Homeopathy Treatment for Arthritis (joint inflammation)

Arthritis is a disease of the joints, which can also affect tissue close to the joint. There are many different forms of arthritis, but almost all of them show the same symptoms: red, swollen and painful joints. 

Homeopathic remedies quickly relieve the symptoms of inflammation. The swelling and pain go down, and the affected joint becomes more mobile again. 

Which homeopathic remedies help?

Physical symptoms are described below. Choose a homeopathic remedy for arthritis (joint inflammation) that best suits your situation.


the pain is rather dull. It feels like the joint is dislocated.


Deep joint pain in the lower back area in the morning (spondylarthritis) that can last for several hours. Inflammatory changes in the shoulder joint with accompanying stiffness (periarthritis).

Movement related pain


in acute, severe pain even with the smallest movements. The finger joints bend and can no longer be fully stretched.

Rhus toxicodendron

the joint pain only gets worse when you start moving before it gets weaker. Joints feel stiff.

Redness and swelling


the joint is swollen and red, the pain is throbbing.

Apis mellifica

the joint is swollen and bright red, the pain is sharp.


Joints are reddened purple. The pain usually migrates from one joint to the other on one side.

Sticta pulmonaria

Chronically inflamed knee joints (bursitis) and arthritic complaints of the small joints. Red spots appear over the affected joints.

Lithium carbonicum

Knotty swelling and pain in large and small joints. Ameliorated by hot water.

Symptoms of arthritis

  • Immobilization of the joint (stiffness)
  • Pains
  • swelling
  • redness 
  • Overheating of the affected joint
  • joint deformities

Causes of nonbacterial arthritis

Nonbacterial arthritis is a rheumatic disease of the joints. This can go through

  • a weakened muscle system,
  • due to insufficient exercise
  • a metabolic disease,
  • an autoimmune disease,
  • Sports or accidental injury and
  • mechanical abrasion caused by joint wear.

Treatment of nonbacterial arthritis

Physiotherapeutic treatments are often prescribed to strengthen the muscles. Herbal pain ointments relieve pain and have an anti-inflammatory effect. Nonbacterial arthritis can be prevented by exercising a lot. Strong abdominal and back muscles protect sensitive joints.

Treatment of bacterial arthritis

Bacterial arthritis requires the joint to be mirrored and irrigated to prevent the germs from spreading further through the body and causing more damage. During the treatment, a regular examination of the blood count is necessary to determine the inflammatory parameter.

Further tips and information on treatment

In the case of acute arthritis, the affected joint should be protected and elevated. Cooling compresses have a decongestant and pain-relieving effect.

In the case of chronic inflammation of the joints, physiotherapy should be carried out to prevent stiffening of the joints.


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