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Graphites - Extremities, Limbs symptoms - Hahnemann

Black Lead, Graphite, Graph.

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Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Graphites in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.


Extremities, limbs

Shooting in the shoulder joint and elbow-joint, also when at rest; worst at night.

Severe shooting in the left shoulder, arresting the breath, for three days (aft. 4 d.).

Burning stitch, frequently on the left shoulder.

Burning in the shoulder joint (aft. 14 d.).

In the arm, a drawing.

Shooting consisting of two or three stitches in the upper arm, the fore-arm and the hand.

Twitching in the muscles of the arm.

Cramp pain in the left arm, with sensation of heat therein.

The right arm goes to sleep.

The arm goes to sleep, when lying on it.

The arm and the hand go to sleep, when sitting down (3d d.).

On the upper arm, sense of excoriation (aft. 7 d.).

Sudden burning on a small spot of the right upper arm, with simultaneous feeling of coldness therein (10th d.).

The olecranon processes of the elbows are painful when touched.

Pain in the bend of the elbow, so that he cannot straighten out his arm.

Pain in the bend of the elbow, on stretching out the arm, as if something was too short.

Muscular twitching in the elbow-joint.

Paralytic pressure in the left elbow-joint and forearm after the noon-siesta.

Drawing in the elbow-joint, when at rest, and tearing in it, when raising the arm, with a sensation as if cold water ran through its shaft bones.

Sharp cutting drawing in the right elbow-joint, whereby the arm became momentarily, as if were, paralyzed and useless.

In the forearm, a drawing cramp-like tension in a muscle.

Severe tearing in the left forearm, near the wrist.

Gnawing pain in the bones of the right forearm.

Burning pain, like fire, in the right forearm on which he lay at night, with sensation in the elbow as if asleep.

Sudden burning on a small spot of the forearm.

In the hands, tearing, like rheumatism (aft. 24 d.).

Tearing in the hand, in the phalangeal bone behind the last joint of the thumb.

Severe tearing in the right hand.

Violent dull shooting through the right wrist-joint.

Pain as from a blow, on the back of the left hand, worse when pressed upon.

Pain as from a sprain, in the right wrist-joint.

Shooting burning pain in the left palm, which soon passes over into the thumb, in the evening in bed.

The right hand goes to sleep (aft. 19 d.).

The hand goes to sleep, when sitting (3d d.).

Numbness and sensation as of being asleep, in the hand, after straining it in working for several hours.

The hands become emaciated.

Itching in the ball of the left hand.

Erysipelas on the hands.

The skin on the hands is parched, being chapped in several places.

Painful chapping everywhere on the hands; on moving the fingers, the skin tears open.

The fingers at times cross spasmodically over each other, without pain, and when she strikes on them, they separate again in the same way.

Sensation, as if her thumb would be drawn inward, when holding something in her hand.

The left index is spasmodically drawn inward.

Cramp-like drawing together of the fingers.

After grasping anything, the fingers still remain for some time bent and stiff.

A stitch in the ball of the thumb.

Violent stitch in the tip of the right thumb, under the nail.

Shooting and ulcerative pain in the finger-tips of the right hand.

Gouty, pressive tearing on the posterior joint of the right thumb, more when at rest than when in motion.

Tingling and sensation of numbness in the tip of the index.

Swelling and lack of flexibility of the middle joint on the middle finger, for several days.

Miliary eruption on the fingers.

Eroding vesicle on the little finger; it itched, festered and poured out much pus with burning and shooting; this continued for a long while, as well as the suppuration.

The finger nails grow thicker.

In the muscles of the pelvis, dull stitching; very painful jerks about the right hip-joint, when sitting.

On one of the nates there is a furuncle (aft. 4 d.).

Eruptive pimples on the nates, which pain when touched.

Excoriative soreness, between the nates.

Soreness between the thighs, at the top, when taking a walk and afterwards (aft. 10 d.).

Painful soreness between the thighs, near the genitals.

In the hips, arthritic tearing.

Shooting in the left hip (3d d.).

In the lower limbs, a drawing downward.

Cramp-pain in the varices, when stretching the legs.

Cramp-pain and feeling of heat, here and there on the lower limb.

Rheumatic pain in the lower limbs.

Arthritic tearing in both the lower limbs and in the left hip.

Shooting in some parts of the thighs and legs.

Great restlessness in one of the lower limbs in the evening; he could not let it lie still for a minute.

Heaviness of the lower limbs.

Great heaviness in the right lower limb, so that he can hardly lift it.

Great heaviness and fatigue of the lower limbs.

The lower limbs go to sleep (aft. 24 d.).

The lower limbs go to sleep and feel dead, while taking a walk.

In the thighs, a drawing pain, seemingly in the bones.

Twitching drawing pain in the thigh, toward the groin, chiefly on rising from a seat.

Twitching sensation in the muscles of the thighs.

Tearing on the posterior side of the thigh, in the morning.

Tearing, now in the right thigh, now in the left, up into the hip; from the afternoon to the evening.

Stiffness of the right thigh, when walking, with a sensation as if it was bandaged above the knee.

Partly shooting, partly burning in the thigh at night, disturbing the sleep.

Pain as from a bruise, in the shaft of the femur.

Pain as from a bruise, in the middle of the thigh.

Much weariness in the thighs; he could hardly walk (aft. 5 d.).

Sensation of numbness and heat in the thigh, especially after sitting down.

Shooting itching on the thigh, as if an eruption would break out, where there was formerly a furuncle.

Red spot on the thigh, without any pain.

Red rough spot, like a tetter, on the upper part of the thigh, opposite the scrotum, usually itching a little in the morning.

Numberless red dots on the thighs; only a few of them, however, itch.

In the swelling above the knee, severe cutting, as from a knife.

In the houghs, a tension so that he could not straighten his limbs, the whole day (aft. 13 d.).

Pain in the hough, as if too short, with tension in the tendo Achillis, so that she cannot tread.

Sensation of stiffness in the houghs, in sitting, as if she was held fast there with hands.

Painful stiffness of the knees, when bending them.

Drawing pain in the knees.

Drawing and twitching in the left knee.

Shooting in the left knee.

Stitches in the patella.

Pain as from a strain in the left knee-joint, when walking.

Pain as from a bruise in the knees, at night.

Pain as from bruising in the knees, in bed in the morning; it goes off after rising.

Pain as from weariness, particularly in the knee-joints, in stooping and in sitting down, so that she cannot rise again when she sits down.

Weariness and heaviness in the left knee.

Numbness in the knees, causing him to wake up at night.

The legs are tense in walking, and pain as if bruised.

Straining and tension in the leg, where some of the veins are swollen, attended with stitches in them.

Cramp in the calves, the whole day.

Cramp in the calves, in the morning, in bed.

Cramp in the calves, from carrying something, with trembling of the lower limbs.

Cramp-like drawing in the calves, when rising.

Cramp-like drawing in the calves, at night, when stretching.

Cramp-like drawing in the legs, extending from the toes, which are drawn inward to the knees.

Twitching in the calf.

Twitching of the muscles in the left calf.

Drawing pain on the tibia.

Drawing pain in the tendo Achillis (8th d.).

Tearing in the tibiae.

Shooting in the calves, when pulling on the boots.

Stitches in the right leg, when blowing the nose.

Pain in the tibiae, as from bruising, as if he had knocked against them.

Pain in the tibia, as if broken and shattered.

Pain in the calf, as from a misstep in jumping.

Throbbing on the outer side of the calf, for four days in succession, every hour, lasting for about fifteen minutes.

Severe shooting, burning pain on the leg, on a small spot above the ankle, so that she could not stand up straight; she had to lay her limb high, for when she let it hand down, the blood accumulated in it and it burned and stung.

In the swollen varices on the leg, a shooting pain.

Swelling of the leg, even when lying in bed.

Hard swelling of the leg, with lancinating pain (aft. 13 d.).

Great heaviness of the legs (4th d.).

Tingling of the legs, as if going to sleep.

Sensation of numbness in the bones of the right leg, but without pain.

Itching on the leg, where the veins are distended.

A tetter on the tibia vanishes.

Scurfy ulcer on the tibia, with a red, inflamed border, and swelling around it, which is so sensitive, that at night he cannot bear the coverlet upon it.

The ankles pain when touched.

Pain around the ankles (aft. 5 d.).

Pressive pain in the right ankle.

Pressure in the soles of the feet, under the balls of the toes, so that he had to limp.

Pressure and shooting in the heel (aft. 6 d.).

Pressive constriction in the ankle-joint.

Stiffness of the ankle-joint.

Severe twitching in the soles of the feet (aft. 24 d.).

Tearing in the heel.

Tearing in both edges of the foot.

Tearing in the ball of the foot, when walking.

Tearing in the sole of the right foot, with tickling.

Violent tearing in the dorsum of the foot.

Gouty tearing in the feet and toes.

Gnawing pain in the ankles and heels.

Very violent shooting in the heels, causing him to start, even when sitting.

Excessive pain in the malleoli of the right foot, as if they were broken, and at every step, a stitch in it, extending into the big toe; so that he had to hold on to something, else he would have fallen, especially during the first hour after rising in the morning.

Pain in the heel, as from a festering within.

Ulcerative pains in the soles of the feet.

The blood shoots into the sore foot, when standing.

Burning of the feet, for several days.

Burning in the sole of the left foot.

Burning of the soles of the feet, worse when walking.

Burning in the heels, with formication, chiefly in the morning in bed.

Sweating of the feet in the evening, with tearing in the feet and hands (aft. 12 h.).

Sweating of the feet, most profuse in the afternoon and evening.

Profuse sweating of the feet, they begin to smell.

Profuse sweating of the feet, on walking a short distance, causing the toes to be excoriated.

Profuse sweating of the feet, which become excoriated between the toes from walking, so that frequently he does not know what to do because of the pain.

Swelling of the sore foot.

Heaviness and lassitude of the feet, while the other parts of the body feel light (aft. 6 d.).

Tingling in the feet, toward the toes, like a slight tearing (aft. 5 d.).

The left foot goes to sleep, in the evening, when sitting.

Numbness and increased cold in the dorsum of the foot, when taking a walk (in June).

Cold feet (aft. several h.).

Ice-cold feet, all the morning.

Eruption of blisters below the ankles.

The toes are drawn inward (aft. 3 d.).

Constriction of the ball of the big toe, as if held with iron pincers.

Severe pressive pain in the right big toe.

Frequent tearing in the little toe, as if it would be drawn to one side.

Tearing in the left big toe, so that he could hardly stand it (1st d.).

Arthritic tearing in the toes.

Violent stitch in the left big toe, when sitting.

Swelling of the toes and the balls of the toes.

Itching on all the toes.

Shooting itching in the right big toe.

Soreness between the toes, with violent itching, for many days.

White blisters on one of the toes.

Large blisters with pus, with shooting pain, on each one of the little toes.

Ulcer on the fourth toe.

Suppuration of the edges of both the big toes.

Pain on the nail of the big toe.

In the corn, pressive, burning pain.

Pain, as from excoriation of the corns, with hardly any pressure from without (aft. 2 d.).

Occasionally here and there a momentary pain, and then that part is also painful when touched.

Cramp-like sensation occasionally on various parts of the body, on the arms, the neck, the fingers and the feet; the parts then swell up for a few days, become reddish, are indurated and sensitive to external touch.

Stiffness of the arm-joints and knees.

Stiffness of the limbs.

Painfully drawing tension all over the body, both at rest and in motion, particularly on the arms and the trunk.

Drawing in the whole body, as in intermittent fever, in the morning after rising.

Pain in the periosteum of all the bones, more a pressive than a drawing pain, only momentary, now here, now there, when at rest, especially when falling asleep.

Violent twitching in all the limbs, now in one, then in another, also in the shoulder and in the scrotum (aft. 10 d.).

Twitching here and there in the arms, in the evening in bed.

Stitches dart like lightning, from top to toe, through the body.

Pricks, as from needles, now here, now there, all over the body.

Pain, as from bruising, of the lower limb and of the scapula on which he is lying.

Pain, as from bruising, in all the limbs.

Pains, as from bruising, of the whole side of the body on which he lay during his noon-nap, and the arm is asleep.

Pain of the joints, as from weariness, when stooping and sitting down, so that she cannot rise again from her seat.

The arms and legs go to sleep.

The arms and legs go to sleep when sitting; when walking, there is formication in them, in the evening (8th and 9th d.).

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