The joints, as it were, stiff,.with painful, difficult motion, the ligaments seem too short.1
Joints, painful on motion.2
Joints crack on moving, or they make a snapping noise.
The joints are easily sprained or strained.3
Increasing disposition to strains and to overlift oneself even at a very slight exertion of the muscles, even in slight mechanical work, in reaching out or stretching for something high up, in lifting things that are not heavy in quick turns of the body, pushing, etc. Such a tension or stretching of the muscles often then occasions long confinement to the bed, swoons, all grades of hysterical troubles,4 fever, haemoptysis, etc., while persons who are not psoric lift such burdens as their muscles are able to, without the slightest after effects.5
The joints are easily sprained at any false movement.6
In the joint, of the foot there is pain on treading, as if it would break.
Softening of the bones, curvature of the spine (deformity, hunchback), curvature of the long bones of the thighs and legs (morbus anglicus, rickets).
Fragility of the bones.
Painful sensitiveness of the skin, the muscles and of the periosteum on a moderate pressure.7
(1 E.g., the tendo Achillis on standing erect, stiffness of the tarsus, of the knees, either transient (after sitting, when rising), or permanent (contraction.)
(2 E.g., the shoulder-joint on raising the arm; the tarsus pains on treading as if it was about to break.)
(3 E.g., the tarsus, the wrist-joint, the joint of the thumb.)
(4 Often also, at once severe headache in the crown of the head, which is then also painful externally when touched, or suddenly a pain in the small of the back, or pain in the uterus, not unfrequently stitches in the side of the breast, or between the shoulder blades, which check the respiration, or painful stiffness of the neck or spine, frequent audible eructations, etc.)
(5 The common people, especially in the country, seek alleviation through a sort of mesmeric stroking, but without lasting effects; the tendency to over-lifting nevertheless remains. It is usually woman (called a stroking woman) who makes with the tips of her thumbs passes over the shoulder blades toward the shoulders or along the spine, sometimes also from the pit of the stomach along below the ribs, only they usually exert too strong a. pressure while stroking.)
(6 E. g.. the ankle at a false step, so also the shoulder-joint. Of this kind is also the gradual luxation of the hip-joint (i.e., of the head of the femur from the acetabulum, when the leg then becomes too long, or too short causing limping).
(7 As when he moderately strikes against something, it becomes very painful and for a long time; the parts on which he lies in bed are very painful, wherefore he frequently turns over at night,, the posterior muscles of the thigh and the bone on which she sits are quite sore; a slight stroke with the hand on the thighs causes great pain. A slight knock against a hard object leaves blue marks, suffusion of blood.)