If you have ever suffered with arthritis you will know how debilitating it can be. It can make doing routine everyday tasks painful and difficult, and can affect people of all ages, including children. As we approach Winter, with colder weather ahead, symptoms can get worse, so now is the time to seek help.
Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in a joint. There are more than 10 million people in the UK suffering with conditions that affect the joints, including arthritis. The most commonly affected joints are the hands, spine, knees and hips. Sufferers report a wide range of symptoms - joint pain, tenderness and stiffness, inflammation in and around the joints, restricted movement of the joints, warm red skin over the affected joint, and weakness and muscle wasting are the most common symptoms.
Conventional treatments aim to slow the condition's progress and minimise joint inflammation to try and prevent joint damage. However, if you are not happy with the treatment you have received, or want to try a natural alternative, then homeopathy is worth exploring.
Homeopathy is a natural, safe and gentle system of medicine that has been around for over 200 years. It’s an individualised medicine which seeks to identify the root cause of your condition. Remedies are selected according to each individual’s unique symptoms. Rhux tox, for example, can be used where the joints are hot, stiff and painful, but this is just one of a range of homeopathic medicines which are commonly used for arthritic and rheumatoid pain.
If you want advice, search for a registered homeopath on the Find a Homeopath website, or visit one of the homeopathic pharmacies. Arthritic pain isn’t something that you have to put up with. There is help available.