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Mercurius Solubilis - Extremities, Limbs symptoms

Merc Sol, Mercurius solubilis, Mercurius solubilis Hahnemanni, Merc-sol.

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

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Extremities, limbs


Trembling of all the limbs, after a chill,

Involuntary jerking in the limbs,

Constant uneasiness of all the limbs in the evening, as if there were a jerking in them, as after a long walk; he cannot keep them still,

(Cracking of all the joints),

Rigidity of all the limbs, so that he could not raise them in the slightest degree for hours, though they could easily be moved by others,

Weakness and weariness in all the limbs,


Goutlike pain in the joints with swelling of them,

Drawing pains in the limbs, especially at night,

Drawing and tearing in all his limbs,

All the limbs are painful, as if dislocated, more while sitting,

Almost uninterrupted pain in the joints, as from a dislocation, consisting of a compression and crushing, which did not allow him to remain quiet in any place, so that while sitting and lying he moved the limbs and was obliged to turn and twist in every direction,

Tearing here and there in the limbs, more in the muscles, very greatly aggravated by pressure,

Tearing and jerking here and there in the limbs,

Soreness about the nails of the fingers and toes, with itching,

Bruised sensation in the limbs, weakness in the thighs,

Attacks of painless throbbing in the joints,

Weariness, with tearing-drawing pain in both thighs, after midnight in bed; on standing after rising from bed, pain extending from the inguinal region to the knee, as if the flesh on the anterior portion of the thigh had been beaten loose,

Violent bruised pain over the whole body, especially in the thighs; it seems as though he had been beaten to a jelly, for several days,


Upper extremities


The right arm was shaken and thrown about, all night,

Jerking of all the muscles of the right arm,

Cracking in the shoulder and elbow-joints,


The right arm and hand seem asleep, relieved by motion,

The left arm seems heavy on raising it high up, and pains as if sprained,

Cannot let the arm lie long in any place, there arises and intolerant weary pain in it; he is obliged to alternately flex and extend it, though it is better when extended,

Tearing on inner surface of right arm,


Tearing in the right shoulder-joint, bones of the upper arm, and in the wrists (in the knee and hip-joint and in the thigh-bones),

The left shoulder was decidedly higher than the right, without, however, any increase of size of the side, with pain in it, that even woke him from sleep, especially felt on motion,

The shoulders and upper arm seem to be asleep, in the morning, in bed,

Burning pain on the right shoulder up to the nape of the neck, while sitting,

Pain in the shoulders like a pressing down,

Frightful stitches in the shoulder-joint, in the evening,

Jerking rather than throbbing in the shoulder-joints once every quarter of an hour,


Crushing pain in the humeri,

A jerking tearing in both upper arms; afterwards the flesh was sore to touch,


Large red, hot swelling on the left elbow, extending down to the hand, with extreme burning and tearing, also with a pain as from the crawling of ants (after six hours),

Burning in the elbow-joints,

Stitches in the elbows,

Some sharp stitches, each lasting five minutes, in the external condyle of the elbow (also in the zygoma, chest, and external condyle of the knee), more in the forenoon and while walking,

Slow tearing stitch in the elbow-joint,

Tearing in the elbow-joints,


Pain as from fatigue in the bones of the forearms (and tibiae), but not when touched,

Burning on both arms, so that everything falls from the hands, and he must let the arms sink down,

Dull sticking cramplike pain in the inner portion of the right forearm, in all positions (after three hours),

Dull sticking cramplike pain in the periosteum of the inner side of the right forearm (while walking),

Dull sticking cramplike pain in the muscles of the outer portion of the left forearm, in all positions,


The left wrist was swollen and painful when tightly seized and on motion,

Painful stiffness of the right wrist,

Loss of power and paralysis of the left wrist, with cracking and sticking in it,

Cracking sticking and powerlessness in the wrist,

Attacks of painless throbbing in the wrists,


The hands and fingers easily become rigid while at work, with cramplike pains (seventh day),

Considerable swelling of the left hand,

The hands seem stiff and rigid,

Pain in the left hand (in the bones) on stretching it out; on closing it a pressure as if paralyzed and stiff,

Tension in the whole hand,

Violent cramplike pain in the left hand, especially in the fingers (on moving the hand),

A burrowing pain in the ball of the right hand on the outer side below the little finger; worse during rest,

Drawing pain in the hands, with coldness of fingers,


Painful swelling of the first knuckles of the fingers,

Scaling off and exfoliation of the finger-nails,

Cramplike contraction of the fingers and hands; they become flexed,

The fingers of both hands become flexed, especially the thumb, so that it is completely drawn inward, as in epilepsy; without assistance he is unable, with great exertion, to open the fingers farther than about two-thirds; with trembling of the hands,

Painful cramp in the fingers and hands; at first they are extended so that he can hardly flex them, but after flexing them, a cramp firmly draws the fingers inwards,

Visible jerking in the tendons of the fingers (toes and tendo Achillis), in the evening, with violent shaking chill that even tossed him into the air,

Deadness of the fingers,

The fingers fall asleep in the morning, afterwards there is a tickling in them and then a tearing, extending half way up the forearm,

Dull sticking cramplike pain in the left index finger,

Pressive pain in the middle joint of the middle finger, on flexing it,

Tearing here and there in the finger-joints,

A burning jerking beneath the thumbnail while writing,


Lower extremities


Shining transparent swelling of both thighs and legs,

Trembling of the lower extremities while walking,

Fine trembling of the lower extremities, while walking, especially worse about the knee and in the inguinal region,

Involuntary jerking of the lower extremities,

Involuntary twitching, and a kind of spasmodic adduction of legs and thighs,

The lower extremities were moved forward against his will,

Giving way of the lower extremities,


The lower extremities seem stiff on walking,

Weariness and uneasiness in the legs, in the evening,

She could scarcely drag her limbs because they were so heavy,

Drawing and heaviness in the lower extremities,

Tearing-drawing pain from the heel to the nates, only posteriorly, rather more severe at night; he was unable to walk because the knees gave way, and so sank down,

Much sticking in the lower extremity on stepping hard, as if it were too short,

Stitches in the thighs and legs on motion,


Sticking in the right hip-joint, while walking,

Tearing in the hip-joint (at night?), in the knee and femur (right shoulder-joint, wrist, and humerus),


Hard glandular swelling in upper part of left thigh, which afterwards suppurated,

Great weariness above the knees while walking,

Frequent lameness of the thigh as if fallen asleep,

Feeling as if the hamstrings were too short,

Burning in the nates,

Tensive pain in the right thigh (while sitting),

Cramp in the lower portion of the thigh, just above the hollow of the knee,

Cramplike pain in the tendons on the outside of the thigh near the knee (while sitting),

Boring pain in the right gluteal muscles (while sitting),

Drawing pain in the thigh, extending down the lower leg,

A painful dragging-down pressure in the thighs, situated deeper than the muscles,

Stitchlike tearing in the muscles of the right thigh in every position,

Soreness between the thighs and genitals,

Pain in the right thigh as if bruised, especially aggravated by taking hold of it or by walking,

Pain in the sinews of left thigh, which are sore to the touch,


Weakness in the knee and ankles, worse while standing, as if the tendons had lost their power and steadiness,

Excessive weakness and giving way of the knees,

Both knees seem too large and thick, and he feels a jerking in them, lasting thirty-six hours,

A simple pain in the right knee, as if it were stiff (first day),

A sticking in the knee-joint, when walking in the open air,

Some sharp stitches, each lasting five minutes, in the outer condyle of the knee, not in the joint (also in the zygoma, chest, and outer condyle of the elbow), more in the forenoon while walking,

Slow tearing stitch in the right knee while sitting and walking,

Tearing in the knee-joint,

The knee-joint is painful, as if broken, while lying,

Attacks of painless throbbing in the knee-joints,


Excessive development of one calf,

Swelling of both lower legs,

Unusually great swelling of one leg,

OEdema of both legs and feet,

A hard elevation that looks red and shiny, with tensive pain on the right tibia,

Long depressions, deep fossae in the calves,

Visible twitching of the tendo Achillis and tendons of the toes in the evening, with a violent shaking chill, that tosses him into the air,

The calf was spasmodically contracted, and a large knot formed,

A boring pain in the tibia,

Drawing pain on the inner side of the left leg above the calf,

Spasmodic drawing up of the lower legs; they remained drawn up all night, though he wished to stretch them out,

Sensation of stiffness in the left leg, extending into the hollow of the knee,

Pain in the tendo Achillis while walking,

Painful cramp in the right calf,

Dull sticking, cramplike pain, almost like a tearing, in the periosteum of the anterior portion of the left tibia (while standing), (second day),

A drawing pain in the tibiae,

Pressing pain in the periosteum of the right tibia, almost like a cramp (while standing),

Sticking in the calves, when walking in the open air,

Stitches from the external malleolus to the hollow of the knee,

Paroxysmal tearing from the great toe up above the knee,

Stitchlike tearing in the muscles of the right leg (while walking in the open air),

Pain in the tibiae (and bone of the forearm), as from fatigue, not on touch,


Great swelling of the right ankle, with sticking pain in it, especially on walking and in the evening,

Pain in the right tarsal joints, as if sprained (fourth day),

A painful slow drawing in the ankle, below the external malleolus; also noticed in the hollow of the foot; when it began it was like a sticking and griping,

Violent pressure beneath the ankle-bones and in the upper part of the bend of the ankle, when walking, so that he is obliged to remain standing,

Tearing in the malleoli, extending to the back of the foot, with swelling about it,


Weakness of the feet; they will not be moved; the difficulty is very low down about the tarsal joints,

Swelling of the backs of the feet,

Dull sticking, cramplike pain in the sole of the right foot, near the heel, noticed only while sitting,

Burrowing pain in the sole of the right foot, while standing,

Great swelling of the heels, so that he could scarcely step upon the toes, with violent burning and biting in the whole foot; even in bed the pain was so great that he was obliged to rise,

Stitches in the heels (and groins), in the evening,

Tearing pain in the left heel, like a pain from a sprain (while sitting),


Swelling of all the toes,

Swelling of three toes, at one time appearing, at another disappearing, with pain at night,

Cramplike contraction of the toes, at night,

Burning pain beneath the left great toe (during rest), (after twenty-five hours),

Boring pain in the tip of the third toe, during rest and motion,

Itching stitch at the roots of the two last left toes (during rest),

He had no rest; was obliged to go hither and thither, and could nowhere remain quiet,

No rest in any place, constantly anxious,

Extreme restlessness all night, beginning about 8 P.M., and lasting till morning; at one time he stood up because he had no rest while lying, then he lay down became walking was intolerable, and so he had no rest,

An almost irresistible desire to take a distant journey,

Falling asleep of the head, both arms, and both thighs, while lying down,

Feels sick all over, without any pain; is weak, disinclined to every thing, and fretful,

Inexpressible sensation of internal, intolerable sickness, wherewith he was taciturn, and would not leave the bed,

All covering, the clothes and bedcovers, seem too heavy,

Cramp in several parts of the body, on motion,

All the bones ache while sitting, lying, walking, or standing,

Sticking pains in the small of the back and lower extremities, when touched; he seems to have no steadiness or power in the small of the back and legs, from the knees to the soles of the feet,

Stitches in the last right rib, and in the inguinal region, with tightness of breath on inspiration, while walking in the open air,

Very fine short needle-like stitches in several parts of the body, for two or three minutes in the same place, in rapid succession, as if in the bone (after eight hours),

Tearing in various parts of the body,

Tearing pain in the hands, back, sides of the chest, with internal headache,

Jerking pain in affected parts,

Is obliged to lie down in the forenoon, on account of jerking and heaviness in the thighs and excessive perspiration over the whole body and on the face,

During the perspiration, in the morning, thirst, nausea, amounting even to vomiting, and incessant immoderate palpitation,

Yawning and pain in the small of the back, for a quarter of an hour, followed by rigid extension of the upper and lower extremities, with clenched thumbs, followed by weakness,

While sitting, low down, there come a heat in the pit of the stomach, and a blackness before the eyes, disappearing on standing up,

The symptoms are more numerous on the left side of the body,

The evening air distressed him,

As soon as he went to bed in the evening, the pains recommenced and banished sleep,

Just after falling asleep, the pains became more violent, and he awoke,

Not weak in the morning, though affected by the slightest walking,

He feels better while walking than while lying or sitting,


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