Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Bryonia in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
Heaviness in the limbs; seem like lead.
Weariness and stiffness of limbs; especially the lower.
Rheumatism, with redness and swelling of joints.
Weakness of the limbs obliges him to sit.
Painful tension and pressure in the right shoulder, when at rest.
Painful pressure on the top of right shoulder, worse upon touch; on deep breathing it becomes a dull stitching, which extends downwards and outwards to shoulder-joint.
Drawing and tearing and pains in the right upper arm.
Swelling of right elbow-joint, with stitches.
Tearing pains on inner surface of forearm, on a line from the elbow to the wrist.
Pain in wrists, as if wrenched or sprained, on every motion.
Fine stitches in wrist, if the hands become warm, and during rest; they do not disappear on motion.
Rather hot pale swelling in last joint of little finger, with sticking in it on moving the finger, or on pressing it.
On writing or taking hold of anything, a sensation as if the finger-joints were swollen and puffed; they are painful on much exertion and on touch.
Stitching pain in the fingers when writing.
Legs so weak they scarcely will hold him.
Stabbing pain in the hips.
Great weariness in the thighs, worse going up steps.
Great painfulness of right thigh; the pain comes from the head of femur, extends along the anterior surface of thigh to knee.
Knees totter and knock together when walking.
Pain in right knee, so that in evening he could scarcely walk, and was obliged to keep the leg very quite; inner side of knee very painful to touch.
Pinching, tearing in right calf.
Bruised pain or outer side of left calf, on moving and turning the foot, as also from touch; during rest a numb sensation in this place.
Tension in ankles on motion.
Feet are tense and swollen in the evening; pain in feet, as if sprained.
When walking, a prickling sensation like "pins and needles" is felt in the soles of the feet, which hinders or prevents walking.
Hot swelling of the instep, with bruised pain on stretching out the foot.
Tensive pain on the back of the feet, even when sitting.≡ more ...