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.

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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