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Bursitis / Tennis Elbow

Does anyone have suggestions for bursitis/tennis elbow? I could not find my specifics in the Remedy Finder. What I get is pain in a spot on the outer side of my right elbow. Years ago, my MD told me it was from over extending my arm, as in what tennis players do. what works in the long run is immobilization which is not possible because I live and work on a farm. In the meantime I use a brace that limits how far I can extend my arm, but it is somewhat inconvenient, especially to people around me, for fear of getting poked by these metal hinges protruding out at the elbow if they get too close. Just thought maybe there would be a remedy that may help faster. Thanks.
 
  tshallow74 on 2006-04-05
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
Dear patient, you are in need of a single dose of Rhustoxidendron 1M. Take this remedy early in the morning and wait at least for two weeks for its positive results. I am sure you would get good responses for your ailment.
 
Dr Kumar last decade
ok if due to injury -way back--when first started--then looking at arnica---if due to overuse as in daily routine chores and such ---immobilization betterment implies bryonia --but underlying suscepatibility to this will need be addressed also --in this case sulphur will be needed in treatment sooner or later...as is laying off the sweets and alcohol...got it?

start treatment by varying potencies of bryonia --single dose 12c see effect --none at all after 24 hours then single dose 30c none then 200c --if no reaction AT all--then single dose sulphur 30c ==no repetition wait 3 days--and back see if bryonia give effect---

ok?
keep us informed...if use rhus-t as first doc said--then dont bother with my suggestion--until done with his treatment---i wont mix methods..
 
John Stanton last decade
if the above methods/remedies don't work, you can try symphytum 200c, single dose. repeat if neccesary and if there is still some pain left after this,(and the symph. doesn't give any further amel.) then use ruta 200c.
 
kayhello last decade
No one should apply/change many a medicine so frequently that might get either ineffective or cast it's adverse effects on the patient's physic. The human body must be kept away from such experiments.
 
Dr Kumar last decade
yeh yeh yeh..
 
John Stanton last decade
Mr. John, thanks for supporting views.
 
Dr Kumar last decade
Tennis elbow is usually considered to be a kind of tendinitis, so why isn't Ruta indicated here? ts, did your doctor say anything about tendinitis?
 
Daisy43 last decade
Yes dear Daisy, you are right! There is not much difference between Tennis elbow and tendinitis. Tendinitis means the inflammation of the tendons, therefore, Ruta Graveolens might be given in the cases of tendinitis, however, every remedy has its own symptoms or characteristics. I found Rhustoxicodendron more effective in such cases of tendinitis and tennis elbow. Better you collect your own experiences in this respect.
 
Dr Kumar last decade
For both problems it is again RUTA.

sajjad.
 
sajjadakram635 last decade
Yes Mr. Sajjad, if there is dull or tearing pain in bones of the arms and join of elbow (pain as from contusion in join elbow), Ruta will act well. The main role of a remedy depends upon its characteristics those must be tallied with case diagnosis.
 
Dr Kumar last decade
Thank you for your explanation, Dr. Kumar. My own experience with tennis elbow/tendinitis is that it might not hurt at first to bend the arm, but if I used it much then it started to hurt. Which is the opposite of what I would expect for Rhus Tox. But I have been fortunate not to have had a tendinitis problem since I started using homeopathy, so I don't know what would work for me. ts hasn't explained what the pain or motion is like for him. Wouldn't that be relevant?
 
Daisy43 last decade
I want to thank Dr. Kumar for his suggestion regarding tennis elbow. I had been putting up with it for about 3 months, not knowing what it was until I recently went to the chiropractor. The injury came from lifting too many heavy containers in a hurry, so I didn't suspect tennis elbow. Then I finally thought of trying homeopathics and found this website and Dr. Kumar's suggestion to take Rhus Tox. I immediately took a does of Rhus Tox and the results were AMAZING!! I went back to the chiropractor yesterday (about a week after using Rhus Tox) and she said my arm was about 90% improved! The chiropractic treatment was helpful (and especially great for the tightness in my shoulders and neck - possibly an effect of the arm problem), but I feel the significant improvemnet seen so quickly was a result of taking Rhus Tox, and I was just regretful that I hadn't thought of using homeopathics sooner. Thank you Dr. Kumar!
 
choices last decade
I have been suffering from tennis elbow/ tendinitis for over two months now. I am not sure when it all started. my playing badminton or my garden work at home may have aggrivated the situation. Recently, for the last 5 days I have started with a combination of Rhus Tox 30X, Rhododendron 30X and Pulsatilla Nigricans 30X - three times a day. I have some relief. I am using a wrap bandage at the elbow to restrict sudden or jerky movements.

I have also been advised to include Ars Alba and Hypericum to my remedy. I don't want to overdo if it is not necessary. Please advise.
 
kalyan-born last decade
I recently got tennis elbow while playing cricket and so far it has been more than two months since i've been home not able to work. Everything that my doctor prescribed gave me side effects from chest pains to rashes, I'm very allergic to naproxen and almost all anti-inflamatory pills. I would really like to try Rhustoxicodendron but i really don't want any more painfull side effects, plus i don't think my body can handle any type of drug, but i do smoke marijuana. I would very much appreciate a suggestion.
 
hanumanpujarie last decade
I realize that this thread is a little old, but Dr. Kumar, I don't see any instruction about HOW MUCH Rhus Toxidendron 1M to take and how often. I suffer from tennis elbow and am interested in trying Rhus Tox 1M. Can you give some dosage info? Thanks.
 
RichMay5 9 years ago
richmay

Please take a single dose of Rhus Tox 1M.

One dose means
If the medicine is in pills form 4 pills. Don't touch pills with hand. Use cap of bottle to take pills.
If the medicine is in liquid dilution form, 3-4 drops in some 20 ml water. Sip up slowly.

Please follow homeo restrictions like no coffee, no raw onion/garlic, no strong perfumes, don't eat or drink anything within 45 minutes before or after taking medicine.
 
kadwa 9 years ago
Thanks. For how long doors one continue this regimen? One dose daily? A
 
RichMay5 9 years ago
I meant 'does', not 'doors'. Sorry.
 
RichMay5 9 years ago
Dr. Kumar suggests only a single dose of Rhus Tox 1M. You may repeat it after one week if you feel some improvement but not substantial improvement. If only one dose results in substantial improvement there is no need to take more doses. SO IT IS NOT ONE DOSE DAILY.
 
kadwa 9 years ago
Dr. Kumar, I gave Rhus Tox 1M a try and it did NOTHING for me. What else can you suggest?
 
RichMay5 9 years ago
richmay

please answer the following questions...
1. when is pain worse ..
a. during rest
b. during first movement after rest
c. during the movements.

A homeo remedy is always selected on the basis of totality of symptoms. Please also answer the following questions to help us know totality of your symptoms.

*Your age, height, weight and appearance please.

*Please describe your mental state like you are irritable, calm, worried, depressed, frustrated etc. How are your relations with your close relatives and friends?

*What do you think is the causative factor for your problems?

*Please describe all physical symptoms like headache, backache, peculiar senations, skin dis-orders etc.

*You prefer cold environment and open air or do you prefer warm surroundings.

*At what time of day you as an individual feel better and worse like better in the morning and worse at night.

*How is your sleep?

*How is your sweat? It is less, more or normal? Where do you sweat more like in armpits, head etc.

*How is your thirst for water, cold drinks and hot drinks?

*Whether the complaints aggravate after movements or while taking rest.

*How is your bowel movement? Constipated, loose or normal. How is the digestion?

*Do you think that you are able to satisfy your sexual desires?

*(ONLY FOR FEMALES)

If you are not having normal menstrual cycles, please answer the following questions:

- Are the periods early, regular or late in general? How long do they last?
- Do you suffer from any kind of physical or mental discomfort before, during or after the periods?
- Is the flow scanty, normal or excessive?
- Is the blood thick bright red or pale watery?
- Do you notice any clots in the flow
 
kadwa 9 years ago
thanks. since there were quite a few questions, i'll do a cut and paste with them and then insert my answers after each one (in caps).
please answer the following questions...
1. when is pain worse ..
a. during rest no
b. during first movement after rest yes
c. during the movements. also hurts then. i wear an ace band just below the elbow to put pressure on the arm, which lessens the pain.

a homeo remedy is always selected on the basis of totality of symptoms. please also answer the following questions to help us know totality of your symptoms.

*your age, height, weight and appearance please.

58 yrs, 5'10', 180 lbs., appearance? i am a white male, generally in good shape (except my elbow).
*please describe your mental state like you are irritable, calm, worried, depressed, frustrated etc. how are your relations with your close relatives and friends? all of those are fine. although i'm tired of having this elbow situation (it has gone on over a year and i've gone to an m.d. for it, as well as physical therapy, my chiropracter (he did acupuncture) and none of those worked). hence, i'm seeing what, if anything, the homoepathic approach can offer.

*what do you think is the causative factor for your problems? i helped someone move in june 2009 and all the lifting apparently did it.

*please describe all physical symptoms like headache, backache, peculiar senations, skin dis-orders etc. just the elbow pain. epicondylitis. x-rays have shown no damage to the bone or cartilage.

*you prefer cold environment and open air or do you prefer warm surroundings. i live in alabama, where it is warm. i don't prefer the snow, but i don't care for the heat and humidity either. thank heaven for a/c

*at what time of day you as an individual feel better and worse like better in the morning and worse at night. it's all the same to me. i feel great other than the elbow.

*how is your sleep? fine

*how is your sweat? it is less, more or normal? where do you sweat more like in armpits, head etc. i don't sweat a lot, except when i work out (i exercise daily, but not stressing the arms) or work in the yard in the heat.

*how is your thirst for water, cold drinks and hot drinks? fine

*whether the complaints aggravate after movements or while taking rest.
when the arm moves
*how is your bowel movement? constipated, loose or normal. how is the digestion?
those are fine
*do you think that you are able to satisfy your sexual desires?
yes
 
RichMay5 9 years ago
sorry, the caps didn't work. but you can see my replies ok, i think
 
RichMay5 9 years ago
day 1 to day 3
please take the remedies as follows...
first dose of Arnica 30c
after 2 hours first dose of rhus tox 30c
after 2 hours second dose of arnica 30c
after 2 hours second dose of rhus tox 30c
after 2 hours third dose of arnica 30c
after 2 hours third dose of rhus tox 30c

One dose means
If the medicine is in pills form 4 pills. Don't touch pills with hand. Use cap of bottle to take pills.
If the medicine is in liquid dilution form, 3-4 drops in some 20 ml water. Sip up slowly.

day 4 to day 15
please take 2 pellets each of the following tissue salts thrice a day at a gap of 4 hours
calc phos 6x
calc flour 6x

Please follow homeo restrictions like no coffee, no raw onion/garlic, no strong perfumes, don't eat or drink anything within 45 minutes before or after taking medicine.

Please report after 15 days.
 
kadwa 9 years ago
I finally have received the rhus tox 30c and arnica montana 30c I ordered. Where do I get calc phos 6x and
calc flour 6x? Are these calcium phosphate and calcium fluoride? Are they sold as 6x somewhere?
 
RichMay5 9 years ago

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