Homeopathy for Joint Pain and Stiffness
Homeopathic Remedies for Joint Pain & Stiffness
Arnica Montana you would be close... the number one homeopathic remedy for pain, "muscle soreness" and "over-exertion".
Ruta grav, more closely aligned with joint "injuries".
Stiff joints, backs and sciatic pains.
Other inflammations include:
- Blistering itchy rashes
- Eye inflammations
- Cold sores
- Raw sore throats
- Nervous fatigue
Rhus Tox is one of the best homeopathic remedies for easing stiff joints with tearing pains, swelling, redness, sprains, etc.. It earned the title “Rusty Gate Remedy” by relieving joint and back pains that hurt on initial movement but improve after limbering up– just like an old gate that squeaks at first but quiets down after a bit. Also like the rusty gate, these joints do not like cold damp weather– they can be great storm predictors. For back relief, Rhus specializes in strain or injury, stiff necks, lower back pain, lumbago, even sciatica, especially if they feel better lying on a hard surface, walking or bending backwards. Similar joint pain shows up in Rhus’ flu or fever along with a dry swollen throat, hoarseness, chills and much weariness and fatigue.
For skin, Rhus Tox soothes itching, blistering rashes and red patches whether due to poison ivy, other irritants or hives, especially if symptoms worsen with getting wet or cold. Certain cases of shingles have found much relief in this remedy as well. Rhus' anti-inflammatory powers extend to soothing eye inflammation, swollen eyelids and cold sores, as well as facial swelling and heavy, painful-to-touch occipital headaches.
Pains, irritations, stresses, extreme restlessness, anxious nerve, can find additional relief in Rhus Tox.
Other symptoms and charachteristics that indicate Rhus include: a desire for fresh, but not cold, air, a worsening of symptoms at night, a frequent desire to stretch and sleep disturbed by dreams of exertion. It applies best to chilly individuals very sensitive to cold conditions. All its symptoms are better with heat, hot bathing and dry weather, and worse at night and with damp cold.
Rhus toxicodendron (poison oak)
Poison ivy remedy ...can relieve skin rashes, joint pain, various inflammatory symptoms, headaches, cold symptoms, back relief, strain or injury, stiff necks, lower back pain, lumbago, and sciatica.