At the commencement this remedy should be given in repeated doses when there are febrile symptoms present, and later on in the disease it may be given as an intercurrent. The joints are painful on moving, motion sets up and increases the pain. Tenalgia crepitans.
In acute arthritis, for the swelling or when the tongue is coated white. It may be alternated with Ferrum phos. Movement aggravates the pains. It is useful especially after Ferrum phos. Tenalgia crepitans.
Chronic arthritis, joints crack (if tongue and other symptoms correspond, acts probably by increasing the eliminations of the urate of sodium). Synovitis, gout, sore hamstrings (verified).
Acute gout (after Ferr, phos.). Chronic gout, profuse, sour-smelling swat Rheumatic arthritis, especially of finger joints. Urine dark red. Pains go suddenly to heart; sore hamstrings.
Useful as an intercurrent remedy for the pains (violent). The keynote is excruciating pains, spasmodic in character.
In rheumatic arthritis where the pains shift from one joint to another, aggravated by heat. Shifting and wandering rheumatic pains in the joints. Fungoid arthritis. Tumor albus, white swelling.
Suppuration of the joints.
Suppurative process in the joints.
In acute cases (attacks) of gout. This remedy should be alternated with Ferrutnphos. In chronic gout it alone suffices. Gout in the feet, acute and chronic Rheumatic arthritis, especially in joints of fingers, pains suddenly go to heart, urine dark-red.
Rheumatic gout worse at night and in bad weather. Hygroma patellae. Hydrops genu.
Gouty enlargements of the finger-joints.
Rheumatic pains in joints of the feet, aggravated by motions; Bryon. and Kali iod. having failed. Ferrum phos,, 10th dil., cured. - Pop. Zeitschrift, Berlin, 1886.
A shoemaker of Berlin was taken ill after catching cold. There was fever with violent pain in the right shoulder. The first visit I paid was on the third day after he had been taken ill; temperature high, pulse full and quick, thirst and loss of appetite. The right shoulder was very red and sensitive to the touch. He was not able to lie in his bed, as the pressure of the pillows was unbearable. He was lying on the sofa, supported with cushions, so that the shoulder should be free from pressure. I gave my patient Ferrum phos., as much as would cover a sixpenny piece. This was dissolved in a large glassful of water, and a teaspooufu] of the solution given every hour. Improvement was felt even after a few hours. During the night the patient was able to skip, and on the following day the fever abated; in three days he was able to move the arm pretty freely. In a few days longer he was entirely well. (Sulzer, - From Schussler).