Extremities chapter from Joseph’s Repertory, based on Boericke’s Materia Medica. Symptoms related to Extremities….

A feeling of heat in the affected  limbs — GUAJACUM OFFICINALE.

A glow rises from the feet to the head; seems to be on  fire — VISCUM ALBUM.

Aching and soreness in limbs, in left acromion process with shooting down arms; finger tips numb — AESCULUS HIPPOCASTANUM.

Aching and stiffness in joints — DIOSCOREA VILLOSA.

Aching in all joints, especially ankles — EUONYMUS ATROPURPUREA.

Aching in all joints — COTYLEDON UMBILICUS.

Aching in all limbs and bones — PYROGENIUM.

Aching in arms and legs — JALAPA.

Aching in arms and wrists — EUPATORIUM PERFOLIATUM.

Aching in arms; worse in shoulder — NATRIUM ARSENICOSUM.

Aching in back and thighs — COTYLEDON UMBILICUS.

Aching in bones of extremities with soreness of flesh — EUPATORIUM PERFOLIATUM.

Aching in elbows and knees, in sacrum — OLEUM JECORIS ASELLI.

Aching in wrists and  ankles — CONVALLARIA MAJALIS.

Aching in limbs and muscular soreness — CIMICIFUGA RACEMOSA.

Aching in limbs and general lassitude — ECHINACEA ANGUSTIFOLIA.

Aching in nape — ADONIS VERNALIS.

Aching in wrist-joints — COBALTUM METALLICUM.


Aching of heels; relieved by elevating feet — PHYTOLACCA DECANDRA.

Aching pain in back of neck and shoulders — VERATRUM VIRIDE.

Aching pain in back — EUPATORIUM PERFOLIATUM.

Aching pain in tendo-Achilles — RUTA GRAVEOLENS.

Aching pains all over — WYETHIA HELENOIDES.

Aching pains in bones of extremities and back — STILLINGIA SILVATICA.

Aching pains — THYROIDINUM.

Aching through back — LYCOPERSICUM ESCULENTUM.

Acrid sweat of feet — IODIUM.

Acute articular rheumatism; worse, touch and motion, profuse sweat — SALICYLICUM ACIDUM.

Acute descending paralysis — PICRICUM ACIDUM.

Acute rheumatism — VERATRUM VIRIDE.

Affection of finger-tips and joints of toes — TEUCRIUM MARUM VERUM.

Affections of finger nails, especially if white spots on nails — SILICEA TERRA.

Affections of the ball of the foot and under part of  toes — CANNABIS SATIVA.

All limbs feel lame — DULCAMARA.

All the blood seems to rush from head to lower limbs — AURUM METALLICUM.

All the limbs are drawn together — COLOCYNTHIS.

Always washing the hands — SYPHILINUM.

Anæsthesia of legs — SULFONALUM.


Ankle pain extending up the leg, causing lameness — GUAJACUM OFFICINALE.

Ankle pain extending up the leg, causing lameness — GUAJACUM OFFICINALE.

Ankles easily turn when walking — MEDORRHINUM.

Ankles give way in the afternoon — CHAMOMILLA.

Ankles pain when walking — LITHIUM CARBONICUM.

Ankles painful — MANGANUM ACETICUM.

Ankles swollen — LEDUM PALUSTRE.

Ankles swollen — STANNUM METALLICUM.

Ankles turn easily — CARBO ANIMALIS.

Ankles weak and turn easily — NATRIUM MURIATICUM.

Anterior crural neuralgia (Staph) — GNAPHALIUM POLYCEPHALUM.

Anterior, crural neuralgia (Staph) — XANTOXYLUM FRAXINEUM.

Arm becomes stiff, fingers clenched — PARIS QUADRIFOLIA.

Arms “Go to sleep” when waking in morning — MAGNESIUM MURIATICUM.

Arms and hands become numb — PHOSPHORUS.

Arms and hands go to sleep — NUX VOMICA.

Arms and hands swollen bluish — ELAPS CORALLINUS.

Arms and legs, but especially knees, feel weak — NATRIUM MURIATICUM.

Arms feel heavy — RADIUM BROMATUM.

Arms feel lame, bruised, heavy, numb — ACONITUM NAPELLUS.

Arms feel as if no strength in them — SARCOLACTICUM ACIDUM

Arms feel paralyzed — ALUMINA.

Arms go to sleep — COCCULUS INDICUS.

Arms tired and heavy–ANGUSTURA VERA.

Arms weak, heavy — CURARE.

Arthritic lancinations followed by contraction of limbs — GUAJACUM OFFICINALE.

Arthritic lancinations followed by contraction of limbs — GUAJACUM OFFICINALE.

Arthritic nodosities — CALCAREA CARBONICA.

Arthritic nodules — ELATERIUM OFFICINARUM.

Arthritic pain in fingers–ANTIMONIUM CRUDUM.

Arthritic pain in joints — SABINA.

Arthritis, aching pains, worse at night — RADIUM BROMATUM.


Articular rheumatism — FERRUM PHOSPHORICUM.

As soon as patient lies down, legs jerk and  twitch — MENYANTHES TRIFOLIATA.

Ascending sensory and motor paralysis from ends of fingers and  toes — PHOSPHORUS.

Ataxic movements, staggering gait; cold, weak, trembling; legs seem too heavy — SULFONALUM.

Automatic motion of one arm and leg — HELLEBORUS NIGER.

Averse to exercise; sensitive to touch — CHINA OFFICINALIS.


Backache extending down hips — HIPPURICUM ACIDUM.

Backache, tired and weak from elbows and knees down — TORULA CEREVISIAE.

Backache; numb, weak, Myelitis — OXALICUM ACIDUM.

Backache; worse in morning before rising — STAPHYSAGRIA.

Backache — GLONOINUM.

Backs and legs give out — KALIUM CARBONICUM.

Bad effects from getting feet wet — ALLIUM CEPA.

Ball of great to swollen (Bothrops) — LEDUM PALUSTRE.

Bed feels too hard (Arn) — PYROGENIUM.

Bed feels too hard — DULCAMARA.

Better, drawing limbs up, flexing thigh on abdomen — GNAPHALIUM POLYCEPHALUM.

Big toe painful and swollen — AMMONIUM CARBONICUM.

Blisters on fingers — PRIMULA OBCONICA.

Body stretched stiff, followed by spasmodic jerking of arms towards each other — IPECACUANHA.

Bone-pains and in limbs; worse, night — MERCURIUS SOLUBILIS.

Bone-pains in extremities — ARANEA DIADEMA.

Bones feel sore and bruised — KALIUM BICHROMICUM.

Bones in arm pain — SARRACENIA PURPUREA.

Bones very sensitive — MANGANUM ACETICUM.

Boring pain in heels toward evening; suffering worse from letting the affected limb hang down (Vipera) — PULSATILLA PRATENSIS.

Boring pain in hip-joints — KREOSOTUM.

Boring pain in knee-joint; better, walking — INDIGO TINCTORIA.


Bright red hypothenar eminences on both hands — ACONITUM NAPELLUS.

Brittle nails — ALUMINA.

Bruised feeling — STELLARIA MEDIA.

Bruised pain in small of back and thighs; nightly digging in right lower limb to toes — GINSENG QUINQUEFOLIUM.

Bruised pains in anterior portion of thighs — SABINA.

Bunion of great toe — BENZOICUM ACIDUM.

Burning  along  spine — PICRICUM ACIDUM.

Burning and swelling of soles — ARUNDO MAURITANICA.

Burning and tingling in spine — PHYSOSTIGMA VENENOSUM.

Burning heat in tips of fingers — GINSENG QUINQUEFOLIUM.

Burning in hollow of right hand — PRIMULA VERIS.

Burning in joints — CAUSTICUM.

Burning in palms and soles — LAC CANINUM.

Burning in palms — OLEUM JECORIS ASELLI.

Burning in soles and hands at night — SULPHUR.

Burning in soles and palms — SANGUINARIA CANADENSIS.

Burning in soles; œdema of feet; itching between toes — NATRIUM SULPHURICUM.

Burning of feet — PHOSPHORUS.

Burning of hands feet — MEDORRHINUM.

Burning of soles at night (Sulph) — CHAMOMILLA.

Burning of soles of feet (Sulph; Lach) — SANICULA AQUA.

Burning of soles of feet — CALCAREA CARBONICA.

Burning of soles — JALAPA.

Burning on sides of fingers and toes — SARSAPARILLA OFFICINALIS.

Burning pain in bones and limbs — CARBO VEGETABILIS.

Burning pain in great toe; inflammation of balls of toes — BORAX VENETA.

Burning pains — ARSENICUM ALBUM.

Burning palms and soles — LILIUM TIGRINUM.

Burning spots about joints — MANGANUM ACETICUM.

Burning, sore pain in heels — CYCLAMEN EUROPAEUM.

Burning-itching of soles of feet — CALCAREA SULPHURICA.

Buttocks, back and limbs asleep — CALCAREA PHOSPHORICA.

Calves tense and contracted — SILICEA TERRA.

Can lie only on right side — PHOSPHORUS.

Can scarcely hold anything with his hands — PHOSPHORUS.

Cannot extend or cross legs when sitting — LATHYRUS SATIVUS.

Cannot get warm — PICRICUM ACIDUM.

Cannot lie on painful side — LYCOPODIUM CLAVATUM.

Cannot lift the fingers — CURARE.

Cannot raise or lift anything with the hand — PLUMBUM METALLICUM.

Cannot sit still; must keep legs in constant motion — ZINCUM VALERIANICUM.

Cannot sleep unless legs are  crossed — RHODODENDRON FERRUGINEUM.

Cannot walk backwards without falling — MANGANUM ACETICUM.

Cannot walk erect, on account of bruised pain in pelvic region — ARNICA MONTANA.

Cannot walk erect; stoop-shouldered — SULPHUR.

Cannot walk on uneven ground — LILIUM TIGRINUM.

Cannot walk with eyes closed — ARGENTUM NITRICUM.

Cannot walk without suffering — CAUSTICUM.

Cannot write; cannot hold a glass of water — LOLEUM TEMULENTUM.


Caries and necrosis, especially of long bones — FLUORICUM ACIDUM.

Caries and necrosis, especially of long bones — FLUORICUM ACIDUM.

Caries of long bones–ANGUSTURA VERA.

Catalepsy — CURARE.

Chilblains (Agar) — ZINCUM METALLICUM.


Child sobs and cries without waking — HYOSCYAMUS NIGER.

Child stretches out feet spasmodically — CINA MARITIMA.

Child throws arms from side to  side — CINA MARITIMA.

Chilliness in back and hips, extending down legs — HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA.

Chorea and hysteria, with great alterations of feeling — CROCUS SATIVUS.

Chorea, especially during sleep — ZIZIA AUREA.

Chorea; spasms partial, constantly changing — STRAMONIUM.




Chorea-like spasms; legs feel floating in air — STICTA PULMONARIA.

Choreic movements, accompanied by rheumatism — CIMICIFUGA RACEMOSA.

Chronic gout, with chalky deposits in joints — LYCOPODIUM CLAVATUM.

Chronic muscular rheumatism of back and neck — GNAPHALIUM POLYCEPHALUM.

Chronic myelitis — THALLIUM METALLICUM.

Chronic rheumatism, with rigid muscles and tendons — OLEUM JECORIS ASELLI.

Joseph Fernandez
Joseph S Fernandez started his career as an assistant in the High Court of Kerala after obtaining a master’s degree in English language and literature. Later, he opted for a banking career.
Even as a student, Joseph was deeply interested in homoeopathy and made an in-depth study of the subject. He uses his expertise for the management of an occasional minor ailment in the family or among friends. It is in this context that he decided to compile a handy and easy-to-use repertory. The task required deep study and a sentence-by-sentence analysis of Boericke’s Materia Medica. Joseph’s Repertory is the result of this work.

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