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Knee Pain : Osteo-Artirits

My mother is having problems with her left knee. She is 62 years old. She weighs 65Kg and is 4'11" tall.

She was okay till December of 2004. Then suddenly she started having problems with her left knee. She is in pain and she feels her knee cannot support her. Her left knee is swollen. Now she needs the aid of a walking stick to walk.

She went to see a Doctor who told her she has Osteo-Artiritis and she is in stage 2 and when it reaches stage 4 she has to have a knee replacement surgery. She went for a second opinion. This time they suspected she may be having a knee infection, since she had kideney TB about 30 years ago and since only one of her knees is having a problem. So they took a biopsy. This has made matters worse. The knee became swollen even more and the pain became even more and she started having to use a walking stick for walking around.

She is taking medication for BP. Her BP shot up when my grandfather passed away 7 years ago and she was put on medication. About 18 months ago, she stopped taking the BP medication since her BP was normal for a long time. Last August (about 12 months ago) her BP shot up again and she is back on BP medication and Doctors have told her not to go off her BP medication.

She has a bad back and she has had problems with her lower back before. There is compression between her L4 and L5 and her left leg has been weak.

Previously both her feet used to be cool to the touch. Now her left foot is warmer and her right foot cooler to the touch.

The other medications that she is taking is calcium, glucosamine and vitamin supplements.

When the pain gets really bad she uses Voltaren.

She is not diabetic but diabetes runs in the family.

I would be really grateful for any guidance and help.
  ajne429 on 2005-08-12
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
Osteo Arthritis at the stage it is in your mother's case cannot be cured. It can only be controlled.

2 Remedies should be used.
Rhus Tox 1M for Osteo Arthritis
Hypericum 200 to control the pain

The method to be used is the wet dose which is made up as follows:

Buy two 500ml bottles of Spring water.
Pour out 100ml
Drop 3 globules of the remedy (Do not mix both remedies in one bottle)
Hit the bottle hard down on your palm and watch for the water to fizzle. This is succussion and is the secret of the remedies.
Sip 1 teaspoonful twice daily of each remedy and alternate with 3 hours between each.

Report response in a week.

Stop all drugs especially Voltaren as the Rhus Tox will replace it.
Joe De Livera last decade
Thank you Joe for the Remedies.

I was able to obtain Rhus Tox 1M, but I was unable to get Hypericum 200, only Hypericum 30C is available so far but I will look around further.

I have 2 questions regarding the remedies.

1) Is it okay to start taking Rhus Tox eventhough I do not have the Hypericum 200.

2) If I am not able to get Hypericum 200, would it be possible to use the Hypericum 30C in any way or is there something else I could use.

Thanks again.

ajne429 last decade
1) yes

2) no
Joe De Livera last decade
I have 3 more questions.

1) I am able to get Hypericum 200 CH is this okay. When I went to pick it up she asked me if I wanted "200 CH" or "200 K".

2) I have succussed Rhus Tox 1M as stated. How long can this be used? Does this lose its potency after a period of time.

3) My mother drinks coffee (1 cup, this cup she really likes very much) and tea (1/2 cup) during evening. Should this be stopped?

Thank You

ajne429 last decade
1. Hypericum 200CH is the same as 200c.

2. She can use it once daily preferably as soon as she wakes up in the morning 1 hour before she drinks any tea.

3. Please impress on your mother that if she wishes to be helped by homeopathy she must not drink any coffee at all as it antidotes the remedies. It is a small price to pay to be comfortable and relatively pain free. No cola drinks and no sausages, bacon and ham.
Joe De Livera last decade
Please note that the Rhus Tox may only be taken once daily.

However the Hypericum which will address the pain may be taken up to three times daily for a week and then reduced to once if possible.
Joe De Livera last decade

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