I suffer from painful, swollen joints which affects my mobility. What can I do?
For general diseases of the connective tissue presenting with pain, stiffness or swelling of muscles and joints, use arthritis & gout 30C which is a homeopathic remedy for acute inflammatory joint pain including arthritis, gout, sciatica and rheumatism.
One can alternate with the Pegasus injury 6C remedy, where an ‘injury’ or muscle spasm has occurred and aggravates the inflammatory condition.
Pegasus arthritis & gout 30C is indicated when joints are red, swollen and hot. Knees are stiff and painful, worsened by the least movement. When there’s weariness and heaviness in all limbs, pins and needles in the soles make walking difficult, with cracking in hip joints and there’s acute inflammation of toe joints.
Also good for burning rheumatic pain in joints, hands and arms, stiffness in ankles, night cramps in calves, feet, toes and Achilles tendon. Frozen shoulder, writers’ cramp. Specifically beneficial in relieving gouty attacks, especially of the small joints, which are hot, red swollen and painful which are worse in the evening.
This remedy is an excellent sciatic nerve remedy, where alternating numbness and intense pain occur and where rheumatic pain in ankles and legs feels as though they ‘lack oil’.
All joint pain arises from inflammatory conditions. Appropriate homeopathic remedies, in combination with an anti-inflammatory diet and exercise can do a great deal to relieve joint pain and discomfort.