Arthritis is a medical condition that is characterized by inflammation of one, or more, joints. This inflammation often causes swelling, pain, limited movement and stiffness. There are many types of arthritis (over 100) but often times the symptoms are similar. Some of the more common symptoms of arthritis include redness of the area surrounding the joint, stiffness (usually improves throughout the day), warmth around the affected joints, limited movement and pain in the affected joints and the surrounding area.
Although there is no cure for arthritis, there are ways to help improve the condition and treat the specific symptoms. There are many natural treatments that can be used for arthritis, and homeopathy is just one of them. Homeopathy, which is a form of alternative medicine, works especially well to help treat the specific symptoms often associated with arthritis.
Arnica and Belladonna for Arthritis
The homeopathic medicine known as arnica should be taken by those with arthritis that is accompanied with a bruising pain. This treatment works especially well for those with osteoarthritis that was caused by an injury.
The homeopathic medicine known as belladonna should be taken by those with arthritis that causes the joints to become red with a burning-like pain. Generally those that will benefit from this treatment have arthritis with swelling and pain that comes on suddenly. This treatment works especially well for those with symptoms that worsen with activity and motion.
Bryonia and Calcarea Carbonica for Arthritis
The homeopathic remedy known as bryonia should be taken by those with arthritis that causes swelling and a stitching pain. Often those that will benefit from this treatment have pain that worsens with movement.
The homeopathic remedy known as calcarea carbonica should be taken by those with arthritis that is characterized with joint pain that tends to worsen with cold and damp weather. Often those that will benefit from this treatment tend to get chilled easily.
Apis Mellifica for Arthritis
The homeopathic remedy known as apis mellifica (also known simply as apis) should be taken by those with arthritis that is characterized by stinging pain and swelling that is relieved with cold applications. This treatment works especially well for rheumatoid arthritis.
There is no cure for arthritis, but many people take medications or even prescription drugs to help with their arthritis and arthritis pain. Although homeopathy can be very effective in helping to improve arthritis and treating its symptoms, it should not be used to replace any medications or prescription drugs, but rather taken as an additional treatment.