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Relieving gonalgia with homoeopathy

Knee pain is called gonalgia or gonitis. Various factors may be responsible for this ailment. However, gonalgia is frequently due to an accident that resulted in injury, especially around the cruciate ligaments, or premature wear of the knee cartilage. Gonalgia can also be caused by arthritis or osteoarthritis of the knee. In some people, gonalgia can be caused by a misalignment of the patella or by deposits of phosphate salt crystals around the cartilage.

Symptoms of gonalgia

Gonalgia is characterized by a pain in the knee. Nevertheless, the manifestation and level of pain differ from one individual to another. It may be mechanical if it is worsened by walking, descending or climbing stairs, a standing posture and also kneeling.

On the other hand, the gonalgia may be inflammatory if it abruptly occurs at about 3 o’clock in the morning while the subject is fast asleep. However, the pain can vary depending on the case. Indeed, there are specific movements that can trigger the pain and its manifestation may be periodic.

Homoeopathic remedies and their recommended dosage

Rhus Toxicodendron will be administered as part of the preventive treatment of gonalgia, the appropriate dosage being 3 granules per intake, to be carried out over a 5-to-6-day period. To treat gonalgia effectively, you can also combine the action of different homoeopathic remedies depending on the symptoms. If the knee pain is caused by a fall or sudden movement sensations linked to aches, the appropriate remedy is Arnica 5 CH. Furthermore, if the patient feels a stiffness that is relieved by slow motion but worsened when not moving, Rhus Toxicodendron may also be taken in complement to the treatment already being administered.

In the event that the subject feels cramps, spasms and muscle stiffness simultaneously, it can be treated with Angustura vera 5 CH. Knee pain accompanied by difficulty in turning the foot can be treated with Nux vomica. In some people, gonalgia is relieved during rest but occurs when they move again. To remedy this, it is advised to take 3 granules of  Bryonia three to five times a day.

Time or temperature may also influence the occurrence of gonalgia. If the pain is alleviated when it rains, take Dulcamara 7 CH, Causticum 5 CH, or Natrum sulphur 7 CH. If it is relieved by a drop in temperature, it is advisable to take Ledum 5 CH. If, on the other hand, the heat improves the subject’s condition, Rhus Toxicodendron 7 CH will provide the necessary relief.

Many factors may nevertheless worsen the condition of patients suffering from knee pain. If it is aggravated by menstruation, the suitable homoeopathic remedy is Actaea racemosa 5 CH. If the snow is the triggering factor, it is advisable to take Calcarea phosphorica 5 CH.

When should you consult a doctor?

Since gonalgia has many causes, it is strongly recommended to see a doctor in a order to establish a precise and in-depth diagnosis. This medical examination will also give the doctor the possibility to see any instability or stiffness in the knee. The physician can also perform a radiological examination to detect other possible anomalies or pathologies affecting the knee other than gonalgia.

Treatments and pathologies linked to “gonalgia”

Associated treatments

•    Kalium Carbonicum

Associated pathologies

•    Arthralgia
•    Arthritis
•    Arthrosis
•    Hydarthrosis

Good to know: Thanks to the large scope of remedies it encompasses, homoeopathy can be used to cure gonalgia by acting to counter the symptoms felt by the patient. 

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Pathology and homeopathy are two fields of scientific research that go hand in hand. As a matter of fact, homeopathic research on a disease is always accompanied by a pathological study of that disease. Pathology is the scientific field that studies diseases, while homeopathy is a gentle method for treating diseases. Homeopathic treatment follows the principles of similarity (Similia similibus curentur or "likes are cured by likes") and comprehensiveness. There is no universal treatment for a given disease; it must be adapted to each patient.