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Phosphoricum Acidum - Extremities, Limbs symptoms - Hahnemann

Phosphoric Acid, Phos acid, Acid Phos, Phos ac, Phos-ac, Phosph-ac, Phos. ac, Acidum phosphoricum, Ph-ac.

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HPUS indication of Phosphoricum Acidum: Headache

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


Extremities, limbs

On the arm, here and there, and on the shoulder, burning as from red-hot coals.

Weakness in the arm, so that it trembled, in the forenoon.

The (injured) arm becomes stiff and pains at every movement; the hand becomes heavy as lead; the ulcer throbs and stings and in the ball of the thumb and in the fingers, there is a tearing and stinging pain; in the hand, internally, a painful burning, and when the arm is allowed to hand down, the blood shoots down into the hand.

Drawing in both arms, down from the top of the shoulder.

In the upper arm and itching stitch, not removed by scratching.

Muscular twitching in the upper arm, removed by moving.

Painful twitching tearing in the arms, in the fingers, and in the limbs, generally.

Paralytic squeezing pressure on the upper arms, aggravated by touching.

Sensation of icy cold on the right upper arm.

Drawing in the upper arm, from the elbow toward the shoulder.

In the elbow-joints, a burning sensation.

Pain in the elbow-joint, when touched.

Drawing cutting in the joints of the elbows and the hands, and in the posterior finger-joints.

The fore-arms are painful as if bruised, when resting them upon the table.

Squeezing pressure on the fore-arm, inward and downward.

Painfully squeezing heaviness in right fore-arm.

Sharply shooting boring on the inner side of the left fore-arm, near the bend of the elbow, worst while at rest.

Paralytic pain on the outer side of the fore-arm, below the elbow; it does not, however, impede the movement of the arm.

In the wrist, a sensation of stiffness and squeezing, aggravated by moving.

Pinching squeezing between the metacarpal bones of the right hand, as if they were squeezed together.

Tearing rolling up and down, at times with stitches in the bones of the hands, the fingers and the fore-arms.

Pinching pain above the right wrist-joint.

Tearing transversely across the right wrist.

Drawing shooting in the palms.

Increased warmth in both the palms.

Trembling of the hands in writing, with formication and itching therein.

Itching on the dorsa of both the hands, increased by scratching.

Exostosis between the metacarpal bones, very painful, especially by night, most of all when touched.

Rough, shriveled, dry skin on the hands.

In the finger-joints; stitches.

Tearing in the fingers, especially in the joints, with tension on moving them, as if the tendons were too short.

Violent sharply shooting tearing in the posterior phalanx of the right middle finger.

Cramp-like pain in the fingers of the left hand, unaffected by motion.

Painfully pressive drawing on the little finger, especially in the joint, going off by clinching the finger into the hand.

Intermitting dull stitches in the ball of the thumb.

Fine shooting through the dorsum of the right thumb, extending under the nail.

Inflammation and suppuration behind the finger-nail.

Erosive itching on the left middle finger, soon returning after scratching.

Dying off of one side of the left index during the chill, with sharp demarkation.

The fingers go to sleep, become cold, yellow and shriveled, while the pulse is slow, very small and hardly perceptible.

Numbness of the finger-tips.

Deep-seated, hard, itching vesicles in the ball of the thumb.

Red spots, like pimples, on the dorsa of the fingers, without sensation.

Little red pimples, as large as a pin's head, on and between the fingers; without any sensation, for five days; at last a white apex forms in their middle joint. (aft. 11 d.).

On the nates, a furuncle.

Cramp-like drawing in the left natis, while walking.

Itching twitching in both the glutei muscles.

Itching on the right hip.

The hip-joint is painful as if broken, while walking and when touching it.

Pain in the hip-joint, when rising from one's seat.

Cramp in the hip-joint, tearing through the whole thigh, unbearable while eating and sitting.

Tensive and bruised pain in the hip-joint, worst when moving.

Heaviness and paralysis in the hip-joint, when starting to walk after sitting; it goes off after some exercise.

Both the thighs and the legs ache as if bruised, when walking.

Tearing on the lower limb, from the thigh down into the big toe.

Heaviness, which soon becomes painful, in all the joints of the lower limbs.

Rheumatic paralytic sensation of the whole of the left leg.

The lower limbs go to sleep, while sitting down.

On the thigh, a dull pressure.

Pressive cramp-like pain in the right thigh.

Tearing on the upper part of the thigh, as if coming up from the hough.

Tearing pressure on the upper part and the outer side of the thigh and of the tibia.

Burning sensation in the posterior muscles of the thighs, while standing, it goes off when walking.

Severe stitches in the thighs, on moving, but most when sitting down and when rising from a seat.

Boring dull stitch in the left thigh, near the abdominal ring, while at rest.

Bruised pain in the muscles of the thighs.

Bruised pain, transversely across the middle of the thighs; they feel as if they would give way in walking; so that he reels.

The thighs feel as if beaten all over; he can hardly drag himself along; worse after sleeping.

The glands of the thighs are painfully swollen, he cannot stretch his legs.

Weariness and anxious restlessness in the thighs, while sitting; he has to keep moving his feet.

Sharp pressure in the muscles of the right thigh, extending to the knee.

Painfully pulsating twitchings from the middle of the thigh to the knee.

Pressure on the thighs, one hand's breadth above each knee.

Pressive squeezing above the knee, on the outer side of the thigh.

Distending pain in the tendons of the houghs, worse when moving, also when touching them.

Painful drawing deep in the left knee and down toward the tibia, while walking; when the body in walking, rests upon this lower limb.

Shooting pain in the right patella, worst when moving.

Violently itching pimples on the knee and on the calf, by day, and especially by night in bed, with burning after scratching; the pimples became confluent, spread about and readily became bleeding ulcers.

Pressure in the legs, below the two knees.

Dull, squeezing pressure, just below the left knee, every five or six minutes for two to six seconds.

Spasmodic drawing in the leg, also by night in bed; by day she had to get up and walk on account of it; by night she had to lay the limb now in one position, now in another.

Perceptible pulsation in the left leg, when at rest.

Itching erosion on the left leg, soon recurring more strongly after scratching; to which it incites.

Weariness in the legs, while walking.

Formication on the right leg.

On the tibia, itching.

Pressive pain in the right tibia, while at rest; disappearing in walking.

Nocturnal burning tearing in the tibia, from above downward.

Sharp lancinations on the lower part of the tibia.

In the calf, cutting shooting, downward.

Spasmodic pinching in the left calf, relieved for a time by friction.

In the ankle, a dull, paralytic pain when at rest, with a cracking sound when moving it.

Pain, as if from a strain, in the ankle, even in the morning in bed.

Cramp-like pains in the feet, from moving.

Tensive, shooting pain on the right inner ankle, extending up the tibia.

Tension and going to sleep in the fore part of the right foot and the toes, when walking.

Squeezing pressure on the soles of the feet.

Violent, jerky stitches on the sole of the right foot.

Intermitting pressure on the sole of the left foot, toward the big toe.

Shooting in the sole of the foot, and the heel, and leaden heaviness therein, while at rest.

The heels and the balls of the toes are painful as if sore, when treading.

Excoriative pain on the outer side of the right foot, in the morning.

Burning shooting in the soles of the feet, especially in the evening; in the morning there is only burning therein.

Burning in the feet and the soles of the feet.

Burning in the soles of the feet and in the head.

Burning heat of the soles of the feet, with excoriation between the toes.

Constant coldness of the legs from the ankles to the calves.

The left foot is quite numb, senseless and dead, solely when walking.

Severe itching on the ankle, the spot becomes red from scratching.

Itching on the heels.

In the ball of the left big toe, tearing stitches.

Squeezing pressure on the two last toes of the right foot.

Continuous boring stitch in the left little toe, both in rest and in motion.

All the toes are painful, as if ulcerated.

A nail grown into the flesh causes inflammation and pain.

Swelling of the knuckle of the big toe with burning and beating; when touched there are gashes as from a knife, causing the toe to twitch; even fear of approach to it and also hiccupping, excite these pains.

Water blisters on the balls of the toes.

In the corns, shooting, and burning, for eight days.

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