Infective Arthritis

A rare form of bacterial infection causing swelling, pain, and redness in a single joint, and Fever; bacteria may invade joint through a wound or from an infection nearby, or be carried to joint through bloodstream. Prompt medical attention is necessary to prevent joint becoming permanently stiff, so consult your doctor if there is no improvement in 12 hours, fluid may have to be drained off, and antibiotics will be prescribed.

Specific remedies to be taken every hour for up to 10 doses while medical help is being sought

  • Infection comes on suddenly, high fever, pain, person very apprehensive Aconite 30c
  • Joint swollen and painful, aggravated by slightest movement, sensitive to slightest touch Bryonia 30c
  • High fever and delirium, slightest jarring to joint causes unbearable pain, person has red face and staring eyes Belladonna 30c
  • Joint swollen with pus (at this late stage antibiotics are essential) and extremely sensitive to draughts or slightest pressure Hepar sulph. 30c

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Related to Muscles, Bones & Joints
  National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society
  British Chiropractic Association
  Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique
  Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  General Osteopathic Council
  Arthritic Association
  West London School of Therapeutic Massage
  Arthritis Care
  British Osteopathic Association (BOA)

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