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Sudeck’s disease

Treating Sudeck’s disease with homoeopathy

Sudeck’s disease is a painful bone syndrome caused by trauma stemming from a surgical procedure. It is characterized by two phases, the warm phase and the cold phase, and manifests itself through a series of painful symptoms.

The different phases of Sudeck’s disease

There are two phases of Sudeck’s disease: a warm phase and a cold phase. The initial or warm phase is characterized by the onset of spontaneous and sporadic pain of variable intensity. This pain then becomes throbbing and unbearable. As for the cold phase, it consists of muscle and tendon retraction which leads to functional disability and a reduction of pain, except during movements.


Being a syndrome, Sudeck’s disease manifests itself through osteoporosis, aphthosis and rheumatism. Thus, one can notice the appearance of oedema, excessive perspiration, disorders relating to the growth of hair or nails, skin hypersensitivity, decrease in bone tissue and a difficulty to move.

Homoeopathic treatment

Although there is no cure for Sudeck’s disease, homoeopathy can help relieve the patient’s pain. Thus, Calcarea phosphorica 5 CH is effective in treating pain. Five granules of this remedy are to be taken daily during two months. To counter the symptoms of osteoporosis, take Silicea 7 CH when waking up, Symphitum 5 CH at bedtime and a dose of Natrum Mur 9 CH on sundays. To deal with chronic rheumatism, use a 4CH to 9 CH dilution of Causticum, Rhus Tox and Sulphur. To treat muscle pain and contractions, take Cimifuga 4 CH and Dulcamara 4 CH if the pain is worsened by rain and humidity. On the other hand, the symptoms that are aggravated during beautiful and cold weather are relieved by Causticum 4 CH. If the heat exacerbates the symptoms, take Apis CH 4. Finally, use Kalium Sulfurium to deal with wandering pain.

When to consult a doctor?

In case of drastic size reduction, sensory disorders, skin problems or prolonged exposure that reflect high risks of osteoporosis, a medical consultation becomes mandatory. It is recommended to consult a doctor if, as a result of taking bisphosphonates, you experience bone pain or abdominal pain that is followed by nausea, vomiting or pain during swallowing. Redness and rashes that appear on the skin may also require further medical attention. Consulting a doctor is also the best solution if no improvement is noticed after taking the homeopathic remedy.

Treatments and pathologies linked to “Sudeck’s disease”

Associated treatments

  • Calcarea Fluorica
  • Calcarea Phosphorica
  • Silicea

Good to know: Homoeopathy and its different remedies for treating Sudeck’s disease can relieve the patient’s pain and the disorders caused by this pathology.

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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.