Arthritis usually develops gradually and causes painful joint movements, stiffness, contractures, and limitation of movement of the joint. Homeopathic remedies are often used by people with arthritis. This suggests that their symptoms may not be fully controlled by conventional medicine or because some people prefer treatments that are more natural and boosts the ability of the body to heal itself. Chronic pain is often not controlled adequately with conventional medicine and the use of potent drugs is associated with several side effects. The common reason for people with arthritis to seek homeopathic therapy is persistent pain and the concern about the side-effects of conventional medicines.
Homeopathic remedies can often relieve pain and stiffness in arthritis. Treatment by an experienced homeopath is the best approach for dealing with chronic arthritis.
The homeopathic remedies are generally safe but always consult a homeopath doctor before starting treatment for arthritis. Sometimes initially the right medicine can lead to temporary aggravation or flare-up of symptoms, before they actually subside. Rarely homeopathic remedies can cause allergic reactions (e.g. rash). If you are taking conventional medicines, inform your allopathic doctor or consultant before starting homeopathic remedies and inform your homeopathy physician that you are taking conventional medicines.