Joint pain as a result of arthritis or injury can be life changing. In some cases, it can impact your ability to do your job and/or limit your involvement in social and recreational activities. In recent years, studies have shown that homeopathic arnica is an effective remedy for minor arthritis pain, helping to relieve soreness and stiffness in the joints.12
Let’s take a look at some of the joints commonly impacted by pain and explore how arnica can help.
According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons “the knee is a complex joint with many components, making it vulnerable to a variety of injuries,” both minor and serious.3 Minor knee injuries can occur quite easily, especially in athletes who overexert their leg muscles and knee joints regularly.
The Arthritis Foundation notes that “pain, stiffness and swelling in the elbows” may occur as a result of arthritis or other joint-related conditions.4 Elbow pain may also happen as a result of athletic use in sports such as tennis, pickleball, or golf, when the elbow joint is engaged.
Like the knees, the wrist joint is also quite complex and vulnerable to injury from impact or arthritis. In addition, the wrist joint is prone to minor chronic issues that cause pain and swelling, many of which develop from lifestyle habits like excessive typing or repetitive wrist use at work or for sports like weightlifting or yoga.
How Homeopathic Arnica Can Soothe Your Joints
In the event that a minor injury or pain occurs in the knee, wrist, elbow, or other joints, applying arnica gel to the affected area may relieve tension and pain in the joint, as well as surrounding muscles and tissues. For minor arthritis pain, you can use both topical and oral arnica, both of which target minor rheumatic pain and stiffness. Check online or at a local health food store for homeopathic products formulated for arthritis pain symptoms.
Complementary Homeopathic Remedies for Joint Pain
As you shop for arnica, you may notice a few other homeopathic remedies indicated for joint issues. These complementary ingredients include Guaiacum, a remedy for minor rheumatic pain and mobility, and Rhus Toxicodendron, a remedy for rheumatic pains with stiffness.