What are Joint Pains?
Medically, a joint refers to the area where two bones connect and which allows for movement of these two bones. We have numerous joints all over the body to allow movement of its parts. Whenever a joint gets swollen, inflamed or damaged from injury or disease, joint pain arises. Along with the pain, stiffness and limitation of joint movement is also felt. Joint pain is medically called arthritis. Among the various causes of joint pain, the major ones are advancing age, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, tendinitis, injuries and sprains. Joint pain can be limited to one joint or may involve multiple joints at the same time.
Homeopathic Treatment of Joint Pains
Joint pains can be cured with great success under the Homeopathic mode of treatment. In fact, a wide range of Homeopathic medicines are available for relief from joint pains of any kind. A suitable Homeopathic medicine is selected based on the joint involved and the specific symptoms that cause an increase or decrease in the joint pain. Homeopathic medicines for joint pains that I would rate as top grade are Rhus Tox, Bryonia, Colchicum, Ruta and Ledum Pal. Homeopathic medicines are mostly derived from plant sources and are therefore, natural and safe. Rather than suppress the symptoms, Homeopathic medicines stimulate the body’s own restorative processes, giving it the means to heal from within.
Homeopathic Medicines for Joint Pains
Rhus Tox – One of the top grade Homeopathic medicines for joint pains
Natural medicine Rhus Tox is one of the most effective Homeopathic medicines for joint pains. I have found Rhus Tox to be highly effective in treating joint pains, even joint pains which are acute and chronic in nature. In fact, Rhus Tox has shown remarkable results in pains affecting any joint. Along with the pain, marked stiffness has been observed in the joints. Joint pain, whether rheumatic or related to injury or over-exertion, responds well to Rhus Tox. A visible symptom for prescription of Rhus Tox is that the pain and stiffness in the joints worsens with rest and gets better with motion. Another key feature is the relief in pain from heat. Rhus Tox is the most effective among Homeopathic medicines for joint pains in such cases.
Sanguinaria Can and Ferrum Met – Homeopathic medicines for joint pains in shoulders
Homeopathic medicines Sanguinaria Can and Ferrum Met have shown wonderful results in joint pains affecting the shoulder. Sanguinaria Can is majorly indicated for right-sided shoulder joint pain. The right shoulder feels stiff and the pain gets worse with motion or when raising the arm. Pain in the right shoulder intensifies at night, which is another sign that Sanguinaria Can will work best among Homeopathic medicines for joint pains. Ferrum Met is best suited for left-sided shoulder joint pain. Stiffness and cracking appear in the left shoulder joint along with the pain. Other guiding symptoms for use of Ferrum Met as one of the best Homeopathic medicines for joint pains are worsening of pain from raising the left arm, from taking the arm behind the back and while trying to lift things. Applying heat relieves the pain in the left shoulder joint, another symptom to look out for when prescribing Homeopathic medicine Ferrum Met.
Bryonia and Ruta – Best Homeopathic medicines for joint pains in elbow
Homeopathic medicines Bryonia and Ruta have shown the most satisfactory results in joint pains in the elbow. In my clinical practice, when pain in the elbow joint worsens with the least movement, Bryonia is the ideal among Homeopathic medicines for joint pains to prescribe and will provide quick and sustained relief. This pain is usually accompanied by swelling and stiffness in the elbow joint in such cases. However, putting pressure on the elbow relieves pain, another marked feature guiding prescription of the Bryonia. Ruta is the most effective of Homeopathic medicines for joint pains specifically indicated when the elbow pain is located around the condyles. Stretching the arm aggravates the pain. Ruta is also the most helpful of Homeopathic medicines for joint pains with sore and inflamed tendons around the elbow joint.
Actea Spicata and Rhododendron – Top Homeopathic medicines for joint pains in the wrist
For joint pains located in the wrist, the most wonderfully effective Homeopathic medicines are Actea Spicata and Rhododendron. I have found that Actea Spicata is ideal prescription among Homeopathic medicines for joint pains in the wrist, with intense swelling. The pain worsens with motion and exertion, and the hands may feel week. Rhododendron works well in cases of joint pain in the wrist that gets worse from rest. Movement relieves the wrist pain in such cases. Bruises on the wrist have also been seen in such cases Rhododendron comes highly recommended as one of the most effective Homeopathic medicines for joint pains.
Caulophyllum and Lithium Carb – Excellent Homeopathic medicines for joint pains in fingers
Natural medicines Caulophyllum and Lithium Carb are the best choice of Homeopathic medicines for joint pains of the fingers. Homeopathic medicine Caulophyllum is indicated for severe pain in finger joints attended with marked stiffness. Nodes may also be found on finger joints in such cases where Caulophyllum will work as one of the best Homeopathic medicines for joint pains. The pain may get worse on closing the hands. Shifting joint pains are also a key feature for prescription of Homeopathic medicine Caulophyllum. Lithium Carb is one of the most helpful Homeopathic medicines for joint pains of the fingers where intense swelling is present. Tenderness of joints is well marked in such cases. Application of heat provides relief and the pain is accompanied by itching in the finger joints in cases where treatment with Homeopathic medicine Lithium Carb would help most.
Aesculus and Colocynth – Effective Homeopathic medicines for joint pains located in the hip
For joint pains in the hip, I would rank Aesculus and Colocynth as top grade Homeopathic medicines. Aesculus has proved the most effective for aching, bruised hip joints. Where walking and stooping worsen the pain and pain is experienced in the sacrum area of the hip as well, Aesculus is the best rated among Homeopathic medicines for joint pains. Colocynth is the best indicated among Homeopathic medicines for joint pains where cramping pain is experienced in the hip joint. Pain from the hip may radiate down the thigh or leg. Warmth and pressure may provide some relief in the hip joint in such cases.
Ledum Pal and Ruta – Valuable Homeopathic medicines for joint pains in ankle
Ledum Pal and Ruta are valuable Homeopathic medicines for joint pains in the ankle. Both are equally suitable prescriptions where ankle joints are painful and swollen. Even in case of injured and sprained ankles in severe pain, Ledum Pal and Ruta rate among the best cures.
Colchicum and Ledum Pal – Reliable Homeopathic medicines for pain in toe joints
Colchicum and Ledum Pal are high grade Homeopathic medicines for joint pains in the toe. Colchicum is one of the most helpful Homeopathic medicines where the big toe is most affected. There is severe swelling of the toe joint along with the pain. The pain becomes more intense with the slightest touch or movement. Colchicum is also one of the best Homeopathic medicines for joint pains to prescribe where pain in the toe gets worse as night falls. Ledum Pal has also established itself as an effective Homeopathic medicine for joint pains involving the toe. This Homeopathic medicine is most useful when stiffness persists along with pain in the toe joints. Heat application worsens the toe joint pain, cold compress provides relief. Another characteristic feature that decides in favour of Ledum Pal as the best choice among Homeopathic medicines for joint pains of the toe is that the pain travels upward from the toe.
I have pain in my left fore finger joint closest to my fingernail. The bone around this join has grown larger over the past year. I am a 55 year old woman post menopausal for about 2 years. This joint pain and bone growth started after menopause. All of my fingertips seems inflamed so I fear that the pain and bone growth will happen in all my fingers. My Mom had the same condition. Can you recommend an effective homeopathic treatment that will reduce pain and excess joint growth? And is there anything that can reverse the joint bone growth that has already happened? Thank you for taking the time to answer my question. I was very happy to find your article on joint pain online and I appreciate you sharing your expertise.
I have taken Joette Calabrese’s basic homeopathy class so I am just learning about the wonderful homeopathic method of healing our bodies.
Can you please convey me my constitutional remedy if i send you my details like mind, head etc. till extremities ?
Good Afternoon Doctor,
My query is for my mother aged 82 years who is suffering from medium varicose veins .
.Since few months she is suffering from knee pain and stiffness with swelling in knee and ankle .
she feels thirsty frquently , also complains that above problem is more when there is acidity .
डॉक्टर साहब नमस्कार मेरे दाहिने पैर के हीप मे बैठ के उठने पर या पैर इधर उधर होने पर दर्द करता है डॉक्टर बता रहे है कि हीप का कटोरी और गोली दोनो बदलना पडेगा मुझे राय दे क्या करु
i am 70 years old lady suffering from osteoartharities of knee joint..I had fall history.
MRI shows injury of medial meniscus. I am suffering from last three yrs. .i have family history of artharities.I am regular in exercise. I try to do all streching exercises but it feels muscles are tight and swelled and get pain. Pain get worsed with cold and air of fan in summer. There is no pain at resting position, increases with starting movement. My left knee joint is more problamatic. Now i get some pain in hip movement also with tightning of muscle.
My wife has pain in her index and middle finger. Pain is so much and stiffness is there even she can not hold the CHAKU to cut down the vegetable. Please suggest the homeopathic medicine.
The article is informative.
Tip of toe fingers have pain
What can be the best homeopathic remedies
Do you have to have a prescription for chillingly and lithium carb or can you suggest an over the counter medicine that will help finger joint pain
I am 43 years old male..I have started weight training in a gym since last 3 months..although I m taking proper diet n protein, I m experiencing extreme pain in my elbows n shoulders..
Pls advise me the best n fast acting medicine to help me get rid of this pain.
Are there any brands of remedies that you recommend? Where is the best place to buy them? Thank you.
Sir, i am 63 year old & feeling pain in my right knee from three months.Although my both knees are weak. An X-Ray report shows early osteoarthitic changes in bones of knee & Patelo-femoral joint.Calcification also seen in ligamentum patellae.kindly advise me medicine.Thanks from D k Jain,Gwalior,MP.(+91 9993746246)
Sir, My wife age is 56. She’s suffering knee problem. She takes allopathic treatment but no permanent response. I want permanent treatment of this. So plz advise me. Thanks From Pramod Kumar Sharma from Bareilly U.P. 9997471844
shifting pain of waist.which medicine should be used,sir
Severe dizziness from last 3days, Doctor started medicine for vertigo,still not well.plz help
i am 45 year old. my weight is 90kg. my right let is short. now there is pain in my right knee. plz help me,
i am 45 year old. my weight is 90kg. my right let is short. now there is pain in my right knee. plz help me,
Can you please let me know Doctor the best homeopathy for inflammation of the joints.
Respected doctor.This is regarding my mothers case. she had extracted her wisdom tooth 7 years back. At the rime of extraction surgeons hand pressure came on her lip. since then her lips went dry and burning sensation.later left side in the mouth she used to get swelling.every 15 days.used to appky gumex.and was better after applying 2 to 3 days.but now has pain in the left side and cannot open her mouth wide gets dislocated.At present has pain in the jaw. have consulted oral surgeon.also orthopadec. He gave local injection. felt little better. is taking Nervigen np tablet and ultracet. also has ostopenia.. Also taking homeopathic medicine.Pls. advice
Respected docter , leg fingers have joint pains and swelling. Pl.suggest a good medicine, my age 64.
Dear Dr.Sharma.I had pain in my right knee for the last two years.I. have tried medicines & doing massage of sandhi sudha herbal oil but it is not so effective.last week I had appointment with Dr.and he advised me for knee replacement as a gap has accrued between the joints.kindly advise.thanks
I have joint pain in right shoulder for 20 years or more, probabally I got injured while climbing wall in first aid drill, I was around 35 rys old, now I am 60. I took some medicine then, now the pain has increased, I took injection in shoulder, pain was ok for few months but again I am having pain. I have pain in right shoulder also. I underwent spine surgery twice for back ache, one was 10 yrs ago and second 1 yr back.
I am a doctor, anaesthesiologist.
Accidentally I fell from the bike and my knee got injured but without any trace of wound. After much treatment my knee pain retains even after four months. No swelling. What could be done now?
I am 37 year old female. Since few days I am suffering from multiple joints pain, ankles, right shoulder, neck, fingers. Stiffness increase after rest. Both ankles are inflamed. What medicines best suit me please advise.
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I am 54 years. I used to have joint pains in hands, toes and knees since 15 years. Due to regular exercise these pains have been almost fully contained. But I have been getting pain in my left knee behind the patella when climbing stairs. Leg strengthening exercises and Physiotherapy has not helped. . Can you recommend a homeopathic medicine for this ailment.
Sanjiv ..it seems like a chronic issue . I would not like comment without knowing the details
Please let me know what next should I do?
Joint pain in ankle/left archillies, stiff neck, and very painful right elbow joint (which is deformed in its look now-been told by doctors possible tennis elbow and I also suffer from dry eye in my left eye
I am 59 years old.I have been experiencing pain and discomfort in each of the above. The elbow started 3 years ago, the ankle about 6 weeks ago and the neck 3 weeks ago, dry eye for about 4 years now. I wonder if you could kindly advise on a homeopathic remedy for me? Thank you so much..Claire