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Phosphorus - Extremities, Limbs symptoms - T.F. Allen

Phosphurus, Phosphorous, Phosphor, Phosphur, Phosph, Phos.

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HPUS indication of Phosphorus: Hoarseness
Common symptoms: Hoarseness, Apprehension, Bruises, Burns, Fear.

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


Extremities, limbs


Convulsions of the limbs (second day),

Trembling and convulsive movements of the limbs,

Stretching of the limbs and chest in the morning, in bed,

Convulsive movements, with contractions of the extremities (third day),

Violent spasmodic pains in the upper and lower extremities (fourth day),

Spasmodic movements of the upper and lower extremities,

Could not extend my limbs, but lay with them drawn up,

Paralysis of all the limbs, in the morning, in bed, disappearing after rising,

Loss of power in all the limbs, especially in the joints, and as if paralyzed, with good appetite,

Great weakness of the limbs, especially of the thighs, in the morning, soon after rising,

Great weakness in the limbs, for more than three weeks,

Weakness and prostration in the extremities, especially in the knee-joints, with slight sticking and burning in them, worse in the morning after rising, and aggravated by rest, relieved by walking, for several days,

Constant weakness in the arm and knee-joints,

Weakness in all the limbs (third day),

Weakness and prostration in all the limbs (first day),

Great feebleness of the limbs,

Feeling of fatigue in the limbs, in the evening (first day),

Very painful sensation of lassitude in the arms and limbs (second day),

Prostration of the limbs,

The hands and feet seem prostrated,

The limbs frequently fall asleep,

The arms and legs easily fall asleep,

Falling asleep of the arms and feet at night, that woke her,

Falling asleep of the hands and feet,

The hands, feet, and nose seem stiffened,

The hands and feet feel paralyzed, in the morning, after rising,

The hands and feet feel dead,

Numbness of the extremities (second day),

Indolence in the limbs, especially in the forenoon,

Indolence and heaviness in the limbs,

The hands and feet are as heavy as lead,

Heaviness in the joints of the arms and knees,

Heaviness in the extremities, in the morning, before rising,

Heaviness of the limbs, during a storm,

Heaviness of the limbs (seventeenth day),

The extremities became as heavy as lead, and at last paralyzed, with pains in the muscles (fourth day),

Heaviness in the limbs, back, lower extremities, almost only in the morning, on waking,

Very unpleasant fulness and heaviness of the limbs,

Heaviness of the hands and feet,

He experienced all night severe pains in both the upper and lower limbs; these pains, which he compares to cramps, persist all the time, but undergo occasional exacerbations, during which the muscles are stiffly contracted (second night),

Pain in all the limbs,

Pains in the extremities, causing loud cries (eighth day),

At the expiration of three days the pains seemed to leave my bowels and settle in my joints, producing a crackling noise on motion,

Transient pains in the joints,

Pains in the limbs,

All the joints are painful, mostly on motion,

Bruised pain in all the limbs,

Bruised pain and heaviness in the left knee and elbow,

Bruised feeling in the extremities, on going upstairs,

Drawing-pressive pains in one or another joint, worse during rest, relieved by motion,

Drawing pains in the limbs,

Drawing pains in the joints, after rising, in the morning,

Drawing in the arms and lower extremities, with weeping mood (after thirteen days),

Violent drawing in the right arm and leg, at night,

Cramps, with lancinations and contractions of the arms and limbs (first night),

Cramps in the extremities (after ten to twelve days),

Painful cramps in the limbs, calves, and feet (second day),

Excessively painful cramps in the limbs (twentieth day),

Tearing in the right forearm and knee, as soon as she becomes cold,

While in a state of rest, the muscles of the whole body, but especially those of the extremities seemed to be twitching to and fro, though they were not painful; different muscles or bundles of muscles twitched at different periods; at times the twitching stopped, but it was easily excited by contact,

Slight tremulous sensation in all the limbs, as after emotional excitement,

Transient sticking and pressive sensations in one or another joint,

Needle-like stitches caused by pressure of the finger, in both the upper and lower extremities (fourth day),

A feeling as if dislocated in all the limbs, on rapid motion,

Sensation as though a fluid ran from the trunk into the limbs, especially into the knees, elbows, and wrists,

Burning in the hands and lower extremities,

Frequent crawling in the limbs,

Crawling and numbness in the limbs was noticed for a long time after the proving,

Beating pain in the heels, at night; she was obliged to rub them till warm, which gave relief,


Upper extremities

Weakness of the arms, so that she could not rest them (after sixteen days),

Weakness in the joints of the arms, with distended veins in the hands,

Paralysis of the left arm (tenth day),

The arms become numb, while working,

Falling asleep of the left arm, with numbness of the fingers (without coldness) and contraction of them, especially in the morning, after which the arm is quite weak,

The arm, upon which the head was resting, fell asleep,

Falling asleep of the right arm, in the morning (after eight days),

Falling asleep of the arms,

Sensation as though the right arm were asleep, in the evening,

Heaviness of the right arm, so that he could not raise it as easily as usual, as if the shoulder-joint were stiff (half an hour after first dose),

Heaviness of the whole right arm, and when it hung down a sensation as if it were drawn downward (eighth day),

Heaviness of the right arm during and after washing (fourteenth day),

Remarkable heaviness of the right arm, noticed on writing, soon after rising, in the morning (seventeenth day),

Heaviness of the arm while writing (twenty-third day),

Heaviness of the whole right arm, with such great stiffness and pressure in the right shoulder, on washing, brushing the teeth, and on combing the hair, in the morning, that I was obliged to let the arm hang down (twenty-sixth day),

Violent pain, extending from the left shoulder-bone to the muscles of the arm, both above and below the elbow, with coldness at the back of the hand, and terminating with pricking at the finger-ends,

Pain, sensation of numbness, and loss of power in the right arm, mostly about the elbow-joint, in the evening, when lying down in bed, disappearing on changing the position of the part, though soon afterwards returning, and so frequently repeated,

Paralytic sore pain in the arm, with trembling, if she holds anything in the hands,

Pain, as from a sprain, in the right arm,

Transient pains in the arm (nineteenth day),

Drawing tension in the muscles of the arms, extending from the shoulders half way down the forearms,

Drawing pain in the whole arm, increasing in the evening,

Drawing and tearing in the arms,

Tearing in the left arm and hand,

Dull tearing in the bones of the right arm and hand,

Tearing in the right arm,

Shooting, like an electric pain, down the right arm into the little finger,

Constant crawling and an asleep sensation in the right arm,


Swelling of the axillary glands, with burning pain in the skin of the arm,

Glandular swelling, the size of a hazelnut, in the left axilla, suppurated and discharged,

Glandular swelling in the right axilla, increased to the size of a turkey's egg, hard and painful, in the afternoon and during the night, less towards morning; in about a week suppurated, and discharged a quantity of thin, bloody pus; pain was of a stitching and dull character; discharge became offensive before healing,

Heaviness in the shoulders and arms (after two days),

Stiffness of the right shoulder, a kind of tension, extending up to the occiput (third day),

A tensive pressive sensation in the deltoid and upper dorsal muscles, extending up the nape of the neck (eighth day),

Tension and pressure in the muscles of the shoulder and nape of the neck of the right side (fourteenth day),

Tension, stiffness, and heaviness of the right shoulder, so great that the arm must be allowed to hang down for some time, while brushing the teeth (twentieth day),

Feeling of stiffness and pressure in the shoulder, with heaviness of the arm, on washing, in the morning (twenty-third day),

Tension and pressure in the shoulder, with a feeling of stiffness, especially noticed on raising the arm to comb the hair or brush the teeth, so that I was obliged to let the arm hang down; this tension lasted nearly the whole morning (twenty-fifth day),

Pains in the region of the right shoulder (third day),

Pain, as from a sprain, in the right shoulder, especially on raising the arm,

Rheumatic pain in the right shoulder, extending to the upper ribs, lasting an hour (after seven days),

Dull painful stitch in the left shoulder, after dinner, disappearing on motion, with long, consequent, painful sensitiveness of the part,

Rheumatic pain in the right shoulder, in the morning, after waking (after thirty-six hours),

Pain in the shoulder-joints, after walking in the open air,

The shoulder is painful on touch and motion,

Slight burning pressive sensation in the right shoulder-joint, especially on raising the arm, while washing (after 10 drops, eighth day),

Pressure and drawing in the shoulders,

Boring in the right shoulder, after dinner, aggravated by motion, relieved by rest,

Tearing in the left shoulder, especially at night, in bed,

Tearing in the left shoulder, also in the joints, at times, with tearing in the knee, mostly after dinner,

Dull stitches, extending broadly from each other, under both axillae,

Tearing in the left shoulder, with headache,

Cracking in the shoulder-joint,

Stitches in the axillae, extending through the shoulders,

Sticking and stitches in the right shoulder,

Upper Arm.

Great weakness of the upper arms,

Painful pressure in the periosteum of the humerus and radius, like a bone-pain (after six hours),

Tearing in the outer surface of the right upper arm, appearing after rubbing the forearm, together with visible twitching,

Tearing in the upper arm,

At 3 P.M., the pain in the knees gone, and now feel some of it in the left arm above the elbow,

Rheumatic pain in the right upper arm, after a slight cold,

Bruised pain in the right upper arm, while sitting,

Bruised pain in the left humerus, extending up and down, from the elbow to the shoulder, while sitting,


The elbow-joint is painful, as if broken,

A blow and jerking in the condyles of the elbow, while sitting,

Gnawing pain in the right elbow, extending towards the shoulder, while sitting,

Tearing and boring in the elbow-joint, extending towards the shoulder,

Tearing and drawing in the right elbow-joint,

Tearing and sticking in the right elbow,

Stitches in the elbow-joints, after a fright, and then also in an abraded spot on the foot,


Prostration and weakness, especially in the forearms,

Slight pressive pain in the muscles on the ulnar side of the right forearm, while washing, in the morning, followed by heaviness of the whole arm (second day),

Drawing pain in the right arm, extending from the elbow to the knuckles, with some nausea and ravenous hunger,

Bruised pain in the right radius,

Violent tearing on the inner side of the left forearm, as if the skin would be rubbed off, in the morning,

Tearing, extending from the elbow along the inner side of the forearm down towards the thumb-joint, as if the bone would be torn out, disappearing after rubbing,

Tearing in the forearms, especially about the wrists,

Paralytic tearing in the bones of the right forearm on the dorsal surface of the metacarpus that once extended into the humerus; after a few hours (towards evening), the whole dorsal surface of the right hand felt numb for awhile (first day),


Swelling of the wrist, with throbbing in it as in an ulcer, with tearing, extending into the fingers, even during rest, and still worse on moving the wrist, that was stiff (after taking cold (?)),

Acute stitches in the wrists, during rest (after seventeen days),

Tearing in the wrists, with paralytic weakness, in the evening,

Pain, as from a sprain, in the wrist,


He did not die, but his hands ever afterwards remained paralyzed,

Paralysis of both hands and fingers, lasting only half an hour (fifth day),

Paroxysms of contraction of both hands, accompanied by tearing pains in the extremities (appearing like hysterical attacks), (third day),

Rapid swelling of the hands and fingers,

Rush of blood into the hands (and head), as if coming from the stomach, with injected veins on the backs of the hands,

Trembling of the hands,

Trembling of the hands, so that he was unable to write,

Trembling of the hands, so that he was unable to write down his symptoms (seventh day),

Trembling of the hands, in the morning,

Heaviness and trembling of the hands while allowing them to hang down, with redness and distended veins, and a feeling as if blood were forced into them,

Hands and arms restless (sixth day),

Falling asleep of the right hand, in the morning, in bed (after nine days),

Falling asleep of both hands, in the morning on waking; there was a sensation of numbness (twenty-first day),

At times his hands seem paralyzed for several hours,

Sensation of numbness on the flexor surface of the right hand (first day),

Acute sensation of stiffness in the hands, especially in the middle finger of the right hand (twenty-fifth day),

Drawing in the right hand (second day),

Drawing in the hands and fingers, after wetting the hands with warm water,

Tearing in the hands, especially in the knuckles, mostly at night, in bed,

Tearing in the metacarpal bones,

Pressive pain in the right metacarpal bones (second day),

Tearing and cracking in the hands and wrists,

Deepseated and very severe pains in the bones of the left hand and fingers (third day),

Burning and sticking in a spot on the inner margin of the right hand,

Burning sensation in the hands, without external heat,


Paralysis of the fingers; she had the power of feeling, but could scarcely move them,

From time to time the fingers are drawn bent, as from cramp,

Jerking of certain fingers,

Swelling of one finger, with pain, mostly when pressed,

Swelling of the first joint of the thumb, painful when touched, and a tensive pain, as if sprained on motion,

Weakness and jerking in one finger, all day,

Violent jerking in the left little finger,

Paralytic jerking of the right thumb at times, while writing, so that he could scarcely hold a pen,

Contraction of the adductors of the thumb and flexors of the index finger (fifth day),

Frequent sensation of stiffness and swelling in the right finger-joints, so that she could not use the needle,

Numbness and insensibility in the fingers, of one hand, with falling asleep of those of the other; the middle finger of the right hand was quite numb, dead, bloodless, and cold, in moderately cold air,

Sensation of numbness in the tip of the right little finger and thumb (first day),

My fingers were all thumbs,

Heaviness in the tips of the fingers,

Tension in the fourth and fifth fingers of both hands, as if sprained,

Tension in the fingers of the left hand,

Gnawing sensation in the second phalanx of the right middle finger (fourteenth day),

Pain, as from a sprain or wrench, in the first joint of the thumb, on motion,

Pain, as from a sprain, in the thumb, on grasping anything,

Pain, as from a sprain, in the finger-joints (after six days),

Acute sticking pain in the bone in the ball of the right little finger (first day),

Pressive pain in the right middle finger and elbow,

A pressive sensation in the extensor digiti medii, extending up into the middle of the forearm (fourteenth day),

Cramplike drawing and tearing in the little finger,

Tearing in the right little finger,

Transient tearing in the knuckles and thumbs,

A kind of burning sticking in the tips of the fingers of the right hand, repeated several times, in the evening (second day),

Slight burning, moving back and forth, along the bone of the second phalanx of the right index finger (after fourteen days),

Crawling in all the fingers of the right hand, and in the index finger and thumb of the left hand, and in the outer toes of the right foot, and in the red portion of the upper lip; in the right thumb there was also, at times, a sensation of warmth (second day),

Numb crawling in the ungual phalanges of the right little finger and thumb (first day),

Numb crawling in the tips of the fingers of the right hand in the left thumb, and in the right little toe (first day),


Lower extremities

Swelling of the lower extremities disappeared (after nineteen days),

Gait so unsteady that she thought she would fall at every step,

Spasmodic contraction of the lower extremities, so that she could not stretch them out, during the menses,

Great uneasiness in the lower extremities, with icy-cold hands, especially in the evening,

Weakness and weariness in the lower extremities, especially on ascending steps,

Much weakness and prostration, especially in the lower extremities and knees, with a feeling of looseness in the knee-joints, so that he could scarcely stand, at times relieved by walking,

Weariness in the lower extremities, in the morning,

Great weakness of the lower extremities; she easily falls down,

Lower extremities very sensitive to touch,

Sensation as though she had been deprived of the lower extremities, although their sensibility and motility remained intact (second day),

Muscles of the lower extremities, especially of the thighs, exceedingly painful to pressure (eighth day),

Falling asleep of the left lower extremity, without cause, in the morning,

Very paralyzed sensation in the right lower extremity, at night,

Complete insensibility of the lower extremities and of the body, as far up as the chest (fifth day),

Pain in the lower extremities, in the morning, on rising, as after a long walk,

Bruised pain in the lower extremities, as from excessive weariness, at night,

Drawing pains in the lower extremities, extending from the knees to the tips of the toes; putting one leg over the other in bed caused most violent pain (third day),

Heaviness in the lower extremities (after four days),

Tearing in the lower extremities,

Tightness in the whole right lower extremity, even during rest,

Tension in the lower extremities and a pressive stiff pain in the left lower extremity,

Cramplike contraction in both lower extremities and feet, with jerking,

On attempting to walk my feet and limbs seemed swollen and glued to the floor,


Painful paralyzed sensation in the left hip in the evening, so that he could step upon it with difficulty, though without trouble while sitting and lying,

A feeling in the right hip as if it were held tightly, without pain, while sitting,

The right hip-joint was painful,

Violent pain in the region of the right hip (after half an hour),

Pain, as if sprained, in the hips,

Dull pain in the hip-joints, as from a hard bed; at night, in bed, was obliged to change his position constantly; it soon disappeared, in the morning, after rising,

A violent stitch in the right hip, extending to the chest,

Stitches in the left hip, disappearing on rubbing, after dinner,


Soreness on the inner portion of the thighs,

Violent pressive pain on the left ischium, on sitting a long time,

Bruised pain in the middle of the thigh; the place is painful to touch, so that he cannot walk on account of pain,

Very severe bruised pain in the muscles of the thighs,

Momentary tearing pain in the left thigh, extending up from the knee,

Pain in the tendons of the semi-membranous and semi-tendinosus,

Drawing pain in the thighs, relieved by walking, which he was obliged to do,

Violent drawing back and forth in the thigh, during the midday rest,

The nates are painful, as if suppurating, on sitting a long time,

Visible painful jerking in one natis and thigh,

Dull pain, extending along the posterior surface of the thigh, from the lumbar region to the knee, as after great exertion in lifting, worse during rest, and becoming so violent that she was obliged to leave company and return home, relieved by moving about,

Transient pressive and boring pains, as if in the bones of the left thigh and leg (twenty-fifth day),

Rhythmical tearing on the posterior portion of the thigh, in the evening, after lying down,

Tearing jerking on the posterior portion of the thigh superiorly, extending to the knee, during and after walking in the open air, every four minutes, with sore pain in the part when touched,

Burning in the thigh, very much aggravated by touch,

Sticking and burning in the right thigh, just above the knee, at short intervals, disappearing on rubbing, while sitting,

Twitching in the nates,

Pulsation in the nates,


Knees drawn up (sixth day),

Trembling of the knees,

Rheumatic symptoms in the left knee, making it difficult to go upstairs; on suddenly bending the knee she experienced tightness of the tendons, and the internal condyle of the thigh was sensitive to pressure,

Feeling of rheumatism in the knees and small of the back,

Heaviness in the hollows of the knees,

Cramplike tensive sensation in the hollows of the knees, lasting all day,

Goutlike tension in the knees, as if sprained; they are hot to touch,

Tightness of the tendons under the knees, as if they were too short, while walking,

Paralyzed feeling in the left knee,

Spasmodic drawing in the knee, when walking,

Drawing from the left knee to the foot (after twenty days),

Drawing pain from the knees to the feet,

Drawing from the knee to the foot, in the evening, always followed by painful jerking (after fifteen days),

Tearing in the knees and patellae, at times, as if in the bones, sometimes disappearing on rubbing, also after dinner,

Tearing pain, extending from the knee to the back of the foot, with falling asleep of the anterior portion of the left foot, disappearing on rubbing,

Tearing in the knees, in the open air, several evenings,

Violent tearing, extending from the knee-joint to the inner side of the calf, as if the flesh would be torn from the bone, disappearing on rubbing, after dinner

Tearing in the hollow of the right knee, at night,

Pain, as from a sprain, in the left knee,

Dull pain about the right knee-joint,

Slight pain, like rheumatism, in both knees, in the morning,

Stitches in the knees, by paroxysms, at night,

A stitch on the inner surface of the right knee on every step, but on raising the limb while sitting, a bruised pain; it disappears on rising from the seat,


Trembling of the legs like a shuddering,

Sudden red inflamed swelling and smarting pain between the calf and hollow of the knee,

Very marked hyperaesthesia of the legs (fourth day),

Anasarca of the lower extremities made its appearance (after about two weeks); became excessive in the course of three or four days, but disappeared entirely in the space of a fortnight,

An unusual sensation in the leg, like a falling asleep, when riding one leg over the other,

Legs feel heavy and weary,

Very remarkable sensation of numbness in the left leg, from the knee to the toes, with at times a sensation as if hot blood circulated through it,

Numbness of the right leg, as if fallen asleep, without formication,

Numbness of the left leg, while lying on the left side; relieved by lying on the back or right side,

After sitting a long time the legs become numb and insensible, disappearing on moving about,

Falling asleep, extending from the calves to the feet, as if the circulation were arrested by a tight band below the knee,

Great sensitiveness of the muscles of the calves (fourth day),

Violent pain in the bend of the left leg,

Muscles of the calves very painful to pressure (sixth day),

Muscles, especially of the calves, painful (fourth day),

Paralytic drawing pain in the malleoli, extending up to the knee,

Pain in the tibiae, on walking,

Bruised pain in the periosteum of the tibiae, that is always sore to touch,

Bruised pain in the tibiae,

Cramp in the legs,

Cramp in the calves, followed by jerking in the legs, on stretching them out, when walking,

Cramp in the calves, ; (sixth day),

Cramp in the feet and legs (first night),

Rhythmical tearing in the left tibia, in the forepart above the foot, in the morning, on waking,

Tension in the right calf, when walking,

Tearing stitches, extending down the tibia,


Pain in the ankle, as if sprained, on walking; tension on stepping upon it (after four days),

The ankle is easily sprained and wrenched, when stepping,

Pain in the left ankle, extending up to the calf,

Painful feeling in left instep,

Swelling of the tendon by the right malleolus,

Stitches in the malleoli, often lasting for hours, so unpleasant that she complained of them, relieved by motion,

Violent stitches in the left ankle,

Sticking pain in the right malleolus, about which it is swollen; she could not step on account of the pain,

Tearing in the left malleolus, at night, so that he could not sleep,


Swelling of the feet, in the evening (after seven days),

Swelling of one foot,

Swelling of the feet, even in the morning,

Swelling of the feet, on walking,

Heaviness of the feet, as if swollen,

Heaviness of the feet (after eleven hours),

Heaviness of the feet; walking was less vigorous, with frequent stumbling over an uneven path (fifth day),

Heaviness of the feet, so that walking was difficult,

Heaviness of the feet, so that standing was troublesome; he was obliged to sit,

Weariness and heaviness of the feet,

Weakness and a sensation of falling asleep in the feet, with great uneasiness,

An unusual sensation of numbness in the feet, especially when crossing them, while sitting (twenty-fifth day),

Pains in the feet (fifth day),

Dull drawing in the right metatarsal bones (second day),

Jerkings and lightnings in the feet,

The feet and toes, formerly frozen, began to be very painful, especially in the shoes, while walking (after forty-eight hours),

Falling asleep of the left foot when riding it over the other leg,

Paralyzed feeling in the feet,

Transient sensation of numbness in both feet,

Tearing pains in the feet,

Violent tearing and sticking in the feet, so that he was unable to sleep, at night,

Stitches in the swollen feet,

Pain in the soles, on walking; they are red,

Constant inclination to cramp in the soles and toes,

Cramp in the soles (after three days),

Pain in the soles, as if she had walked too far,

Tearing stitches in the soles of both feet,

Jerking in the feet, with crawling cramp in the soles,

Distressing sensation of dryness in the soles (after twenty-seven days),

Tearing and sticking in the soles, so that he could not step upon them,

Tearing on the inner margins of the left sole, extending from the heel, while sitting,

Cramp in the soles,

Tension in the heels, in the morning, in bed,

Crawling in both heels,

The corns on the heels are painfully sensitive to the slightest pressure, even to the bed covering,


Chilblains appear in March (after nine days),

Old corns on the little toe begin to be painful, also the toe swells,

Stitches in the corns, that afterwards disappear,

Increased pain, accompanied with swelling and an inflamed appearance all around the joint of the left large toe (after twenty hours),

The great toe is painful, as if frozen,

Stitches in the corns, while walking,

Pain in the corns, which pierces through the bone and marrow,

Violent pain in the left great toe,

Acute pain in the joint of the left great toe (after one hour and a half),

Pressive pain and burning in the toes, that had been frozen, while in the shoes, on walking,

Tearing in the toes, while sitting, disappearing on rubbing,

Jerking in the left great toe, while sitting,

Violent sticking pressure, like a boring with a knife, in the corns,

A pricking sensation in the right great toe, increased while walking (after one hour and a half),

Violent stitches in the ball of the great toe, with inflammation in it,

Stitches in the left great toe, worse on motion, in the evening,

A violent stitch in the right great toe,


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