Arthritis (inflammatory, rheumatoid and traumatic)
(Inflammatory and traumatic diseases of the joints)
Traumeel S ampoules, 1-2 ampoules injected s.c., i.m., i.v., and/or periarticularly (this may be done daily for 1-3 weeks).
Possibly in conjunction with Traumeel S drops, 10-20 drops tid and prn, or Traumeel S tablets, 1 tablet tid and prn, Traumeel S ointment applied liberally to affected joints prn (particularly applied liberally at night, covered with a cellophane wrap to inhibit evaporation and covered with an ace bandage to hold dressing in place).
Some cases of inflammatory rheumatoid arthritis (and traumatic arthropathies) may have a degenerative component and Zeel may be useful in addition to the above protocol for Traumeel S (see Arthritis (degenerative or osteoarthritis). Zeel may be used in the same fashion as Traumeel S with the exception that intra-articular injections of Zeel P are not recommended.
Polyarthritis frequently has both degenerative and inflammatory components. The main remedies for this condition are Aconitum-Homaccord, Bryaconeel and Rhododendroneel S administered tid and prn. These remedies may be taken together as needed. Rhododendroneel S is particularly indicated for arthritic pains located in the finger and hand joints.
Rheuma-Heel (when located in the left knee and shoulders). Galium-Heel at intervals after retoxically treated tonsillitis.
Colocynthis-Homaccord (with the above) to act against pain in acute therapy (10 drops every 15 minutes for two hours for example).
Cruroheel S and Arsuraneel (serious regressive vicariation).
Other medications may be indicated according to individual symptomatology and modalities:
See also gout (arthritis degenerative), polyarthritis rheumatica, coxitis, periarthritis, scapulohumeral, etc.