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Ferrum Metallicum - Extremities, Limbs symptoms

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HPUS label indication: Weakness

Below are the strongest indications of Ferrum Metallicum in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.


BETTER, walking slowly about. Better after rising. WORSE, while sweating; while sitting still. After cold washing and overheating. Midnight worse.
Relationships
Antidotes: Ars.; Hep.
Complementary: CHIN.; Alum.; HAMbetter
Compare: Rumex (similar in respiratory and digestive sphere and contains organic Ferrum Metallicum.)
Ferrum Aceticum (alkaline urine in acute diseases. Pain in right deltoid. Epistaxis; especially adapted to thin, pale, weak children who grow rapidly and are easily exhausted; Varices of the feet; copious expectoration of greenish pus; asthma; worse, sitting still and lying; phthisis, constant cough, vomiting of food after eating, hemoptysis).
Ferrum Metallicum Arsenicum (enlarged liver and spleen, with fever; undigested stool; albuminuria.) Simple and pernicious anaemia and chlorosis. Skin dry. Eczema, psoriasis, impetigo. Use 3x trituration.)
Ferrum Bromatum (sticky, excoriating leucorrhoea; uterus heavy and prolapsed, scalp feels numb).
Ferrum Cyanatum (neuroses with irritable weakness and hypersensitiveness, especially of a periodical character; Epilepsy; cardialgia, with nausea, flatulence, constipation, alternating with diarrhoea; chorea).
Ferrum Magneticum (small warts on hands).
Ferrum Muriaticum ( Arrested menstruation; tendency to seminal emissions or copious urination at puberty; very dark, watery stools; diphtheria; phlegmonous erysipelas; pyelitis; hemoptysis of dark, clotty blood; dyspareunia; pain in Right shoulder, right elbow, and marked tendency to cramps and round red spots on cheeks; bright crystals in urine. Anaemia, 3x after meals. Tincture 1-5 drops 3 times daily for chronic interstitial nephritis.)
Ferrum Sulphuricum ( Watery and painless stools; menorrhagia, pressing, throbbing between periods with rush of blood to head. Basedow’s disease. Erethism ( Pain in gall-bladder; toothache; acidity; eructation of food in mouthfuls); Ferrum Metallicum Pernitricum (cough, with florid complexion); Ferrum Tartaricum (cardialgia; heat at cardiac orifice of stomach).
Ferrum Metallicum Protoxalatum (Anaemia). Use 1x trit. Compare also: Graph.; Mangan.; Cupr.

EXTREMITIES, LIMBS

Dropsy after loss of vital fluids
Coldness

Coldness; lower limbs; foot
Coldness; lower limbs; foot; during chill
Coldness; lower limbs; foot; during headache
Coldness; lower limbs; foot; during headache; after period
Coldness; lower limbs; foot; evening; in bed
Coldness; lower limbs; foot; in bed
Coldness; lower limbs; foot; late morning; 8 a.m.
Coldness; lower limbs; foot; morning; 7-30 a.m.
Coldness; lower limbs; foot; night
Coldness; lower limbs; foot; night; in bed
Coldness; lower limbs; foot; with heat elsewhere; with hot head
Coldness; lower limbs; leg
Coldness; lower limbs; toes
Coldness; lower limbs; toes; icy
Coldness; upper limbs; during cough
Coldness; upper limbs; hands
Coldness; upper limbs; hands; during period
Coldness; upper limbs; hands; morning; 7-30 a.m.
Coldness; upper limbs; hands; morning; 8 a.m.
Coldness; upper limbs; hands; one hand
Coldness; upper limbs; hands; right
Coldness; upper limbs; hands; right; numbness of left

Constriction; joints
Constriction; sensation as if bandaged; as if foot bandaged with iron

Contraction of muscles and tendons
Contraction of muscles and tendons; fingers
Contraction of muscles and tendons; hollow of knee
Contraction of muscles and tendons; leg
Contraction of muscles and tendons; leg; calf; cramp-like
Contraction of muscles and tendons; leg; evening; while walking
Contraction of muscles and tendons; toes
Contraction of muscles and tendons; upper limbs

Cracking noise in joints
Cracking noise in joints; shoulder

Cramps
Cramps; calf
Cramps; calf; in bed
Cramps; calf; morning; on rising
Cramps; calf; night
Cramps; calf; on movement
Cramps; calf; when rising; from bed
Cramps; calf; when standing up
Cramps; fingers
Cramps; foot
Cramps; foot; evening; on pulling up limbs
Cramps; foot; sole
Cramps; foot; sole; morning, 3 a.m.
Cramps; leg
Cramps; lower limbs
Cramps; thigh
Cramps; toes

Heat; foot; sole
Heat; foot; sole; during fever
Heat; hand
Heat; hand; evening
Heat; hand; evening
Heat; hand; palm

Heaviness; foot
Heaviness; leg
Heaviness; shoulder
Heaviness; tired limbs
Heaviness; upper limbs

Inflammation; hand

Letting limbs hang down
Letting limbs hang down; arms

Movements and positions; convulsion; fingers (see clenching)
Movements and positions; difficulty raising; upper limbs; impossible to raise
Movements and positions; irresistible desire to bend arm
Movements and positions; lameness; upper limbs
Movements and positions; lameness; upper limbs; right
Movements and positions; raised; shoulder
Movements and positions; raised; upper arm
Movements and positions; trembling; during chill
Movements and positions; trembling; hand
Movements and positions; trembling; hand; evening
Movements and positions; trembling; hand; while writing
Movements and positions; trembling; leg

Numbness (see tingling); fingers
Numbness (see tingling); fingers; during chill
Numbness (see tingling); fingers; morning
Numbness (see tingling); foot
Numbness (see tingling); foot; night
Numbness (see tingling); foot; with chill
Numbness (see tingling); hand
Numbness (see tingling); hand; during chill
Numbness (see tingling); hand; left
Numbness (see tingling); hand; left; right hand cold
Numbness (see tingling); hand; morning; on waking
Numbness (see tingling); hand; movement
Numbness (see tingling); leg
Numbness (see tingling); thigh

Pain
Pain; aching
Pain; aching; bones; during chill
Pain; aching; foot; heel
Pain; aching; foot; heel; extending to thigh
Pain; ankle
Pain; ankle; extending to other parts; upward
Pain; as if sprained; joint
Pain; as if sprained; wrist
Pain; boring; shoulder
Pain; boring; shoulder; extending to elbows
Pain; boring; shoulder; extending to finger ends
Pain; boring; shoulder; heat
Pain; boring; shoulder; movement
Pain; boring; shoulder; under weight of bed clothes
Pain; during chill
Pain; during fever
Pain; elbow
Pain; elbow; rheumatic
Pain; fingers; joints; first finger; rheumatic
Pain; fingers; joints; rheumatic
Pain; foot
Pain; foot; back of foot
Pain; foot; back of foot; evening
Pain; foot; back of foot; rheumatic
Pain; foot; heel
Pain; foot; while walking
Pain; forearm; comes on suddenly
Pain; forearm; warm application
Pain; gnawing, biting; upper arm
Pain; gnawing, biting; upper arm; left
Pain; gnawing, biting; upper arm; movement
Pain; hand
Pain; hand; back of hand
Pain; hip
Pain; hip; evening
Pain; hip; movement
Pain; hip; night
Pain; hip; night; before midnight
Pain; hip; on movement; on beginning to move
Pain; hip; rheumatic; mainly left, also right shoulder
Pain; hip; walking
Pain; in bones
Pain; joints
Pain; joints; after walking
Pain; joints; during chill
Pain; joints; gouty
Pain; joints; movement
Pain; joints; rheumatic
Pain; knee
Pain; knee; bending limb
Pain; knee; extending limb
Pain; knee; when extending limb
Pain; lower leg; walking
Pain; lower limbs
Pain; lower limbs; beginning to move
Pain; lower limbs; during chill
Pain; lower limbs; extending to other parts; downward
Pain; lower limbs; movement
Pain; lower limbs; neuralgic (pain along nerve)
Pain; lower limbs; night
Pain; lower limbs; night; before midnight
Pain; lower limbs; sciatica (pain radiating from back along back of thigh)
Pain; lower limbs; sciatica (pain radiating from back along back of thigh); evening
Pain; lower limbs; sciatica (pain radiating from back along back of thigh); lying down
Pain; lower limbs; sciatica (pain radiating from back along back of thigh); movement
Pain; lower limbs; sciatica (pain radiating from back along back of thigh); night
Pain; lower limbs; sciatica (pain radiating from back along back of thigh); night; before midnight
Pain; lower limbs; sciatica (pain radiating from back along back of thigh); night; midnight
Pain; lower limbs; sciatica (pain radiating from back along back of thigh); rising from seat
Pain; lower limbs; sciatica (pain radiating from back along back of thigh); sitting
Pain; lower limbs; sciatica (pain radiating from back along back of thigh); slow movement
Pain; lower limbs; sciatica (pain radiating from back along back of thigh); standing
Pain; lower limbs; sciatica (pain radiating from back along back of thigh); touch
Pain; lower limbs; sciatica (pain radiating from back along back of thigh); walking
Pain; lower limbs; walking
Pain; lower limbs; warmth of bed
Pain; movement
Pain; night
Pain; night; drives out of bed
Pain; on beginning to move
Pain; pinching; shoulder; right deltoid (top muscle of arm)
Pain; pulling
Pain; pulling; during chill
Pain; pulling; foot
Pain; pulling; foot; back of foot
Pain; pulling; forearm; warmth applied
Pain; pulling; leg
Pain; pulling; lower limbs
Pain; pulling; lower limbs; movement
Pain; pulling; movement
Pain; pulling; thigh
Pain; pulling; thigh; during chill
Pain; pulling; thigh; movement
Pain; pulling; upper limbs
Pain; rheumatic
Pain; rheumatic; driven out of bed by pains
Pain; shooting (see stitching, sudden, sharp); foot
Pain; shooting (see stitching, sudden, sharp); hand; back of hand
Pain; shooting (see stitching, sudden, sharp); hip
Pain; shooting (see stitching, sudden, sharp); hip; evening
Pain; shooting (see stitching, sudden, sharp); hip; extending into joints
Pain; shooting (see stitching, sudden, sharp); hip; extending into joints; evening, in bed
Pain; shooting (see stitching, sudden, sharp); hip; walking
Pain; shooting (see stitching, sudden, sharp); leg
Pain; shooting (see stitching, sudden, sharp); leg; evening, in bed
Pain; shooting (see stitching, sudden, sharp); shoulder
Pain; shooting (see stitching, sudden, sharp); shoulder; downward
Pain; shooting (see stitching, sudden, sharp); shoulder; joint
Pain; shooting (see stitching, sudden, sharp); shoulder; joint; extending to arm
Pain; shooting (see stitching, sudden, sharp); upper arm
Pain; shooting (see stitching, sudden, sharp); upper limbs
Pain; shooting (see stitching, sudden, sharp); upper limbs; extending downward
Pain; shooting (see stitching, sudden, sharp); wrist
Pain; shoulder
Pain; shoulder; during cough
Pain; shoulder; extending to other parts; elbow
Pain; shoulder; extending to other parts; fingers
Pain; shoulder; external warmth
Pain; shoulder; left; during cough
Pain; shoulder; lifting
Pain; shoulder; movement
Pain; shoulder; on movement
Pain; shoulder; on movement; of arm
Pain; shoulder; paralytic
Pain; shoulder; putting the arm behind
Pain; shoulder; raising the arm
Pain; shoulder; rheumatic
Pain; shoulder; walking slow
Pain; sore, bruised
Pain; sore, bruised; foot
Pain; sore, bruised; hand
Pain; sore, bruised; hip
Pain; sore, bruised; joints
Pain; sore, bruised; leg
Pain; sore, bruised; leg; after rising
Pain; sore, bruised; leg; calf
Pain; sore, bruised; leg; morning; in bed
Pain; sore, bruised; leg; while walking
Pain; sore, bruised; shoulder
Pain; sore, bruised; shoulder; placing arm behind back impossible
Pain; sore, bruised; upper limbs
Pain; sore, bruised; upper limbs; heat
Pain; sore, bruised; upper limbs; on movement
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; hand
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; hand; back of hand
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; hip
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; hip; extending to other parts; downward
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; hip; extending to other parts; shin bone
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; hip; walking
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; leg
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; leg; during chill
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; leg; evening
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; leg; evening; in bed
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; lower limbs
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; lower limbs; during chill
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; movement
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; night
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; shoulder
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; shoulder; extending downward
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; thigh
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; thigh; above the knee
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; thigh; night; in bed
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; thigh; on beginning to walk
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; thigh; walking
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; upper arm
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; upper limbs
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; upper limbs; extending downward
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; upper limbs; joints
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; wandering
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; wrist
Pain; tearing
Pain; tearing; during chill
Pain; tearing; during fever
Pain; tearing; evening
Pain; tearing; evening; in bed
Pain; tearing; hip
Pain; tearing; hip; evening; after going to bed
Pain; tearing; hip; lying down
Pain; tearing; hip; movement
Pain; tearing; hip; walking
Pain; tearing; leg
Pain; tearing; leg; during chill
Pain; tearing; leg; movement
Pain; tearing; leg; night
Pain; tearing; leg; shin bone
Pain; tearing; leg; while walking
Pain; tearing; lower limbs
Pain; tearing; lower limbs; evening; in bed
Pain; tearing; lower limbs; while walking
Pain; tearing; movement
Pain; tearing; night
Pain; tearing; night; forcing out of bed
Pain; tearing; shoulder
Pain; tearing; shoulder; cannot raise arm
Pain; tearing; shoulder; extending to other parts; arms
Pain; tearing; shoulder; left
Pain; tearing; shoulder; movement
Pain; tearing; shoulder; paralytic
Pain; tearing; shoulder; rheumatic
Pain; tearing; shoulder; slow movement
Pain; tearing; shoulder; walking slowly
Pain; tearing; shoulder; warmth of bed
Pain; tearing; slow movement
Pain; tearing; thigh
Pain; tearing; upper arm
Pain; tearing; upper arm; extending to other parts; down arm
Pain; tearing; upper arm; movement
Pain; tearing; upper arm; when raising arm
Pain; tearing; upper limbs
Pain; tearing; upper limbs; night
Pain; tearing; wandering
Pain; thigh
Pain; thigh; evening
Pain; thigh; movement
Pain; thigh; night
Pain; thigh; on rising
Pain; thigh; on rising; from a seat
Pain; thigh; paralytic
Pain; thigh; stretching limb
Pain; thigh; walking
Pain; thigh; while sitting
Pain; thumb
Pain; thumb; on movement
Pain; toes
Pain; upper arm
Pain; upper arm; bone
Pain; upper arm; bone; rheumatic
Pain; upper arm; deltoid region (by top muscle of arm)
Pain; upper arm; night
Pain; upper arm; on movement
Pain; upper arm; paralytic
Pain; upper arm; raising arm
Pain; upper arm; rheumatic
Pain; upper arm; slow movement
Pain; upper arm; warmth
Pain; upper limbs
Pain; upper limbs; bending arm
Pain; upper limbs; in bed
Pain; upper limbs; in bed; weight of clothing
Pain; upper limbs; movement
Pain; upper limbs; neuralgic (pain along nerve)
Pain; upper limbs; night; 2 a.m.
Pain; upper limbs; raising arm
Pain; upper limbs; rheumatic
Pain; upper limbs; slow movement
Pain; upper limbs; slow walking
Pain; walking
Pain; wrist
Pain; wrist; left

Paralysis
Paralysis; hand
Paralysis; sensation of paralysis
Paralysis; upper limbs
Paralysis; upper limbs; sensation of paralysis

Perspiration; toes; between toes

Pulling up limbs

Pulling up limbs

Pulsation, throbbing
Pulsation, throbbing; night
Pulsation, throbbing; walking slowly
Pulsation, throbbing; when resting

Relaxation

Restlessness
Restlessness; lower limbs; leg
Restlessness; upper limbs

Sensitive; shoulder

Skin; chicken pox (see swelling); foot
Skin; chicken pox (see swelling); foot
Skin; chicken pox (see swelling); leg
Skin; chicken pox (see swelling); leg; during pregnancy
Skin; chicken pox (see swelling); lower limbs
Skin; chicken pox (see swelling); lower limbs; during pregnancy
Skin; chicken pox (see swelling); thigh
Skin; discoloration; fingers; freckles
Skin; discoloration; fingers; nails; blueness
Skin; discoloration; fingers; nails; yellow
Skin; discoloration; hand; back of hand; red
Skin; felon (whitlow, onychia, paronychia, foot rot, etc.); run-around
Skin; felon (whitlow, onychia, paronychia, foot rot, etc.); whitlow, foot rot
Skin; out-break on skin; desquamating (peeling in scales)
Skin; out-break on skin; hand; desquamating (peeling in scales)
Skin; out-break on skin; shoulder; desquamating (peeling in scales)
Skin; out-break on skin; upper limbs; desquamating (peeling in scales)
Skin; warts; fingers
Skin; warts; hand

Stiffness; fingers
Stiffness; fingers; during chill
Stiffness; fingers; morning
Stiffness; foot
Stiffness; hand
Stiffness; hand; morning, on waking
Stiffness; hand; rheumatic
Stiffness; lower limbs
Stiffness; thumb
Stiffness; thumb; painful
Stiffness; toes
Stiffness; upper limbs

Swollen; ankle
Swollen; fluid in tissues
Swollen; foot
Swollen; foot; fluid accumulation
Swollen; foot; with iron deficiency - greenish yellow skin
Swollen; hand
Swollen; knee
Swollen; knee; glandular swellings
Swollen; leg
Swollen; lower limbs; fluid in tissues
Swollen; lower limbs; fluid in tissues; with albuminuria (proteins in urine)
Swollen; upper limbs
Swollen; upper limbs; fluid accumulation

Tingling, prickling, asleep (see numbness); foot; sole

Weakness
Weakness; ankle
Weakness; foot
Weakness; foot; after eating
Weakness; joints
Weakness; knee
Weakness; knee; extending and bending knee
Weakness; knee; hollow of knee
Weakness; knee; hollow of knee; rising from a seat
Weakness; knee; hollow of knee; while walking; after standing
Weakness; leg
Weakness; leg; calf
Weakness; walking; while in open air

Lumbago; better, slow walking

Pain in hip-joint, tibia, soles, and heel.

Rheumatism of the shoulder
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Sources
Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.