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5 Best Homeopathic Medicines for Housemaid’s knee

What is Housemaid’s knee?

Housemaid’s knee is the inflammation of the prepatellar bursa of the knee. It is also known as prepatellar bursitis. Bursa is a small fluid -filled sac located around a joint. A bursa acts as a cushion between the bone and tendons, muscles and reduces the friction when tendons/muscles move over a bone during joint movement. Inflammation of the bursa is known as bursitis. There are up to eleven bursae that surround the knee joint. The bursa present between the skin and the knee cap (patella) is prepatellar bursa. Inflammation of this prepatellar bursa is known as housemaid’s knee.

What are the causes for housemaid’s knee?

The common causes for housemaid’s knee include a fall/blow/injury of the knee, infection inside prepatellar bursa and excessive kneeling (as in carpet fitters, plumbers, gardeners). Gout and rheumatoid arthritis also raise risk for developing housemaid’s knee.

What are the symptoms of housemaid’s knee?

The symptoms of housemaid’s knee include pain and swelling in the affected side knee. Tenderness is also present over the knee. Redness and warmth over the knee are also noted.

Homeopathic treatment for housemaid’s knee

Homeopathic treatment for housemaid’s knee is quite effective . Homeopathic medicines for housemaid’s knee are very safe, gentle and effective way. Homeopathic medicines help in reducing the inflammation of the bursa in cases of housemaid’s knee. They also assist in relieving the symptoms of housemaid’s knee like pain, swelling, and tenderness of the knee. The prominent homeopathic medicines to treat housemaid’s knee includes Apis Mellifica, Bryonia Alba, Sticta Pulmonaria, Silicea, Kali Iodatum and Arnica Montana. The most suitable homeopathic medicine among them is selected based on the symptoms individual to each of them.

Homeopathic Medicines for Housemaid’s knee

1.Apis Mellifica – Homeopathic medicine for housemaid’s knee with highly swollen knee.

Apis Mellifica is highly suitable homeopathic medicine to treat housemaid’s knee. It is useful when the knee is highly swollen, sore and sensitive to touch. In some cases, the knee pain is of stinging nature. Heat in the knee is also present. Slight touch and pressure worsen the pain. Warmth also aggravates the pain over the knee.

2. Bryonia Alba – Homeopathic medicine for housemaid’s knee when slight motion worsens the knee pain.

Bryonia Alba is an excellent homeopathic medicine for treating housemaid’s knee. This medicine is helpful when the knee pain is worse from slight motion. Walking worsen the knee pain. The knee is red, swollen and hot. Absolute rest relieves. Warmth also decreases the pain of the knee. In some cases, knee pain is very violent and sharp in nature.

3. Sticta Pulmonaria – Homeopathic medicine for housemaid’s knee with severe, shooting pain in the knees

Sticta Pulmonaria is next well indicated homeopathic medicine to treat housemaid’s knee. The primary guiding symptom for using this medicine is severe shooting pain in the affected knee. The knee is also highly inflammed with marked redness and heat. The person requiring Sticta have an increase of knee pain from sitting and betterment from moving.

4.Silicea – Homeopathic medicine for housemaid’s knee with tearing knee pains.

Silicea is useful homeopathic medicine for housemaid’s knee when knee pains are tearing in nature. Pressure and exercise worsen the pain over the knee. The knee is also highly swollen and shining. In some cases, the knee feels as if it is tightly bound. Silicea also works well in cases where lancinating pains appear in housemaid’s knee.

5.Kali Iodatum and Arnica Montana – Other excellent homeopathic medicines for housemaid’s knee.

Kali Iodatum and Arnica Montana are other significant homeopathic medicines for housemaid’s knee treatment. The main feature to use Kali Iodatum is the pain over knee worse from lying on the affected side. Other symptoms indicating Kali Iodatum use are swelling over knee aggravated at night time; gnawing/boring knee pain worse at night time with the need to change the position frequently. Next medicine Arnica Montana is top most one for housemaid’s knee arising following injury, fall or blow over the knee. The affected knee is sore, painful, with great fear to touch the knee out of pain.

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  1. CH.SATYA MURTHY says:

    I am suffering from osteoarthritis since 2013in my both knee joints. My age is 58 years. Kindly suggest me best homeo medicines
    Thanking you

    • Asit Kumar Chatterjee. says:

      Osteo-artritis of knee-jont is very common and there are so many peoples who are suffering from this ailment. In homoeopathy we have very good medicine which can be able to give relief and patient will start feeling better and after certain time of period pt. Can not feel any discomfort., though it should have to be remembered that arthritis can never be cured completely at all and if it becomes maltreated
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  2. Respected Dr.Sharma,
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