Arthritis is derived from the greek word arthro which means joint and itis which is inflammation. It is a condition that involves pain in the joints. Arthritis is now classified into more than 100 different forms. The most common one being Osteoarthritis.
Pain in the joint is the most common complaint. It is localised and is due to the inflammation around the joint.
The most common types of Arthritis, and where join pain is the primary feature are
Sometimes the arthritis could be secondary to conditions such as
4. Lyme disease
Irrespective of the type of arthritis you have, Pain can vary in severity is a common symptom.
The other symptoms are
1. The inability to use the hand or to walk.
2. Stiffness that could be worse in the mornings or evenings. Stiffness that gets worse when you move or better when you move.
3. Weight loss.
The secondary changes that could occur are because of the inability to walk or use you hand, the stiffness, your muscles become weak. You lose flexibility and become less fit. All this affects the quality of life.
The most common type of Arthritis is Osteoarthritis. It involves the wear and tear of the cartilages around your joints, also called degenrative arthritis. The wear and tear occur over many years causing pain and the restriction of movement when two bones grind. This pain can get worse if there is a joint injury or an infection.
While allopaths offers remedies by way of analgesics, non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs and when the condition becomes worse, steroids, which wreck havoc on the body. The side effects of some of the drugs could be worse than the condition that you took the remedy for.
Homeopathy for Arthrits is a gentle way to help the body repair and help overcome the inflammation. Homeopathy has specific remedies fo conditions as complex as Arthritis. Remedies that are given based on the conditions, aggravation/ amelioration and by the effect of temperature.
Some of the remedies that work for Arthritis are
Acidum flouricum, Apis mel.
Arbutus andrachne – This is great for conditions where arthritis is secondary to Eczema.
Bryonia, Rhus toxicodendron, Radium bromatum, Caullophylum thalictroides.