Bone & Joint Disorder

Cervical spondylosis


It is degenerative arthritis of the spine, causing nerve root compression. Degenerative changes occur in cervical vertebrae and intervertebral discs i. e. neck spine as a result of age. Complaints get more worsen with age.

Risk factors

  • Neck injury
  • Advanced age
  • Arthritis of spine
  • Occupation
  • Causes

    Along with age wear and tear of bone develops. This also includes vertebral disc leading to bone on bone contact. This rubbing of bone can be painful. Degeneration of disc leads to spur formation which pinches the spinal cord and nerve root resulting in pain. Stiff spinal ligament makes neck less flexible and tight.

    Signs and symptoms

  • Pain and stiffness in neck
  • Tingling numbness of arm and fingers
  • Weakness of arms and hands
  • Homoeopathic medicine would help to reduce the intensity and severity of pain hence person is able to perform his daily routine. In early degenerative changes and in young age results are very good rather than old cases and severe degenerative changes. Physiotherapy and neck exercise along with homeopathic medicine gives fast relief to patient. Regular exercise is very helpful in cervical spondylosis cases.

    Commonly used Homoeopathic medicines for cervical spondylosis

    Aconitum Napellus

    This remedy is helpful when numbness is present in the back and upper arms. Numbness and tingling in hands and feet along with weakness of arm is present. Neck stiffness is present. Usually these complaints get aggravated in dry and cold weather.

    Apis Mellifica

    Apis is indicated when there is rheumatic pain in back and hands. Numbness of hand and finger tips is perceived. Swelling and stinging pain is important feature of Apis patient. Pain is aggravated by touch and pressure. Patient is tired with bruised feeling.

    Calcarea Carbonica

    Calcarea is well suited to fair and flabby person. Due to lack of nutrition person gets easily exhausted. Pain between shoulder blade and nape of neck is due to over lifting. Sharp sticking type of pain is present with weakness of affected part.

    Causticum

    Stiffness between the shoulders is present.Causticum is indicated when pain is tearing, dull type in hand, arm and nape of neck. Tearing pain in all joints is key symptom of Causticum. Heaviness and weakness of affected part is perceived by patient with numbness and loss of sensation in hand. Complaint is better by warm application.

    Hypericum Perforatum

    This is one of the best medicines for nerve injuries. There is darting and lancinating pain in shoulders which radiates to arm. Pain in finger tips is important symptom of this medicine. Tingling numbness with burning pain of affected part is perceived.

    Phosphoric acid

    This is commonly used medicine for neck pain. It suits well young people who grow rapidly. This medicine acts well when emotional weakness is followed by physical weakness. Pain in the nape of neck due to over lifting is key feature of this remedy. There is tearing type of pain in joints and bones. Cramp in hand and wrist is observed. Complaints get worse at night.

    Kalmia Latifolia

    Kalmia is indicated when pains are shifting and moving downwards. Pain from neck radiates down the arm. There is tingling and numbness in left arm. Pain is pricking type of pain. Weakness of affected part is also observed.

    Other remedies which are useful for cervical spondylosis are Bryonia, Guaiacum, Rhustox, Paris Quadrifolia etc.

    Gout


    Gout is a metabolic disease in which uric acid levels in the blood are elevated, Hence uric acid crystals deposit in joints. Symptoms like pain, swelling and redness develops due to excessive uric acid deposition at joints. It mostly affects the big toe. Gout attack appears suddenly and symptoms recur over a period of time.

    Cause

  • Kidney dysfunction
  • Over consumption of meat ,poultry and seafood
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Sign and symptoms

  • Swollen painful joints
  • Great toe ball is swollen and red
  • Crackling noise on movement of joints
  • Redness and indurated joints
  • Joints of feet are more commonly affected
  • Initially only one joint is affected
  • Uric acid levels in the blood also may be normal in the initial stage of disease Regimental corrections are also required with homoeopathic medicines for better results. homeopathic medicines helps to improve stiffness and pain.

    Best Homoeopathic medicines for gout


    Colchicum Autumnale

    Colchicum autumnale is great homoeopathic remedy for gout. It is indicated when joints are red, swollen with tearing pain. Joints are hot to touch. Colchicum autumnale is best indicated when there is a sharp, stinging pain in the big toe. The great toe is inflamed.

    Arnica Montana

    Arnica Montana is homoeopathic medicine used to cure the old painful injuries of patients. Arnica Montana is taken in consideration when patient is suffering from chronic joint pain of gout. Patient has fear of being touched or approached because of soreness on slightest touch. Patient cannot walk erect due to bruised pain in feet with swelling.

    Ammonium phosphoricum

    Ammonium phosphoricum is homoeopathic medicine mainly used chronic gout complaints. Patient has tendency of high level of blood uric acid. Nodosite in the joints of fingers with Heaviness of limbs is present. Patient has tottering gait because of painful joints.

    Ledum Palustre

    Ledumpalustre is homoeopathic medicine used in complaints of gout when swelling of joints is marked. It helps in relief of swollen joints and swollen ankles. Ledumpalustre is indicated when swelling on joints is aggravated by cold water or cold weather. Gout initiated by affecting lower limb joint first. Pain shoots through foot. Small joints are more commonly affected. Affected joint is swollen, hot and painful cracking noise in joints on movement.

    Benzoicum acidum

    It is homoeopathic medicine made up from benzoic acids most dilute form. When prescribed it cures the symptoms of excess of uric acid in blood and gout. The patient typically presents the cracking noise of joints on movement. The gout nodes on joints are very painful. Great toe is more painful.

    Petroleum

    Petroleum is homoeopathic medicine prepared from crude rock oil. This medicine is particularly used when there is cracking noise from joints mainly the knee joints with pain and swelling on joints.

    Calcarea fluorica

    Calcarea fluorica is homoeopathic medicine prepared from fluoride of lime. Calcarea fluorica is chief homoeopathic medicine used in gouty enlargements of finger joint. It is indicated when wrist joints are swollen and painful on movement.

    Lithium Carbonicum

    Lithium Carbonicum is prescribed when the whole body is sore with gouty complaints. The patient has elevated levels of uric acid in blood serum. The small joints are generally affected. Swelling and tenderness of finger and toe joints are present. The nodular swelling in joints is characteristic symptom for prescription of lithium Carbonicum.

    Urticaurens

    This homoeopathic medicine is prescribed when urticarial rash is present with gout. This wonderful homoeopathic medicine is prescribed in acute stage of gout. The ankle and wrist are more painful compared to other joints.

    Osteoarthritis


    It is an inflammatory condition of joints. Osteoarthritis is commonly observed disorder in old age people. Osteoarthritis can damage one or many joints including knee joints to interconnecting vertebral discs. The degenerative changes occur at bone ends and joints. Prolonged negligence in diet may lead to bone injuries. Occupational overuse of joints (football players and horse riders) may cause osteoarthritis later on.

    Sign and symptoms

  • Joint stiffness
  • Swollen joints
  • Pain in wrist
  • Pain in knee joints worsen by climbing stairs
  • Degenerative changes in cartilage
  • Weakness of muscles at joint
  • Reduced lubricating fluid in the joints
  • Walking disability
  • Pain aggravates while walking
  • Intensity of joint pain keep on increasing as bony degeneration of joints increases
  • Risk factors

  • Aging
  • Genetic
  • Tear of ligament
  • Major injuries to joints
  • Obesity
  • Occupational high physical activities e.g. dockyard workers, shipyard workers, construction site workers, football players
  • Along with homoeopathic medicines which offer great relief in pain management of these patients we also make sure that our patient is having healthy food which will improve the health of muscles and bones of the patient. We also motivate our patients to improve their regiment so further injuries or damage to joints could be avoided.

    Best Homoeopathic medicines for osteoarthritis


    Calcarea Carbonica

    Calcium is one of the major components of bones, its adequate intake in food is needed for good health of bones and joints. The osteoarthritic pain due to inadequate intake of calcium by food is relieved by the homoeopathic medicine Calcarea Carbonica which is prepared from the middle layer of oyster shell. This medicine gives great cure when over Curvature of spine is due to spinal bone degenerative changes. Backache, Pain in lower back, Pain in hip joint and Disability to walk properly are seen to be improved by proper doses of Calcarea carbonica. Calcium deficiency is observed in blood serum of these patients on investigations before treatment.

    Calcarea phosphorica

    Calcarea phosphorica is one of those homoeopathic medicines prepared from minerals. Weak bones, Severe aching pain in back pain aggravated by walking and Painful knee joint are seen to be in great ease by having this great homoeopathic medicine at right regular doses. These patients often presents with Pain in hip joint, Pain in joints while sitting and getting up.

    Mercurius cor

    Mercuriuscor is deep acting homoeopathic medicine used when there are degenerative changes has occurred due to disease conditions. Mercuriuscor acts best when there are Bony degenerative changes at bone ends. Mercuriuscor is prescribed when there is Sore, bruised pain in hip joints, Pain at coccyx with severe pain in joints. Patient walks with stooped shoulder due to severe pain in back and curvature of the spine. Reduced synovial fluid in hip joint is striking feature for the indication of Mercurius cor.

    Nux vomica

    Nux vomica is great homoeopathic medicine used for complaints of patients related with gastric disorders and bone issues. There is Pain in knee joints with stiffness. Pain aggravated while sitting or getting up and walking. Aching pain in spine which is aggravated by sitting for a long time. Aching, throbbing pain in lumbar region are characteristic symptoms presented by the patients of Nux vomica.

    Zincum mettalicum

    Zincummetalicum is one of the homoeopathic medicines prepared from minerals. Zincummetalicum is best indicated when there are Spinal inflammatory affections with Constant dull aching pain in lower back. Weakness in limbs, Trembling gait, Pain in the back of the knee joint, Twitching of various muscles are some of the other associated complaints which are ameliorated by proper prescription of Zincummetalicum by homoeopathic physician.

    Calcarea fluorica

    Calcarea fluorica is homoeopathic medicine prepared of fluoride of lime. This remedy is indicated when there are bony degenerations at the ends of the bones due to malnutrition of bones. Patient is having history of tuberculosis or syphilis. When old backache and Body ache aggravated in change of weather Calcarea fluorica is best indicated. This remedy used after surgery of fractures. It is Great healing remedy for bones.

    Symphytum officinale

    Symphytum officinale is homoeopathic medicine used when there is severe Pain at the sight of fractures. This medicine is used in complaints of osteoarthritis for strengthening of bones and improving their density.

    Ruta

    Ruta is wonderful homoeopathic medicines act on ends and cartilage of bones. In these patients all parts of body are painful they feel difficulties to get up from bed. Intense pain with bruised feeling, Muscle pains are common complaints of osteoarthritis. Ruta gives great relief in all these symptoms of osteoarthritis.

    Silicea

    Malnutrition leads to less calcium in blood. Bony weakness causes further degenerative changes at the ends of bones. Slightest injury is the main cause for osteoarthritis where Silicea is indicated. Weak spine, Curvature of the spine due to weak bones at old age and Loss of height eventually with advanced age are common complaints where Silica is indicated.

    Osteoporosis


    It is a condition in which bone density reduces. Bones become weak with increased risk of fractures. Bones become so fragile that the slightest injury causes fractures and inflammation. Osteoporosis is a condition in which overall health and strength of bones is hampered. The bones become more porous and their capacity to provide structural frame to body reduces. Osteoporosis is commonly observed disease condition in old age people and bed ridden patients who are incapable of physical movements such as paralyzed persons or comatose persons.

    Signs and symptoms

  • Reduced bone strength
  • Backache
  • Loss of height after certain time
  • Recurrent fractures leaving physical stress on muscles and ligaments leaving them sore and painful
  • Stooped shoulder
  • Severe pain
  • Risk factors

  • Aging
  • Menopause
  • Low calcium intake from food
  • History of fractures
  • Alcohol habit
  • Overweight
  • Low to no physical activity
  • Estrogen imbalance
  • Homoeopathic medicines give relief in pain at the sight of fractures or injured bones. The carefully chosen homoeopathic medicines help in improving bone health and avoid further degeneration of bones. Along with homoeopathic medicines we guide our patients about bone strengthening diet and daily routine which will help them to make their bones healthy.

    Best Homoeopathic medicines for osteoporosis


    Calcarea Carbonica

    Calcium is one of the major components of bones its adequate intake in food is needed for good health of bones and joints. The weakened bones due to inadequate intake of calcium by food are improved by the homoeopathic medicine Calcarea Carbonica which is prepared from the middle layer of oyster shell. This medicine gives great cure when over Curvature of spine is due to spinal bone degenerative changes. Backache, Pain in lower back, Pain in hip joint and Disability to walk properly are seen to be improved by proper doses of Calcarea carbonica. Calcium deficiency is observed in blood serum of these patients on investigations before treatment.

    Calcarea phosphorica

    Calcarea phosphorica is one of those homoeopathic medicines prepared from minerals. Weak bones, Severe aching pain in back pain aggravated by walking and Painful knee joint are seen to be in great ease by having this great homoeopathic medicine at right and regular doses. These patients often presents with Pain in hip joint, Pain in joints while sitting and getting up. The bones health has been observed to be dramatically improving after properly indicated Calcarea phosphorica by homoeopathic physician.

    Mercurius cor

    Mercuriuscor is deep acting homoeopathic medicine used when there are degenerative changes has occurred due to hormonal imbalance. Mercuriuscor acts best when there are Bony degenerative changes at bone ends. Mercuriuscor is prescribed in common complaints of osteoporosis such as Sore, bruised pain in hip joints, Pain at coccyx with severe pain in joints. Patient walks with stooped shoulder due to severe pain in back and curvature of the spine. Reduced synovial fluid in hip joint is striking feature for the indication of Mercurius cor.

    Zincum mettalicum

    Zincummetalicum is one of the homoeopathic medicines prepared from minerals. Zincummetalicum is best indicated when there are more complaints related to density and bones of the Spine with Constant dull aching pain in lower back. Weakness in limbs, Trembling gait, Pain in the back of the knee joint, Twitching of various muscles are some of the other associated complaints of osteoporosis which are ameliorated by proper prescription of Zincummetalicum by homoeopathic physician.

    Calcarea fluorica

    Calcarea fluorica is homoeopathic medicine prepared of fluoride of lime. This remedy is indicated when there are bony degenerations and reduced density of bones due to malnutrition. Patient is having history of tuberculosis or syphilis. When old backache and Body ache aggravated in change of weather Calcarea fluorica is best indicated. This remedy used after surgery of fractures to reduce post-operative pain and to improve bone health. It is Great healing remedy for bones.

    Symphytum officinale

    Symphytumofficinale is homoeopathic medicine used when there is severe Pain at the sight of fractures. This medicine is used in complaints of osteoporosis for strengthening of bones and improving their density.

    Ruta

    Ruta is wonderful homoeopathic medicines act on ends and cartilage of bones. In these patients all parts of body are painful they feel difficulties to get up from bed. Intense pain with bruised feeling, Muscle pains are common complaints of osteoporosis where Ruta gives great relief.

    Silicea

    Malnutrition leads to less calcium in blood. Bony weakness causes further degenerative changes in bones. Slightest injury is the main cause where Silicea is indicated. Weak spine, Curvature of the spine due to weak bones at old age and Loss of height eventually with advanced age are common complaints where Silica is indicated.

    Phosphoric acid

    This is commonly used medicine for pain due to weakened bones. It suits well young people who grow rapidly. This medicine acts well when emotional weakness is followed by physical weakness. Pain in the nape of neck due to over lifting is key feature of this remedy. Phosphoric acid is best indicated when there is tearing type of pain in joints and bones of these patients and their Complaints get worse at night.

    Rhus tox

    Rhus tox is most commonly use homoeopathic medicine for joint pain and bone related issues. Rhustoxicum provides symptomatic relief in backache and joint pain. Rhus tox is prescribed to patient when his joint complaints aggravated in winter. The Rhu stox works best in pain management of osteoporosis.

    Rheumatoid arthritis


    Rheumatoid arthritis is commonly found in old age patients. The numbers of female patients are more in comparison to male patients. The common reason is hormonal changes in females. After menopause females are more prone to calcium deficiencies and it results in the bone related issues such as rheumatoid arthritis. In this condition the body's immune system attacks its own tissue.

    Change in gait due to severe joint pain and limitation in mobility are some life changing complaints.

    Signs and Symptoms

  • Patient has severe joint pain. The knee joint pain is a common complaint by patient. Hip joint pain is also commonly observed. Ankle joints and wrist joints are also painful in most patients. Patient complaints of red, swollen joints, especially knee joint and metacarpal joints. Skin over joints is hot to touch.
  • In severe cases inflammatory changes in any or all heart structures could happen.
  • Subcutaneous nodules are also present in some of patients.
  • Rheumatic fever is associated complaint with joint pain.
  • Inflammatory lung diseases could happen in severe cases.
  • Inflammation of internal lining of joints with damaged cartilage and bone erosions of joints are structural changes keep on happening over period of time in patient.
  • Enlarged lymph nodes are present due to constant immune reaction of the body.
  • Firm nodules on skin are observed.
  • Inflammatory disorders of blood vessels in patients are observed as disease advances in patient.
  • The severe inflammation on joints and in advanced cases the inflammation of blood vessels and heart structures are also involved in rheumatoid arthritis. Homoeopathic medicines offer great relief in pain management and controlling the inflammation of joints and other structures.

    Top ten homoeopathic medicines used to treat rheumatoid arthritis


    Rhus tox

    Rhus tox is most commonly use homoeopathic medicine for joint pain and bone related issues. Rhustoxicum provides symptomatic relief in backache and stiffness of joints. Rhustoxicum is prescribed to patient when his joint complaints aggravated in winter. The swelling of major joints such as knee joint has observed to be markedly reduced after proper prescription of Rhustoxicum.

    Silicea

    The Silicea is homoeopathic medicine prepared from sand grains. The patient to whom Silicea is prescribed has the tendency of weak bone and joint affections. The proper prescribed doses of Silicea gives amelioration in most major complaint of rheumatic arthritis such as joint pain, joint swelling. Silicea heals the weaken bone. The gait of the patient improves by relief in stiffness of joints. Nodules on skin are removed by Silicea when prescribed on the basis of individualism of patient by homoeopathic physician.

    Arnica Montana

    Arnica Montana is homoeopathic medicine used to cure the old painful injuries of patients. Arnica Montana is taken in consideration when patient is suffering with rheumatic fever with all three stages of fever such as heat, chill and sweat. Patient has aggravation of pain in joints in cold and motion. Pain in the back and limbs is ameliorated by Arnica Montana. Swelling of soft palate, Sore bruised feeling all over body is relieved by Silicea when used after proper case taking.

    Belladonna

    Belladonna is one of the vastly used homoeopathic medicines in the inflammatory complaints of body. When joints are red and swollen with intense burning and throbbing pain belladonna is the best remedy for relief. Belladonna is prescribed when the skin of the affected joint is red, shiny and hot to touch.

    Bryonia Alba

    Bryonia Alba is homoeopathic medicine prepared from plant. This homoeopathic medicine is prescribed when there is great dryness internally as well as externally. Bryonia Alba is indicated when there is stitching, tearing type of joint pain with swelling. Joints are red hot swollen. Slightest motion aggravates joint pain.

    Ledum palustre

    Ledum palustre is homoeopathic medicine used when swelling of joints is marked. Ledumpalustre helps in relief of swollen joints and swollen ankles. Ledum palustre is indicated when swelling on joints is aggravated by cold water or cold weather. Stiffness of joints is relieved by proper doses of ledumpalustre when given after proper case taking.

    Natrum Phosphoricum

    Natrum phosphoricum is one of those twelve homoeopathic medicines prepared from minerals. This homoeopathic medicine is prepared from phosphate of sodium. Natrumphosphoricum works efficiently on affections of joints. Natrumphosphoricum is prescribed in Rheumatic arthritis in which knee joints are majorly affected.

    Calcarea phosphorica

    Calcarea phosphorica is homoeopathic medicine prepared from phosphate of lime. Calcarea phosphorica is indicated when there is anemia with bone diseases. Stiff and painful joints with numb feeling are relieved by this amazing homoeopathic medicine. Rheumatic severe pain of back is relieved by proper doses of Calcarea phosphorica.

    Abies nigra

    Abies Nigra is powerful homoeopathic medicine it is indicated in rheumatic pain of back. Abiesnigra is given when there is rheumatic fever along with bone aching pain of joints.

    Carbolicum acidum

    Carbolicum acidum is homoeopathic medicine prepared from carbolic acid in most diluted form.Carbolicum acidum is prescribed when there is gnawing pain in major weight bearing joints such as knee joint and ankle joint.