Arthritis is a general term that describes inflammation in joints. Inflammation is characterized by redness, warmth, swelling, and pain in the joint.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a type of chronic (ongoing) arthritis that occurs in joints on both sides of the body (such as both hands, wrists, and/or knees). This symmetric multiple joint involvement helps distinguish rheumatoid arthritis from other types of arthritis.
In addition to affecting the joints, rheumatoid arthritis may occasionally affect organs outside of the joints including the skin, eyes, lungs, heart, blood, nerves, or kidneys.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease, meaning that patient’s immune system (the body’s infection-fighting system) is over-reacting against its
Symptoms are joint pain, joint swelling, stiffness- especially in the morning or after sitting for long periods, fatigue- best defined as tiredness and excessive sleepiness


BRYONIA ALBA 200-- Bryonia is an excellent remedy in cases of acute pains of rheumatoid arthritis. Bryonia may be given when the pains are worse by slightest motion or touch. The joints are acutely inflamed and there is anguish and agony on account of pain. Bryonia may also be given when the pains are associated with swelling of the joints. In acute exacerbations when there is fever, bryonia can be prescribed. There may be whitish coating on the tongue and the mouth and the throat are extremely dry. Fever may be associated with thirst

RHUS TOX 200-Rhus Tox is a another  great Homeopathic remedy for rheumatoid arthritis.   Its indication for use are – the joint pains are worse after rest and the pains get slowly better after walking or moving around. There is recurring attacks due to getting chilled when hot. Rheumatism caused by damp weather and worse in damp weather.There is restlessness and the pains are worse at first motion , better by continued motion and again worse after moving for sometime when it becomes necessary for him to repose.

PULSATILLA 30- Pulsatilla is one of the most indicated remedies in rheumatoid arthritis when the pains keep changing their locations. This homoeopathic medicine may be given in women with an unusual tendency to cry. They cannot narrate their symptoms without crying. The pains,  changing locations. For a few days pains may be in the right knee, then shift to the left knee, then in the ankles. So, to prescribe Pusatilla , one can keep in mind the tendency for the pains to keep shifting from one joint to the other. The pains are worse in the night, on rest and in warm closed rooms. However, the pains are better in open air and by warm applications.

SALICYLIC ACID 30- Salicylic acid is an effective remedy which can be given during acute attacks of rheumatoid arthritis. Salicylic acid may be prescribed when the involvement is primarily in the upper extremities. There may be profuse swelling and redness in the affected joints. Most often, the pains are associated with high to very high fever. The pains are pricking type and may be worse by exposure to cold and better by The pains are pricking type and may be worse by exposure to cold and better by warmth in general

PHYTOLACCA 30- Phytolacca is also one of the very well indicated medicines in cases of rheumatoid arthritis. Along with the joint pains, there may be a sore, bruised feeling in the whole body. Phytolacca is indicated in rheumatoid arthritis where pains are worse in the morning. There may be stiffness in the shoulders, knees and ankles. The feet are swollen and walking is restricted on account of acute pain. All of the above mentioned symptoms may be associated with an unusual weakness and fatigue. There is pain in the heels which feels better by raising the leg. Phytolacca may be indicated in cases of rheumatism of the abdominal muscles

ARNICA MONTANA 30ArnicaMontana is an effective remedy  with lameness and soreness all over the body . Arnica is indicated when there is extreme pain all over the body and every joint hurts . The whole body feels bruised and sore ; as if it had been beaten with sticks . Arnica is also a great homeopathic remedy when the pain in joints is a result of a fall or injury.

ACTEA SPICTA  3X—It is an excellent remedy for rheumatism of small joints  of the fingers and wrists. Swelling of joints from slight fatigue.

CACTUS GRANDIFLORUS 30-Cactus grandiflorus is prescribed when arthritis with dropsy and oedematous swelling of extremities. Kidneys and bowels affected. It is effective for cardiac rheumatism when heart is affected and joints are freed from pain.

RADIUM BROMIDE 30—It is a very useful remedy for chronic rheumatic arthritis. Severe pain in all the limbs and joints.Knees, ankles, shoulders, arms, hands, fingers, toes, calves, hip joints,  etc, all have , which is worse at night, in open air, on touch, from cold air and movements

CAULOPHYLLUM 30—Rheumatic pain in small joints like fingers , toes, ankles etc. Aching in the wrists.Cutting pain on closing the hands.Erratic pains, changing place every few minutes

CAUSTICUM 200- Causticum ia an effective remedy for rheumatic pain. It is indicated whenever there is severe tearing pains in limbs which is relieved by warmth ,Cold increases all pains.

CHINUM SULPH . 30- Chinum Sulph is the most indicated medicine when there is sudden onset of  Acute Articular Rheumatism – whenever there is sudden onset of sever joint pains all over the body in all articular joints. This situation is seen in sudden onset of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Chinum Sulph  usage in this situation draws no parallels .

GELSEMIUM 200--Gelsemium may be indicated in acute pains which are of burning nature and are worse by heat. There is extreme weakness with lethargy. Gelsemium may be given in cases of rheumatoid arthritis which become worse during change of seasons and in damp surroundings. The joints are swollen and there may be extreme weakness in the surrounding muscles. During an acute attack, there is marked trembling of all the limbs. Gelsemium may be given when there is a sore, bruised feeling in the back muscles as well

COLCHICUM 30-Colchicum is a great homeopathic remedy for sever pains in Rheumatoid Arthritis . There may be swelling of joints which may be red or pale. Abdomen bloated with wind. There is aversion of food which smells as soon as served. Albumin in urine which becomes black like ink, scanty urine with dropsical swelling , marked irritability from pains or odours. Pain is worse by motion, touch, or mental effort . Better by warmth , rest or sitting. Rhuematoid arthritis of smokers.

DULCAMARA 30-Arthritis pain from getting cold and wet. It occurs due to living in damp basements or where there has been great difference in temperature within 24 hours , in warm summer days when followed by cold nights. It also occurs due to suppression of perspiration.Rheumatism alternates with diarrhoea and after acute skin eruptions.

FORMICA RUFA 30-Formica rufa is an effective remedy for arthritis . Pain comes on suddenness and restlessness. Relief  is obtained after midnight and from rubbing

CHAMOMILLA 30-Chamomilla is an effective remedy for arthritis pain. Here there is violent sharp pain coming suddenly which makes the patient crazy. Violent pains drive him out of bed at night, compelled to walk about.

MERCURIUS SOL – 30-Merc sol is indicated when the arthritic pain occurs with very offensive sweats – the more he sweats the worse he feels. Great weakness. Better in bed, but as soon as he gets warm in bed the pain increases and he has to throw off his clothes to get better. The latter position also aggravates pain, then again he has to cover himself in bed and so it goes on the whole time. Worse during night.

MEDORRHINUM 1000—Medorrhinum should be tried when the well selected remedies fail. Medorrhinum is specially indicated in arthritis which arouses the patient from sleep. There is scanty , high coloured , strong smelling urine. There is tenderness to cold with tenderness of the soles.Wants to lie with legs drawn up which position affords him relief. The patient has weakness of memory and irritable temperament

RHODODENRON 30- Rhododendron is prescribed when pains wander from joint to joint with swelling of joints, worse before and during thunderstorm , cold or wet or unsettled weather. Better from warm wrapping.