HOMEOPATHY FOR OSTEOARTHRITIS
As the protective cartilage on the ends of your bones deteriorates over time, osteoarthritis, the most prevalent type of arthritis that affects millions of people worldwide, develops.
Despite the fact that osteoarthritis can harm any joint in the body, it most frequently affects the hands, knees, hips, and spine.
Staying active, eating well, and other treatments may slow the progression of the disease and help improve pain and joint function. Homoeopathic medicines can typically be used to effectively manage osteoarthritis symptoms.
CausesOsteoarthritis develops when the cartilage, a firm, slippery tissue that allows nearly friction-free joint motion, gradually deteriorates, cushioning the ends of bones in your joints.
As the cartilage deteriorates completely, you may end up with bone rubbing against bone because osteoarthritis causes the smooth surface of the cartilage to become rough.
Symptoms-Symptoms of osteoarthritis frequently appear gradually and get worse over time.
Pain.After or during movement, your joint might hurt.
Tenderness.When you gently press on your joint, you might feel some tenderness.
Stiffness.When you first get out of bed or following a period of inactivity, joint stiffness might be most apparent.
Loss of flexibility.It’s possible that you won’t be able to fully flex that joint.
Grating sensation.When using the joint, you might hear or feel something grinding.
Bone spurs.Around the affected joint, these extra pieces of bone that feel like hard lumps, may form.
You may be more susceptible to osteoarthritis if you have one or more of the following risk factors:
Older age.Age raises one’s risk of developing osteoarthritis.
Sex.Though the reason may not be known, women are more likely to develop osteoarthritis.
Obesity.Carrying extra weight increases your risk of developing osteoarthritis in a number of ways, including increased stress on weight-bearing joints like your hips and knees and the production of proteins by fat tissue, which can lead to damaging inflammation in and around your joints.
Joint injuries.Even injuries that happened years ago and appeared to heal can increase your risk of osteoarthritis. Injuries, such as those that happen while participating in sports or from an accident, can also increase your risk.
Certain occupations.An affected joint may eventually develop osteoarthritis if the tasks you perform as part of your job put that joint under repetitive stress.
Genetics.Osteoarthritis is a condition that some people are predisposed to.
Bone deformities.Osteoarthritis risk can be increased in people who are born with deficient cartilage or with joints that are malformed.
ComplicationsJoint stiffness and pain from osteoarthritis, a degenerative disease, can get bad enough to make going about your daily business challenging.
There are many effective medicines available in homoeopathy for osteoarthritis, but the choice depends on the individuality of the patient, taking mental and physical health into account. Homoeopathy is currently a rapidly expanding system that is practiced throughout the world. Its strength lies in its evident effectiveness as it takes a holistic approach towards the sick individual through promotion of inner balance at mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical levels
ANTIMONIUM CRUDUM 30Arthritis alternates with stomach symptoms, including bloating after meals, eructations tasting of ingesta, disturbed digestion, and constant belching. Antimonium crudum people have a thick white coated tongue. Arthritis of the fingers gets worse in cold weather or when washing hands in cold water, and it gets better in warm weather.
The leading symptom is that knee pain gets worse by walking or movement and gets better from taking complete rest. **BRYONIA ALB 30 –** Bryonia alb is one of the top remedies for osteoarthritis of the knee joint.
BENZOIC ACID 30-The urine is hot, dark brown, offensive, and resembling horse’s urine, which is a very important symptom to consider when choosing a remedy for finger osteoarthritis.
**CALCAREA CARB 30-**Calcarea carb is yet another efficient treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee joint, particularly in obese and overweight people. Osteoarthritis pain after exposure to cold. There is tearing pain in muscles. The pain and swelling of joints get worse when getting up from a sitting position and also by walking. Cold, clammy knees. There is cramping in the calves when stretching out the legs at night. Calcarea carb persons get cold easily.
CALCAREA FLOUR 30-Calcarea flour is the best treatment for finger joint arthritis, which manifests as swelling, indurated enlargements, nodes of stony hardness, pain, and stiffness of the affected joints.
CAUSTICUM 30—Causticum is effective for treating arthritic knee pain, which manifests as burning in the knee joint, cracking and tension in the knees, and stiffness in the hollow of the knee. The patient also experiences unsteady walking and is prone to falling because of the pain and stiffness.
COLOCYNTHIS 30Colocynthis is the best treatment for osteoarthritis of the hip joint with cramp-like hip pain, pain that radiates to the knees when lying on the affected side, stiffness of the joint, and shortening of the tendons. The pain is aggravated by movement, standing, and stooping, and is relieved by heat and pressure.
COLCHICUM AUTUMNALE 30Colchicum autumnale treats affections of the joints, fingers, toes, wrists, and ankles. The patient complains of excruciating pain, is unable to tolerate having the affected area touched or moved, and movement aggravates the condition. The patient also reports feeling extremely weak and having a burning or icy cold feeling in their stomach.
GUAIACUM OFFICINALE 30Guaiacum works best for osteoarthritis that has been present for a long time. It can help with tightened tendon, distorted limbs, immovable stiffness in the joints, growing pain in the limbs, and a sensation of heat.
LEDUM PALUSTRE 30Another successful treatment for osteoarthritis, particularly sub-acute osteoarthritis, is ledum pal. This condition is characterized by swelling in the ankles and big toe, nodes in the joints, and arthritic pains that move upward and are made worse by warmth.
RHUS TOXICODENDRON 200--Rhus tox is best for hip joint pain with tearing pain, swelling of the joints, marked stiffness and pain in the joint, which is more noticeable when getting up from a sitting position and gets better by walking or by applying heat to the affected part. The patient experiences hip pain when getting up from a sitting position, sitting down, or climbing stairs. The affected part becomes paralyzed and cannot tolerate cold, fresh air.
PULSATILLA NIG 30The pulsatilla person is mild, timid, emotional, and tearful with a special craving for rich foods. They have drawing, tensive pain with restlessness, sleeplessness, and chilliness. Pulsatilla is excellent for hip joint pain where the tearing pain shifting rapidly.
RUTA GEAVEOLENS 30—Ruta graveolens is effective for osteoarthritis of the knee joint where the patient feels the knees give way, while going up and down stairs. The pain is as if it were deep in long bones, and they must walk around. The pain gets better by applying pressure to the affected part of the knee. The thighs feel broken, and it gets worse when they are stretched.
SULPHUR 200-Sulphur is the best treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee joint and is used as a complementary therapy or as a last resort.