(Last Updated on : 03/03/2012)
Rheumatoid arthritis is chronic, inflammatory, destructive and deforming variety of arthritis that affects many joints especially the small joints of the fingers and the toes at the same time. Unlike osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis victimizes young persons, especially females.
Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Actea spicata 30
: This is for Rheumatoid arthritis affecting small joints of fingers or toes, wrists, and ankles. Even mild exertion causes an increase in the pain and swelling.
: This is suitable for rheumatism with red, swollen and hot joints, which are exceedingly painful. Joint-pains get aggravated with slightest motion, forcing the patient to keep still. Hot weather, warm room, warm foods or drinks also worsen joint-pains. The person feels better by absolute rest, firmly bandaging the joint, pressing or massaging the joint or by lying on the affected joint.
Calc phos 30
: Besides pain and stiffness, there is a sensation of numbness and crawling in the affected joints. Symptoms are worse in damp, cold weather but better in hot, and dry weather.
: This medicine is suitable for advanced rheumatoid arthritis with deformities of the fingers. Joint-problems are worse in clear, fine weather but better in damp, and wet weather.
: This is suitable for rheumatoid arthritis that moves from one joint to another. Pain is so severe that the patient can't bear even light touch. Joint-pains are worse by slightest motion at night and in cold and damp weather. But the pain is better by rest and warmth in dry heat.
: The medicine named Pulsatilla 30 is useful for Rheumatoid arthritis that moves from one joint to another. Pain that is accompanied by severe chilliness is aggravated by heat-treatment and rest but ameliorated by cold applications, pressure or massage, lying on the affected joint and gentle continued motion.
: Rheumatoid arthritis is sometimes characterized by acute inflammatory swelling of joints, wandering from one joint to another. Joint-pains are worse by rest and from changes in weather but better by motion and application of dry heat. When all the symptoms are present in one person, he or she can take the medicine named Rhododendron 30.
Rhus tox 30
: Rheumatoid arthritis characterized by stiffness, pain and a feeling of soreness in the affected joints are some of the important symptoms that affirms the use of the medicine Rhus tox 30. Pain and stiffness are worse after rest or inactivity but gradually diminish on moving the joints. Symptoms are worse in rainy weather but improve by application of dry heat.
: For sore, beaten up feeling in the affected joints that giving rise to restlessness demands the use of the medicine Ruta 30. Joint-pains are worse from rest but better by gentle movements. Warm applications and massage also help in relieving pains.