sensation as if the person is walking on pebbles due to callosities on the soles. Cramps are felt in the calf and toe muscles. Toes and finger joints may be contracted and painful. Lycopodium may be indicated when the pains are more in the right side. Better by heat general and better by cold in general and at night. Also has gout with red urine.
- Medorrhinum Nosode
Medorrhinum is powerful, deep acting remedy for chronic rheumatism. Marked swelling of the limbs. Past history of any sexually transmitted disease, including HPV and gonorrhea. Deformities of the feet and toes are contracted. Walking is very painful due to callosities on the soles. Joint pains are associated with an extreme burning sensation in the palms and soles. Pains are worse during the day, worse when thinking about them and in hot weather. The pains are better in damp conditions.
- Natrum Muriaticum
Arthritis after a period of long grief. Those who have developed Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) after prolonged stress in the form of grief, such as the loss or death of some dear one; or after breaking a relationship including divorce. It is the emotional trauma that leads to disturbance of immune system, in turn, leading to the disease like RA. The person needing Natrum Muriaticum may be reserved, less expressive, emotionally closed, with the tendency to get hurt, habit of brooding over past unpleasant events as if they just happened. Such patients may have associated headache with sensitive to sunlight.
- Picric aAcid
Useful in deforming arthritis
Wandering joint pains. Used when arthritic pains tend to move from one place to another. Worse from initial motion or during rest, in the evening or at night. Worse from exposure to warmth. The symptoms are relieved by cold applications and by slow motion. This remedy is for a person that is gentle, mild, yielding, moody, sympathetic.
This remedy is sometimes given when the condition develops at the site of an old injury. The symptoms are aggravated by motion or touch, in the morning, and from exposure to cold, wet weather, and they are relieved by rubbing and warmth. Ruta graveolens is also indicated when sensitive nodules develop on the tendons and periosteum (i.e., the covering of the bone where the tendons attach) after an injury. Enlargements of the joints not due to gouty deposits, worse during rest and always worse on approach of a storm or in stormy weather.
- Rhus Toxicodendron
Arthritis pain and stiffness. Stiffness is very characteristic. The pain is worse when at rest, with weather changes, especially to cold, damp; by cold; and by initial motion (e.g. rising from a bed or a seat). The pains are helped by warmth and continued motion (once “warmed up”). Restlessness with the pain. Complaints are often left-sided.
- Ruta Graveolens
This remedy is sometimes given when the condition develops at the site of an old injury. The symptoms are aggravated by motion or touch, in the morning, and from exposure to cold, wet weather, and they are relieved by rubbing and warmth. Ruta graveolens is also indicated when sensitive nodules develop on the tendons and periosteum (i.e., the covering of the bone where the tendons attach) after an injury.
Helps with arthritis with right-sided shoulder joint pain. Shoulder pain on raising the arm, which gets worse at night. Marked stiffness in the shoulder.
Has a similar application to gout when it becomes systematized, as has also Ammonium phosphoricum.
- Urtica Urens
Cures more cases of gout than any other. Under its use pain and swelling subside and large quantities of sand are passed.