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Homeopathic medicine for Arthritis, Joint pains

Are you looking for a homeopathic cure for arthritis? This article discusses the homeopathy treatment of arthritis along with the best homeopathic medicine for arthritis treatment.

What is arthritis?

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The word “arthritis” literally means joint inflammation (“arthr-” means joint; “-itis” means inflammation). It refers to more than 100 different diseases. These diseases usually affect the area in or around joints, such as muscles and tendons. Some of these diseases can also affect other parts of the body, including the skin and internal organs. It usually causes stiffness, pain and fatigue. The most common diseases among arthritis are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout and increasingly, fibromyalgia.

Many types of arthritis show signs of joint inflammation: swelling, stiffness, tenderness, redness or warmth. These joint symptoms may be accompanied by weight loss, fever or weakness.

When these symptoms last for more than two weeks, inflammatory arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis may be the cause. Joint inflammation may also be caused by infection, which can lead to septic arthritis. Degenerative joint disease (osteoarthritis) is the most common type of arthritis; joint inflammation is not a prominent feature of this condition.

Arthritis is a general term for numerous conditions that affect bone joints. The disease can be genetic, something that you inherit from your parents. In other cases, it may be caused by infection, obesity, bone damage, or another disease.

More than 46 million people in the United States – and about 300 million people worldwide – suffer from pain and swelling in joints. Many people think it is a disease that older people get as their joints wear down.

It is true that the most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis, mostly affects people aged sixty and older. But people of any age can develop it and even children are not immune from developing joint pains and swellings due to many causes. Together these forms are called juvenile arthritis. Some young People develop osteoarthritis, but the most common form of juvenile arthritis is JRA.

There are two main types of arthritis – osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. They are quite different from each other. Osteoarthritis is a condition that occurs when cartilage that covers the ends of bones in the joints breaks down and wears away. Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease caused by problems with the body’s immune system, when the body forms antibodies that start destroying the joint capsules.

Types of arthritis

Osteoarthritis

Type of arthritis in which cartilage loses its elasticity, and becomes stiff. Due to stiffness, damage can occur easily and along with this ligaments and tendons become stretched and it causes painful condition.

Rheumatoid arthritis

It is a chronic inflammatory disease which involves multiple joints in a symmetrical pattern, leads to permanent destruction or deformity of the joints. Presence of rheumatoid factor confirms the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis.

Infectious arthritis

It is caused due to an infection in the synovial fluid or tissues of a joint often caused by bacteria, but sometimes viruses and fungi.

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is the most common rheumatic disease in children, the etiology of JRA is unknown.

Causes of arthritis

Some specific disease conditions causes complaints of arthritis in children

• Rheumatic fever
• Sarcoidosis
• Sickle cell disease
• Leukemia
• Turner syndrome
• Vasculitis
• Kawasaki disease
• Reactive arthritis
• Behcet disease
• Infective endocarditis
• Systemic Lupus Arthritis (SLE)
• Reiter’s syndrome
• Psoriatic arthritis

Classification of Arthritis

There are several conditions which are primarily associated with joints pathology and present themselves in the form of arthritis as a chief symptom. These are as follows-

There are other systemic disease which affects the joints also. Majority of these kind of diseases are belong to autoimmune disease in which body’s  immune system starts killing body’s own cells by wrongly identifying them as antigen.  It includes-

Diagnosis of arthritis

Symptoms of arthritis

Mainly stiffness, redness, swelling, limitation of movements; may also associated with fever, weight loss, carditis in specific medical conditions of arthritis.

• Joints pain
• Inflamed joints
• Redness and heat in joints
• Stiff joints
• Crackling sound
• Restricted movements
• Joints deformity
• Patients often experiences fatigue, weakness, anorexia in cases of rheumatoid arthritis
• High temperature with or without chill may be a feature of septic arthritis

Treatment of arthritis

Drug treatment – includes Anti-Inflammatory agents, ranging from mild and familiar oral medication NSAID, such as ibuprofen, to powerful new medications, such as etanercept and infliximab.

Immunosuppressive medicines (drugs that inhibit the immune system) like methotrexate may be prescribed in rheumatoid arthritis, especially when the activity of disease is moderate or severe.

Antibiotics are used in infective arthritis.

Uric acid- lowering agents are employed to treat gout.

Corticosteroids – are injected in to the involved joints where only one or two joints are inflamed. Oral steroids are given for systemic arthritis.

Surgical treatment – surgical treatments, carried out by orthopedic surgeons, are indicated to repair or reconstruct some damaged joints that are painful or causing disability because they are no longer mechanically functional. Progress in joint replacement technology applicable to large weight-bearing joints-hips and knees has been dramatic over the past three decades. In some cases, shoulder or elbow replacement can give good results as well.

Physical and occupational therapy – physical and occupational therapy have an important place in the treatment of arthritis.

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Homeopathic treatment of arthritis

homeopathy medicines for arthritisHomeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of homeopathic medicine for arthritis is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach.

This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering.

The aim of homeopathic medicine for arthritis is not only to treat arthritis but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several well-proved medicines are available for homeopathic treatment of  joint pains that can be selected on the basis of cause, location, sensation, modalities and extension of the complaints.

For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. Some important homeopathic medicine for arthritis are given below:

Along with medication, rest in acute stage, exercise in chronic stage, weight management and nutrition are of much importance in the management of arthritis.

The above information about homeopathy treatment of arthritis is only for information purpose. Please consult a professional homeopath before taking any homeopathic medicine for arthritis. 

Arthritis Cases Cured with Homeopathic Medicine

Arthritis- The Homeopathic Approach – by Suriyakhatun Osman

A Case of Arthritis – by Natalie Russell

It is a Big Task to Turn on the Side – A Case of Hip Joint Arthritis – by Pratik Desai

A Case of Painful Knee – by Santanu Maity

My Experience in a Case of Lumbar Spondylosis with Homoeopathy: Evidence Based Case Study – by Seema Rai

Individualised Homeopathic Therapy in ANCA Negative Rapidly Progressive Necrotising Crescentic Glomerulonephritis with Severe Renal Insufficiency – A Case Report – by Seema Mahesh, Atul Jaggi, George Vithoulkas

A Case of Anxiety, Insomnia and Stomach Problems – by Vatsala Sperling

The Sensation Approach, an Evolution of Classical Homoeopathy – by Ikhlaq Rahim