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

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


Extremities, limbs


Trembling in all the limbs, with tearing pain (after three hours),

An anxious tremulous sensation in the limbs,

Prostration of the limbs,

Weakness and weariness in the limbs, without feeling weary, in the morning after rising from bed (after twenty-four hours),

Jerking of the limbs or of the whole body, during sleep,

Jerking of one or another limb whenever touched, on falling asleep,

Drawing pains in the limbs and over the whole body, with anxious trembling,

Drawing tearing in one or another limb, with chilliness and coldness,

Drawing fine sticking pains in the limbs, especially in the joints, that are painful to touch as if beaten,

Simple pain in the limbs, especially in the joints, obliging him to stretch the body, with heat of the whole body, without thirst, in the morning in bed (after twelve and a thirty-six hours),

The limbs feel beaten,

The limbs upon which he lies while asleep seem asleep, with crawling, on waking,

The arm is painful, even while at rest, as if the humerus were beaten in the middle; the pain extended down into the thumb, so that she could not use it,

Bruised beaten feel in lower extremities (after some days),

Pain as if beaten, in the tibia, especially on turning the foot outward,

The soles of the feet are painful, as if beaten,


Upper extremities

Trembling of the left arm and foot, with tearing pain (after one hour),

Heaviness of the arm, with tearing pain in the elbow-joint on bending it, only during the day,

Sensation of numbness and heaviness in the arm on raising it, while holding anything with it, or in any way working with it,

When she raises the arm, she cannot get it down in the same way, it is a sickening kind of pain (after six to seven days),

The arm feels broken and dislocated, the pain being worse on pressure and from movement (after six to seven days),

Drawing pain in the arm, even while at rest, lasting the whole night, extending from the shoulder down into the fingers, which latter fall asleep, even to insensibility, though without becoming pale or cold,

Tearing-drawing pain in the arms, especially in the fingers, at night,

Drawing tensive pain in the inner portion of the arm, extending to the wrist,

Jerking-tearing pain in the arms (after three hours),

A burning pain in the arm, in the evening, with a sensation of dryness in the fingers (after forty-eight hours), (concerning the nightly occurrence of the symptoms see note to 500). Symptoms are seldom noticed about 4 P.M., and still more seldom in the morning, etc. -Hahnemann.

While coughing, a shooting a few times low down in the right arm,


Hard glandular swellings in right axilla, painful and throbbing (after three to four days),

Sensation of a heavy weight, and as of paralysis in the shoulder-joint, on attempting to raise the arm,

Pressure in the right shoulder-joint, (ninth day),

Sprained kind of feel from the right shoulder-joint down to the wrist, the elbow-joint not being affect (after six to seven days),

Pain in both shoulder-joints, so severe that she cannot even hold a cup in her hand (after six to seven days),

Pain in both shoulder-joints, in the evening (ninth and tenth days),

Pain like a pinching and heaviness, in the shoulder-joint (after sixty hours),

A pain in the shoulder on attempting to raise the arm,

Pain as from a sprain in the shoulder-joint, on bending the arm backward,

Drawing pains, extending from the shoulder to the wrist, in transient recurrent attacks,

Sticking rheumatic pain in the shoulder-joint, in the morning, on moving the arm or bending the head sideways (after eighteen hours),

A sticking pain in the shoulder-joint on rapid motion of the arm,

A jerking pain in the shoulder-joint (after four hours),

A constant tearing pain , in the shoulder-joint, that obliges him to move the arm, occurring in the morning on waking, and again after half an hour, and then disappearing on lying upon the painful arm,

Bubbling, a kind of tremulous sensation on the right shoulder, in the afternoon (after three days),

A jerking sensation in the shoulder-joint,

Burning runs from the shoulder down through the arm, at night,

(Some stitches in the axilla, while sitting),


Pain in the upper arm, when touched,

Tearing in the muscles of the upper arm (immediately),

Sticking pain in the upper arm,

Some stitches in the right deltoid muscle (after one hour),


Pain in the elbow-joint on moving it (after eighteen hours),

Pain in the elbow-joint on stretching it,

Pain in the elbow-joint on motion, as if bruised, with dilated pupils, in the morning (after eight hours),

Tensive pain in the tendons in the bends of the elbows, on moving the arms,


Swollen veins on the forearms,

A crawling falling asleep of the forearms (and hands) and legs, while lying still; relieved by motion (after two hours),

Pressure in the left forearm (fifth day),

Jerking sensation in the forearm, extending to the wrist, especially in the morning after waking,

Drawing-tearing pain in the bones of the forearm, in repeated attacks, during the day and evening,


Stiffness of the right wrist, even if the hand is not moved,

Pain, like a stiffness, in the wrist, on motion; a pain as if the hand had been sprained or injured,

A pain in the bones of the wrist, then in the arm, in the evening, as if he had received an injury, or had sprained himself, more noticed during motion than during rest (after four days),


(Trembling of the hands and feet on moving about (after twenty-eight hours),

(On holding anything in the hand it seems as though the arm would fall asleep),

(Cramp in the hands and muscles of the arms during the night-sweat),


The fingers fall asleep, at night (after thirty hours),

The fingers fall asleep, in the morning in bed (after thirty-six hours),

Pressure between the fingers of the left hand (twenty-ninth day),

Tearing pain in the extensor tendons of the fingers (after ten hours),

Tension in the last joints of the fingers, in the morning,

Pain as if a panaritium would form on the side of the nail of the index finger,

Violent pain in the first joint of the left index finger, somewhat relieved by moving the fingers, at 5 P.M. (fourteenth day),

Violent stitches in the tips of the right fingers (twelfth day),

Stiffness of the second joint of the thumb and of the knee, as if the joints had been sprained, and as if cracking would ensue (after two hours),

Drawing pain in the thumb, with a sensation of stiffness, on moving it,

Pain, as if sprained or injured, in the second joint of the thumb, on motion,


Lower extremities

Trembling of the lower extremities, in the morning,

Sensation of stiffness in the lower extremities, while walking in the open air (eighth day),

Acute drawing in the lower extremities as far as the knees, in the evening, with more chilliness than during the day without subsequent heat,

He is obliged to lie with the left lower extremity bent or else he has no rest,


The hip-joint is painful, as if dislocated (after three days),

A pressure in the left hip, and at the same time in the head, in the forenoon, disappearing on motion (after twenty-six hours),

A jerking, almost a sore pain, extending from the hip-joint to the knee, in the morning while lying in bed, disappearing on walking,

Pain in the hip on bending the back, at noon,


A visible painless twitching of some muscle-fibres of the thigh, in the evening in bed,

(She was unable to move the affected thigh and leg at night, she was obliged to let it lie wherever it happened to be, on account of a bruised pain in and below the knee; it was, however, painless when touched),

Sudden, transient, paralytic weakness of the thigh, while walking,

Excessive weariness of the thighs with trembling of the knees,

Soreness and smarting pain in the nates externally, at the point where the fissure commences (after one hour),

(Tension about the thigh, while walking and stooping),

Bruised sensation in the muscles and bones of the thigh (after eighteen hours),

Pain as if bruised, in the thighs, not in the flesh but in the bones; when pressing upon the part it seemed to be felt in the bone; she was unable to bend the knee and could not kneel; it seemed as if the bone would break,

(Pain like a stiffness in the right thigh; but when grasping it a soreness like a sticking in it),

A violent, pressive, bursting pain in the muscles of the thigh and upper arm (after two hours),

A drawing pain in the muscles of the thigh, at night, that obliges him to move; he does not know what to do; together with sleeplessness, tossing about the bed, even when there is no pain, and coldness all over,

Drawing and tension in the thighs and legs, in the evening,

A sticking in the anterior portion of the left thigh, extending to the knee, and in the right calf to the heel, while lying, not during motion,

A simple pain in the gluteal muscles, as if bruised or as is an internal suppuration, after sitting,


Unsteadiness and weakness of the knees; they involuntarily give way, while walking,

Painless swelling of the knee,

Cracking in the knees,

(A painful stiffness in the right knee, while walking, whenever the thigh is stretched out straight),

A small painful spot, as from a bruise, on one side of the knee,

Weariness of the knees (not of the feet), on rising from a seat,

Pressure on the inner side of the right knee (fourteenth day),

Tension in the hollows of the knees (immediately),

A paralytic pain in the knees and heel, when beginning to walk after sitting, as though he had taken a long walk,

Tearing pain, extending from the knee to the hip, only while sitting, not while walking,

Tearing and drawing pain in the knees,

Tearing pain, with swelling of the knee,

Tearing pain-like jerks in the knees (after three hours and a half),


(Bleeding of the varicose veins on the legs),

Both legs and feet became much swollen,

Visible jerking in one portion of the right calf, in the morning in bed, not without a disagreeable sensation,

Heaviness of the legs during the day,

Heaviness of the leg, especially in the forenoon,

The legs seem asleep, when rising after sitting,

Weariness in the legs, not when walking, but only while rising after sitting,

Tremulous sensation in the legs and knees, in the evening after lying down (after three days),

Simple pain in the legs,

Pain in the leg if he allows it to hang down,

Pain in the bones of the legs like a pressure upon a suppurating spot, on walking a long time, especially in the afternoon, relieved by pressure, also by sitting but most by rest, at night,

A paralytic pain in the leg, on rising after sitting, disappearing on walking about,

Aching pains in the legs from the knees downwards, in the bones as it were (after three to four days),

Drawing pain in the legs, from the feet to the knees, as after a long walk, relieved in the morning, and almost entirely disappearing,

Drawing pain in the legs, in the evening,

Cramp in the leg, in the evening after lying down, with chilliness (after half an hour),

Tearing in the forepart of the right leg (thirty-fourth day),

The flesh of the legs hurts as if suppurating, especially in the evening after lying down; a pain that is relieved by pressure with the hand (after three days),

Aching pain in both calves, which are much swollen (after six to seven days),

Pain in the calves like a cramp, while walking,

Tensive pain in the calves,

Drawing tensive pain in the calves,

Drawing in the left calf (fourteenth day),

Drawing on the inner side of the calves, on sitting down in the house, after a long walk (after thirty-six hours),

Pain as from a bruise, in the tibia,

Pain in the tibia, as from a blow with a cane, from afternoon till evening,

The tibia is painful to touch,

Pressure in the left tibia (ninth and thirty-fourth days),

Stitches from below upward, in the tibia, with external burning pain and erysipelatous redness,


Tearing in the ankle on moving the foot, in the morning, with dilated pupils,

Sudden pain as if sprained, in the ankle, while walking,

Violent pressure in the right external malleolus, coming and going (fifth day),

Violent boring pain above the right inner malleolus (thirty-fourth day),

Sticking and drawing pain in the right inner malleolus all day, while walking (twenty-second day),

Tearing pain in the inner malleolus, aggravated by walking (after four hours),


Red, hot swelling of the feet, with tensive burning pains, that on standing change to a sticking,

Red, hot swelling of the feet, with itching crawling, as if frozen,

Hot swelling of the feet, extending as far as the calves (after six to seven days),

The feet became red, inflamed, and very painful,

Increased swelling of the feet; the varicose veins swell up,

Feet swollen as far as the calves, a hot swelling,

Swelling of the feet; (after some days),

Swelling of the feet above the malleoli, not below,

Swelling of one foot, in the evening,

(Swelling of the back of the foot, with tensive pain),

Swelling of the back of the foot,

Great inclination to stretch out the feet, while sitting during the day (after twenty-four hours),

Heaviness and drawing in the feet, less in the arms,

Weakness of the feet, so that he can scarcely stand,

The feet seem weary, as though he had taken a long walk,

Weariness of the feet (after fifty hours),

Increased sensitiveness and crawling in the foot, as from too great accumulation of blood, on first stepping upon it in the morning,

A drawing from above downward into the feet, in the evening in bed,

Tension in the feet, after slight overloading of the stomach, at breakfast (after forty-eight hours),

Tingling and grumbling in the feet, while standing, disappearing on walking,

The feet seem insensible towards evening, and yet very heavy; they tremble, while walking (after forty-eight hours),

Tearing pain extending across the back of the foot to the heel, in the morning, and evening,

Burning pain on the back of the foot,

Boring-sticking pain in the heel (after three hours),

Boring pain in the heels, towards evening (after fifty-eight hours),

Pressive pain in both heels (after six to seven days),

Cutting pain in the heel, in the evening after becoming warm in bed,

A burning-sticking pain with itching, like that in frozen limbs, in the ball of the heel (after four hours),

A fine sticking in the heels, in the morning in bed, disappearing after rising,

A numb pain, as after a great jump, and as if deadened in the soles of the feet and balls of the great toes, immediately noticed on standing after sitting a long time; the pain gradually disappears, while walking (after one hour),

Pain in the soles on stepping upon them, as if congested with blood, suppurated or ulcerated,

Pain in the middle of the sole (hollow part) on stepping, as if there were a swelling or an internal suppuration, with stitches extending up into the calves,

Tearing pains in the soles and above the knee,

A tearing pain in the soles of the feet, extending above the knees and into the back,

Burning sensation in the soles of the feet (after six to seven days),

A burning pain in the soles of the feet,

Some stitches in the soles of the feet and in the tips of the toes, during rest,

A crawling, fine sticking pain in the soles of the feet, as if asleep or as if numb, while standing,


Pain in the toes, as if pinched by a shoe,

Violent cutting in the toes of the right foot (thirty-fourth and thirty-fifth days),

Violent cutting in the toes (twelfth day),

Cutting in the toes of the right foot (eleventh day),

Violent stitches in the tips of the toes of the right foot, in the evening (eighth day),

Sticking in the toes of the right foot (tenth day),

Sticking in the toes, especially in the great toe (after one hour),

A burning-sticking pain, associated with itching in the balls of the second and fifth toes, on becoming warm in bed in the evening, gradually increasing till it becomes very violent, like that in frozen limbs (after three hours),

Pain in the great toe, aggravated in the evening, and disappearing on lying down to sleep (after thirty hours),

Tearing jerks in the great toe (after three hours),

A numb pain in the ball of the great toe,


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