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Natrum Arsenicum - Extremities, Limbs symptoms - T.F. Allen

Arseniate Of Sodium, Natrum Arsenicatum, Natrum Arsenicicum, Natrum Ars, Natrium arsenicosum, Natrum Arsenicosum, Nat-a.

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HPUS indication of Natrum Arsenicum: Nasal cataarh

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

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Extremities, limbs


The neuralgic pains in the extremities produced by the drug reappeared frequently during the first year. At times they were quite severe, and would remain for several days at a time. Recently they have not given me any trouble,

Joints feel stiff (fiftieth day),

Aching in all the limbs (eleventh day),

Rheumatic pains in the limbs, especially the lower, running from hip to toes, and worse when at rest, and better when moving; these pains remain a few moments in muscles supplied by the sciatic nerve; pains most severe in flexor muscles of thighs and legs (twenty-second day),

The pains in the extremities wander about, showing a preference for the joints and for the left side, but not restricted to that side (forty-sixth day),


Upper extremities

Neuralgic pains from axilla to small finger, along inner part of arm, forearm, and hand, at 9. A.M. (thirty-eighth day),

For the past five days a weary aching on raising the arm; an aching is felt through the whole left arm; the aching is worse from pressure and motion (thirty-sixth day),

Rheumatic aching in right arm, principally in shoulder and wrist (second day),


Shoulder-joint cracks when elevating or depressing the arm. The pain felt in shoulder passes down the course of the median nerve to the finger end (thirty-sixth day),


The flexor muscles of the left forearm on holding anything in the hand with the arm flexed became stiff (thirty-sixth day),

Occasional little flying pains in the fingers, palms of the hands, and forearm (fifteenth day),

During morning had an aching pain in the flexor muscles of the left forearm near their insertion at the elbow, while riding (thirty-eighth day),

Pain from the tips of the fourth and fifth fingers to elbow of left arm (forty-sixth day),


Frequently recurring sharp stitches along the palmar surface of the fourth metacarpal bone, between the carpal and phalangeal bones, articulating with that bone. Same in both hands, but not in both hands at same time (eighteenth day),

The metacarpo-phalangeal bone of the right index finger is sore on pressure, so much so as to make it painful to hold the pencil for any time; was never troubled in this way before taking the medicine (thirty-sixth day),


Nervous twitching in middle and index fingers of left hand (forty-first day),

Pain in second phalangeal joints of fingers (twenty-second day),

Rheumatic pain in right forefinger (twenty-seventh day),

Sharp pains in right little finger, at 9.45 A.M. (ninth day),

Sharp stitches along the palmar surface of the fourth metacarpal bone, between the carpal and phalangeal bones, felt in both hands, but not in both at the same time. The lower extremities feel heavy. On commencing to move, pain and soreness in the right knee-joint. Dull pain on the inside of the popliteal space of the right leg, accompanied by a disagreeable feeling through the muscular part of the posterior portion of the leg, which passed off while walking. Cramp in plantar surface of right foot. Aching in the anterior part of the thigh, extending to the leg and ankle, beginning slightly, and growing worse, till a restless, uneasy feeling was produced,


Lower extremities

Lower extremities feel heavy (fourth day),

Pain in left iliac region, hip, and knee-joint, with an occasional twinge in right knee,

Lower limbs ache. Pain is in the flexor muscles (twenty-third day),


Pain in left hip-joint (forty-sixth day), ; when walking (ninth day),

Pain in left hip-joint and inner aspect of thigh (tenth day),

Pain in left hip-joint and along thigh in course of crural nerve, feeling as if the part had been bruised; worse when commencing to move the part, but better from continuing to move it,


A weary feeling from the crest of the ilium down the outer side of both thighs to the knees, as if he had been taking too much exercise. Began in afternoon (fifteenth day),

Aching in thighs (twenty-first day),

An aching for a short time, about midday, in anterior and inner part of left thigh (twelfth day),

An aching commenced at 3 P.M., in the anterior part of the thigh, extending to the leg and ankle in front, beginning slightly and growing worse till a restless uneasy feeling was produced, which lasted till he retired for the night, at 9.30 P.M., but did not prevent sleep, and was gone in morning (sixteenth day),

Rheumatic pains shooting from the acetabulum down to the knee, lasting but a few seconds, worse on moving about (third day),

Thigh sore (fiftieth day),

Pain and soreness on inner side of left thigh, from the inguinal region to the inner edge of the popliteal space; felt also in a slight degree in the other thigh (twentieth day),

Pain and soreness in posterior part of both thighs in course of sciatic nerve, felt most when walking (fifth day),

Extensor muscles of thigh feel sore (seventh day),

The muscles on anterior part of thigh are painful when walking, and tender when touched (forty-sixth day),


Right knee-joint cracked frequently when flexed, at night (fiftieth day),

Pain in both knee-joints (ninth day),

Pain in left knee-joint, before rising in morning (third day),

Severe pain in left knee-joint, at 9.35 A.M. (forty-sixth day),

Had, before rising, a severe cramplike pain in lower part of popliteal space at junction of heads of gastrocnemius muscle, and running down the muscle a short distance, and gradually subsiding during the morning (twenty-fifth day),

On commencing to move, pain and soreness in right knee-joint (sixth day),


Pain all day in flexor muscles of leg during motion, as if bruised (twenty-fifth day),

Dull rheumatic feeling extending from right knee to ankle, with cracking of knee-joint when flexed or extended (thirty-sixth day),

Sticking in the tibia, when walking (thirteenth and fifteenth day),


A corn has appeared on the bottom of the right small toe (thirty-sixth day),

A severe pain shot through the metatarso-phalangeal articulation of the fourth and small toes of the right foot, running out to the end of the toes, causing him to limp; pain resembles that of a sprain, but the foot has not been injured in any way, at 8.40 P.M. (twenty-fourth day),

Bruised sensation externally over the metatarso-phalangeal articulation of small toe (third day),

Continue to feel badly, though the medicine has been done for four days (eleventh day),

The neuralgic pains in the lower extremities have returned at intervals, apparently without any exciting causes; they appear chiefly in the left thigh, leg, and foot, and the nerves supplying the flexor muscles are alone affected,

Dull cutting pain, lasting about five minutes at a time, and coming about every half hour, is felt along and about the length of Poupart's ligament, occurring on both sides at the same time. After the subsidence of the pain, a sickening sensation is felt in the left testicle, as if caused by a blow, and lasting about ten minutes. During the time this sensation lasted the testicle was extremely sensitive to the touch, even of the clothing, but this sensitiveness passed away each time the pain subsided. Urine light-colored, and increased in quantity,


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