When people have stiff and painful joints, I often I hear them say, "It's the weather!" When they say this, a remedy springs to mind that invariably helps - Rhus Tox. However, there are other homeopathic remedies that can help with arthritic pain. Match your symptoms to the remedy descriptions, follow the dosing guidelines in the blog about using homeopathy at home, watch your diet
and you should obtain some relief. If you don't, it would be best to have a full consultation with a professional homeopath as often deeper acting remedies are needed. Sometimes, arthritic pain is caused caused by wear and tear due to misaligned bone structure. Again, professional help is needed and I recommend ABC (Advanced Biostructural Correction). You can read about it here. You can find a practitioner near you by searching here.
So here's the main remedies often used for joint pain:
Hot, painful, stiff joints that are worse at rest and better after initial movement. Initial movement is difficult but after the stiffness wears off, movement is easier and the pain diminishes. The pain and stiffness comes back when the patient stops. Symptoms are worse from cold, damp weather and better from warmth. If the pain is worse for any movement consider Bryonia. Ledum is opposite in that it is worse from heat.
Hot swollen joints with stitching, tearing pains. Any movement of the joint causes pain and the patient is better keeping still. Better for cold applications, hard pressure - patient tends to lie on the affected side.
Pain, swelling, often heat in joint which is worse from heat. Gouty pain. Patient is cold but better for cold or cold applications and much worse for heat and especially the warmth of the bed.
Chronic arthritis, area sensitive to touch and patient may even wince on being approached. Bruised or gouty pain in joints. Soreness from over-exertion. A prominent and peculiar symptom is that the bed feels too hard.
Erratic pains that shift around, or let up with a snap. Feels like the joint is being pulled. Worse letting affected limb hang down. Chilly but needs fresh air. The typical Pulsatilla patient has a mild disposition and needs sympathy and reassurance. they are prone to tears and affected by stuffy rooms.
Lameness and weakness in the affected limb, even while resting. Weakness in legs so walking difficult and they may even stagger. Specific effect on wrist and ankles – cannot grip. Tendons feel sore or contracted. Aching or bruised pains in the bones.
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