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Swollen Ball of Thumb, both, arthiritis

Age 65, Male
Desire to crack thumbs (by stretching out or moving around) over 40-50 years. Now it has become arthritis with some degeneration of bone. Metacarpus affected.

Swelling of ball of thumbs. both. Better by HARD pressure and warmth of bed/water. Worse during sleeping. Painful enough to wake-up.

Sleep position affected as hard pressure needed to come pain down.

Kent page 1062 lists PAIN, Thumb, ball of: ball of : Arn., bry., calc-p., lach., ox-ac., sang., spong., xan.

Arn., bry and ox-ac do help reduce symptoms, bry is little better, but not curative.

Thumb cracking is Nux, Antim Crude, Bar C, Am Mur.

Bryonia helped little bit.

Other homeopathic symptoms:
- Physically very lazy, Mentally very active, to the extent that I can skip sleep one interesting topic of research. Late Sleep time is between 2 am to 4 am. Normal sleep up to 9 am to 10 am.
- Desire salt, warm food
- Desire to crack neck (right side of nape painful), to crack sternum (right side of breastbone painful)
- Often Heartburn, relieved by Arg Nit, Nux, Nat Phos, etc.

Please suggest me, forgetting what I have used so far.
  dhundhun on 2022-07-25
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Take Silica 30
twice a day for 10 days

don't take so many homeopathic medicine like food !!!
it could be unhealthy

Dr.Jitesh Sharma
(MD Hom)
drjitesh last week
Thank you so much for your suggestion.

Although Silica in high never helped me in potencies, I'll use once more. Somehow it is indicated, time and again picked.

But one input. I ate "Diatomaceous earth" for about 30 days, It is crude powder containing about 80%-90% silica. That truly improved skin specially leg. Since crude silica worked, so picking of this one, I believe to be correct.

Horsetail is also crude silica, that cause so much heartburn that I have to stop in 2-3 day.

First Silica use was, as I remember in 1M in 1977, then in 10M in 1985. Since then at different times 1M, 200, 30. In biochemic 6x also. All cause chest pain as if cramping. There is no reaction for this medicine in potency. No harm trying again.

Why, if it troubles again and body does not react, I'd request to look into what is stopping it. I mean "Lack of Reaction" part.

Thank You.
dhundhun last week
Hello Dr Sharma,

Status update.

1. Each dose of Silicea 30 gave pain (chest, lungs, as if pulling or cramp) for 3-4 hours. After 4th day, this was not noticeable.

2. For the last few days, I have feeling of perineum itching, like in early stages of hemorrhoid. And I can feel little swelling on left side with stinging and pulsating pain. This might be related to Silicea (might be a good news). More information below ...

3. Pain in thumb (ball) in increasing and affecting now thumb joints. The increase and spread of pain are tempting to start using some topical anti-inflammatory.

Thanks and regards
-- Dhundhun

Hemorrhoid history: First I had in 1984, bleeding internal, cured by Calc Flour. Next I had in mid 1990s, internal blind, cured by yoga. Last (and third) one was three years ago, internal blind, cured by supplement called diosmin bioflavonoid.
dhundhun 4 days ago

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