Homeopathy treatment for Synovitis from the Homeopathic Therapeutics by Lilienthal. Homeopathic remedies for the treatment of Synovitis…

Apis [Apis]

Stinging, sudden lancinating pains in parts affected; EFFUSION: (<) from least motion; (>) from cold applications; particularly synovitis of knee-joint, white swelling of knee in scrofulous persons, oedema around joint; (>) from cold applications ( Bryonia, (>) from hot ones).

Belladonna [Bell]

Excessive pain, with sensation as if the surrounding ligaments were contracted, or when there is a bubbling, as from drops of water, in the forepart of the knee, with cutting and drawing pains; congestion to head, flushed cheeks, etc.

Bryonia [Bry]

Painful tension and pressure in right shoulder; stitching pain in right knee so that he could hardly walk, inner side of knee very painful to touch,(>) from warmth of bed; affected joint pale- red and tense; effusion into synovial sac.

Calcarea [Calc]

Chronic causes, in pale weakly persons of a scrofulous habit; drawing pressure in the joints; osseous system otherwise affected.

Causticum [Caust]

Stiffness of joints; bruised, tearing and sticking pains; stiffness of joints; profuse sweat; numbness of the parts; worse in the evening.

Cimicifuga [Cimic]

With the synovitis there are wandering rheumatic pains; chilliness alternating with heat; great distress of mind; danger of metastasis to heart.

Colchicum [Colch]

Inflammation of the smaller joints, with tearing, jerking lacerating pains; worse at night and by motion, care or anxiety; stiffness and lameness of joints when attempting to walk, moist skin, urine turbid.

Iodum [Iod]

Much swelling of the parts, m with erratic pains dropsy of the knee; follows well after Apis, especially in scrofulous children (Kali iod.)

Ledum [Led]

Disease of joints, but especially of knee; EFFUSION, with sensitiveness of the parts to pressure;aching tearing pains; great coldness; want of vitality.

Lycopodium [Lyc]

Stiffness of joints; pains better by warmth and worse in cold, rainy weather.

Mercurius [Merc]

Drawing pains with aching in the bones and rigidity of the parts, worse at night, with profuse, not alleviating sweat; feeling of coldness and chilliness; threatening suppuration.

Phytolacca [Phyt]

Dull, heavy pain in joints, increasing when exposed to the air, especially in damp weather, sensation like shortening of the tendons behind the knee when walking, pains extending either upward or downward along the shafts of the femur and tibia, increased by motion or pressure, worse on right side.

Pulsatilla [Puls]

Joints swollen, with sharp erratic accompanied by a feeling of soreness or of subcutaneous; tearing stinging, erratic pains force the patient to move the affected joint, (>) by pressure ands slowly moving about jerking pains down the limbs, (<) evening and from warmth, (>) by cold, gonorrhoeal or traumatic synovitis or gouty, especially in affections of the knee, ankle and tarsal joints.

Rhus-tox [Rhus-t]

Stitches in the tendons surrounding the joints, with tingling and burning in them and rigidity of the joints, tendency to typhoid conditions.

Ruta-grav [Ruta]

Inflammation of the larger joints, especially of the upper extremities.

Silicea [Sil]

Particularly affects the knee-joints.

Sulphur [Sulph]

Synovitis after exudation took place, particularly of knee, as it produces absorption, and urges other drugs to do their work; jerking of limbs on falling off to sleep.

Samuel Lilienthal
Dr. Samuel Lilienthal (1815-1891) was from Germany, and became a pioneer homeopath in America. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Munich in 1838. After he moved to the United States, he was hired as Professor of Clinical Medicine at New York College for Women, and also as Professor of Mental and Nervous Diseases at the New York Homeopathic College.
Dr. Samuel Lilienthal was the author of many great books including “Homeopathic Therapeutics”. For many years, with the support of Dr. Constantine Hering, he was the editor of the North American Journal of Homeopathy. Dr. Lilienthal passed away on February 2nd 1891 in San Francisco.