Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Merc Viv in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
Sharp (rheumatic) pains in shoulders and arms, principally at night, and when moving them.
Jerking in arms and fingers.
Hot and red (arthritic) swelling of elbow, as far as hand.
Itching miliary eruption on arms.
Furfuraceous and burning tetters on forearms and on wrist.
Tremor of hands, with weakness; could neither feed nor dress himself.
Cracking, weakness, and sensation of paralysis in hand.
Sweat on palms.
Eruption like moist itch on hands, with violent nightly itching.
Cramp-like contraction of hands and fingers.
Swelling of joints of fingers.
Deep and bleeding fissures and rhagades in hands and fingers.
Cramp-like pains, and tendency to become stiff in hands when using them.
Swelling of wrist, with pain on touching or moving it.
Rigidity of wrists.
Painful stiffness of r. wrist-joint.
Ulceration at the nails.
Exfoliation of fingers (of finger-nails).
Deadness of fingers.
Sharp and lancinating (rheumatic) pains in hip-joints, as well as thighs and knees, chiefly at night, and during movement, and often with a sensation of coldness in diseased parts.
Tearing in the hip-joint and knee, agg. at night, or with pulsating pain, suppuration commencing.
Burning in nates.
Soreness between thighs and genitals.
Burning in periosteum of tibiae.
Drawing in tibia.
Great weakness, heaviness, and painful weariness in thighs and legs.
Weakness and giving way in knees, could scarcely stand.
Sensation of rigidity, of torpor and cramps in thighs.
Itching pimples on thighs.
OEdematous, transparent swelling, of thighs and legs.
Dropsical swelling of legs.
Tension in hams, as if tendons were too short.
Itching miliary eruption in legs.
Tetters on thighs and legs.
Contraction of legs, and cramps in calves of legs and toes.
Swelling of instep or heels, with sharp or shooting pains.
Wrenching pains in foot.
Coldness and sweat in feet.
Painful swelling of metatarsal bones.
Swelling of toes.
Ulceration at nails.≡ more ...