Also, another good constitutional remedy for both osteo and rheumatoid arthritis is Calc Carb, but I would suggest consulting a Classical for this to find the constitutional remedy. A constitutional remedy given in a low dose could work very well.
Glucosamine is also very good,
Anyway, I would try and Rhus Tox or Bryonia,
select rhus tox for restlessness and a desire to move about continually because of the relief brought by the movement. One feels worse when rising from a sitting position or when first starting to move. Cold and damp weather cause aggravation, but warmth brings relief.
Select Bryonia when moving causes an aggravation.
Rhus tox . Rheumatism wih stiffness worse Ist motion, worse during rainy season, better when continued walking.
Bryonia . Joints are red, hot, swollen. Pain worse last motion better after rest, pressure.
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Homeopathic Remedies for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
Homeopathy Remedies for Osteoarthritis
Homeopathy Remedies for Gout
Homeopathy Remedies for Fibromyalgia
Arnica Montana, Rhus Tox, Bryonia Alba, Ledum Pal, Apis Mellifica and Ostearthritic Nosode (OAN) (OAN is a homoeopathic medicine prepared from the synovial fluid of an ostearthritic knee) are some of the important homoeopathic medicines used in treating osteoarthritis of the knee. Another medicine that requires a special mention is Calcarea Flour6x.
- Bryonia Alba. – Excellent remedy which is useful in treatment of osteoarthritis, pain with inflammation which is aggravated by movement and relieved by moderate pressure and rest. There is inflammation of joints which are hot and swollen. The patient feels chilly.
- Ledum pal. – Remarkable remedy helpful in treatment of osteoarthritis, gout and rheumatism which is of ascending nature, better by cold application, there is deposition of chalk stones in finger joints, wrists and toes. Irritable patient with desire to be alone. Pain may be caused by alcoholism, insect stings, and punctured wound. Pain worse by warm applications.
- Rhus Tox. – Recurring attacks due to getting chilled when hot. Rheumatism caused by damp weather and worse in damp climate; there is restlessness and the pains are worse on first motion, better by continued motion and again worse after moving for sometime when it becomes necessary for him to repose.
- Colchicum – A general remedy for gout. There may be aversion to food which smells as soon as served. Swelling of joints which may be red or pale. Abdomen bloated with wind. Albumin in urine which becomes black like ink, scanty urine with dropsical swelling, marked irritability from pains or odors. Worse by motion, touch or mental effort. Better by warmth, rest or sitting. Gout and rheumatism in smokers.
- Kalmia lot. – One can not forget this remedy for osteoarthritis, rheumatism when affection travels down wards with numbness. Pain with palpitation of heart and slow pulse. Pains shift rapidly pain in ulner nerve.
- Guaiacum. – Rheumatic and gout engrafted on syphilitic or tubercular constitutions. Sore swollen joints more painful from warmth and motion. Gouty abscesses of joints. The leg and ankle bones are especially affected shooting pain in legs from feet to knees. Pains in tibia. Better by cold bath and cold application.
- Formic Acid and Formica – gouty and rheumatic pains due to urates and albumin in urine. Inflammation of joints which are very painful. They are worse on motion, by cold or before storm; better on pressure.
- Lithium Carb – chronic rheumatism due to uric acid. Palpitation and shocks about the heart the heart. Painfulness of the soles of feet and small joints with a sense of burning therein.
- Kali Carb – pains stitching, stabbing and burning character relieved temporarily by cold application and not by rest or motion. The patient shrieks on account of pain. Backache accompanied by great weakness and profuse sweating. If he covers the painful part, the pain goes to the un-covered part. Aggravation after eating and uncovering.
- Sticta Pulmonaria – rheumatism of right shoulder blade or joint, wrist joint, ankle joint and knee joint. It also reduces fluid in the joints.
- Berberis Vulg. – pain in heels relieved by putting most of the weight on them. Arthritic and rheumatic affection if attended by renal sticking pain and backache.
- Chelidonium – rheumatism with edema, heat, tenderness and stiffness. Constipation and whitish stools. Pain is aggravated by slightest movement or touch. The only relief is constant bathing with hot water.
- Ferrum Pic – rheumatism increased or brought on by walking.
- Lactic Acid – osteoarthritis with diabetes.
- Lycopodium – especially used for the cases of osteoarthritis which are presents with liver disturbances and flatulence.
- Asclepius Tub – Acts well in cases of osteoarthritis when pains run diagonally.
- Calcaria Carb. – Arthritic swelling, knee pain especially in fleshy people which is worse by cold.
- Hypericum. – Remarkable arthritis remedy for rheumatoid arthritis has outstanding action over nerve pain.
- Phytolacca – chronic bruised state of body, bone pain, body aches, pain in joints, worse at night, from warm application. He wants cold things, rheumatism of joints with enlargement of parotid and sub-maxillary glands. Pain in the cardiac region shooting in to right arm.
- Natrum sulph – when rheumatism is due to uric acid in urine accompanied with gastric troubles.
- Benzoic acid - pains in uraemic and lithaemic constitutions. When the urine is scanty the patient suffer more whereas it is heavily laden with deposits and is copious, the pains are relieved. The urine in such a state of a hoarse. Checking of these deposits aggravates the pain. The urine contains uric acid forming the red deposits. The pain cease on catching cold and the inflammation of tongue and stomach starts. In the latter case the patient vomits everything he eats. The suppressed pains go to the stomach.
- Oxalic acid – left sided rheumatism with sharp pains through the lower lobe of the left lung which is noteworthy of this remedy. Rheumatic gout of joints, especially worse from sweats. It may have disordered stomach, salivation, tasteless eructations, burning in stomach etc. pain under point of scapula, between shoulders, extending downwards to small of back. Violent aching pain back down the thigh relieved by change of position.
- Camphor – pains are felt during a half conscious condition and disappear when thinking of them.