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Top 7 Natural Medicines for Knee Injuries

The knee joint is made up of four main things bones (three bones including femur, tibia, and patella), C – shaped tough, rubbery cartilage (medial and lateral menisci that act as shock absorber between femur and tibia), ligaments (collateral and cruciate ligaments that join bones together), and tendons (that connect muscles to the bones). Homeopathic medicines for knee injuries help reduce the pain and swelling of the knee in case of injury and promote efficient healing.        homeopathic medicines for knee injury

The knee joint is quite vulnerable to injuries. The injuries that are common to the knee include – fracture, ligament tear, dislocation, meniscal tear, and sprains. A knee injury can arise from fall, overuse, misstep, sudden twist. Athletes who participate in sports like soccer, football and basketball are at risk of knee injuries.

Homeopathic Medicines for Knee Injuries

Homeopathy carries an excellent scope to treat knee injuries. Knee injuries of various kinds can be treated with homeopathy. But in cases of major injuries like extended ligament tear, these medicines have a limited role to play, so in such cases, they can be used in conjunction with conventional help for symptomatic relief. The top remedies for knee injuries are Arnica, Rhus Tox, Ruta, Bryonia, and Symphytum.

1. Arnica – For Injury due to Fall, Blows, Trauma

Arnica is a natural medicine prepared from the root of a plant Arnica Montana of the natural order Compositae. Arnica is a top grade medicine for treating a knee injury arising from a fall, trauma or blow. Arnica is helpful for both acute as well as remote injuries of the knee. The knee feels extremely painful, sore and bruised and the person fears to touch the knee because of intense pain. The knee is also swollen and feels like it is dislocated. A weakness of the lower limb of the affected side is also felt and there is a lack of strength in the knee when walking.

2. Rhus Tox – For Injury arising from Overuse, Misstep, Sudden Twist

Rhus Tox is top listed medicine for treating knee injury arising from overuse, misstep and sudden twist. Cases of sprain and injury to the ligament of the knee are treated well with Rhus Tox. A person needing Rhus Tox may have pain and swelling in the knee. The pain may be tearing, stitching or burning type and tends to get worse during rest. Motion helps to relieve the pain and the knee may also feel intensely stiff. A tensed and pulling sensation is also felt in the tendons of the knee. Hollow of the knee also feels heavy with the above symptoms.

3. Ruta – For Treating Sprains of the Knee

Ruta is prepared from a plant Ruta graveolens of the natural order Rutaceae. Ruta has marked sphere of action to treat injured tendons, ligaments Ruta is a helpful medicine for treating sprains of the knee. There are sore, aching bruised pains in the knee. The person is unable to bend the knee joint and there is a sensation of contraction in tendons of the knee, they feel as if they were shortened. The knee joint also feels weak.

4. Bryonia – When Slightest Motion of the Knee is Painful

Bryonia is prepared from root of a plant Bryonia Alba of the natural order Cucurbitaceae. Bryonia is helpful for knee injuries when slightest motion of the knee is painful. While walking knees tend to knock together. The knee is also painful to touch and complete rest is needed for getting relief in the knee pain. Warm applications also help relieve the knee pain. the pain may be drawing, tensive, shooting, cramp-like or stitching in nature and may extend down the leg in some cases.

5. Symphytum – For Bone Cracks, Fracture of Knee Bones

Symphytum is prepared from a plant Symphytum officinale of the natural order Boraginaceae. Symphytum is an excellent medicine for fractures. It is used as a prime remedy in homeopathy to aid healing of fractured bone. It boosts the activity of fibroblasts cells to help union of fractured bone speedily. Symphytum can be used with conventional treatment for prompt healing of a fracture. Symphytum is also indicated for cases of fracture to resolve pain that remains at fracture site even after complete bone healing.

6. Calcarea Carb – For Managing Knee Pain

Calcarea Carb is useful for managing knee pain in injury. The pain in the knee is of stitching, tearing or stinging in nature. Sometimes drawing pain is felt in the knee. Pain is felt when standing, sitting or when walking. The pain may radiate down the toes from the knee in a few cases. There may be a marked weakness along with pain and swelling. Knee feels as if dislocated in many cases where Calcarea Carb is indicated.

7. Apis Mellifica – For Marked Swelling of Knee

Apis Mellifica is beneficial to treat marked swelling of the knee in cases of an injury. There is marked swelling, soreness and sensitivity. Pain of stinging or shooting nature along with a burning sensation may also be felt in the knee with the above symptoms.

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  1. Ritu Bhatnagar says:

    I had a fall 4 weeks back. My knee was injured. Got X-ray done. Ligament rupture was there. My full knee was turned blue. Still swelling and pain is there. I feel like there is something dripping inside my knee. Pain increases
    Of and on. While sleeping also I feel pain. Please guide.

  2. Rajeev Prakash says:

    I have a torn meniscus….right knee

    Can u pl advice on treatment by homeopathy

  3. Good evening Dr.

    3-4 days before I slipped in the toilet and my knee was bent. I have pain in the side of my knee. Please suggest some homeopathic medicine.

  4. Vicky yadav says:

    Dr. I had an MRI and get to know that I had ACL SPRAIN AND MILD KNEE EFFUSION which homeopathic medicine should I use?

  5. Om Prakash Choudhary says:

    Sir/Mam I got injured and after diagnosed doctor said your knee ligament particularly ACL tear occurred as per your MRI report and he said to me take rest for a month than go for a surgery…so please advice me is there any medicine in homeopathy for complete recovery of ACL tear.

    • Rajnish srivastava says:

      Sir i got injury in my leg while ascending staircase ,got foot twisted mri revealed fractured ligament.i have severe pain wlile moving.start walking after sitting for while and severe pain in night when finally go for sleep help me sir

  6. (1)- suffering from my severe shoulder joints-pain from the past three months- (2)- xray and MRI reports reveal damages caused to tendons-ligaments-cartilages-thin fibrous tissues and also the muscles tissues around the shoulder joints. Allopathic medicine and physiotherapy exercises not given any much relief. Request-kindly suggest”Homeopathic medicines”- thanking you- respect and kind regards-vmukund-Hyderabad- 03-03-2021

  7. Hi,I have acute pain at the back of the knee,due to a fall,.it’s over a month,and I have used arnica and rus tox.
    But still have pain bending knee,any suggestions please

  8. M Akram Muflih says:

    I have Grade II meniscal tear and partial Anterior cruciate ligament tear. Please tell me how should I treat them using homeopathic medicines without any surgery.


    Suffering with Legimantal tear on Both the knee. What Medicine to take in Homeopathy and what cream can I use for external applications

  10. prem kishore says:

    How to overcome Stress fracture in knee…pain in moving..MRI SHOW STRESS FACTURE IN KNEE…AGE 43

  11. Fr recently through mri it is found that i am having meniscus tear /cartilage tear, having pain too much, could please assist medicene particularly to heal it

  12. Samir Kumar Chakraborty says:

    I’m 48 yrs old .MRI revealed that I’ve got ACL partial torn of legament on left knee

  13. Shahmeel sadi says:

    Right knee
    Age 22
    Also a uric acid problem since 2 -3 years

    Horizontal tear of posterior horn of medial meniscus
    Extended upto inferior articular surface.

    Moderate joint effusion is extended into supra patellar bursa

    • Dear Sir
      Mucoid degeneration of ACL and Medial meniscus mucoid degeneration in posterior horn comes in MRI of left knee , slight effusion is also present
      Please advise the further course of treatment.

  14. Can mucoid degeneration of ACL be treated ?

  15. Jamil Ahmad Qureshi says:

    I am 74 years . I have problem with my knee joint. MRI report shows meniscus tear , medial ligament partially detached . I feel pain while walking and even standing for a while
    Please advise tratment

  16. Laura Riemer says:

    Dr. Sharma,

    I have a meniscus tear that I have had since January. My doctor tells me it could take up to six months to repair itself. I strongly believe in homeopathic medicines over RX prescriptions, as I have seen them work for me in the past when doctors could not cure me.

    I went to a health food store and it was recommended to me to use UC-II Joint Formula made by Emerald, and try it for 30 days, 2 capsules a day. I just finished it, and I still have the pain and discomfort, and it is not healed yet. I don’t want to spend/waste money on another product that will not work. I saw your article on Amica,Phys tox,Ruta,Bryonia, Symphytum, and Calcarea Carb.What do you recommend that I try next to heal my meniscus tear that will actually work and lessen the pain and discomfort, and get this to heal? Please help; I need your advice.

    • Dr sharma
      I got injured while working out. It’s like my knee joint suddenly collapsed. Turns out it’s not a meniscus but a ligament tear on the left of my knee. Was advised rest and some glucosamine. It’s been now more than four months . The knee area still hurts. When it heals a little and if I bend sit on the floor or start exercising the injury resurfaces and I am back to where I started. Now I am taking few physio therapy sessions but progress has been very slow.
      Please suggest some medicine for healing and strengthening the area around the knee

      Thanks for your help

  17. Rajesh kumar verma says:

    Sir, 6days back on 06.4.2020 I accident with bike and got ACL and meniscus tear in knee ।
    Please help me sir during lock down period in india
    My cell no 9057025144
    Mail id is।

  18. Rajesh kumar says:

    Sir, 6days back on 06.4.2020 I accident with bike and got ACL and meniscus tear in knee ।
    Please help me sir during lock down period in india
    My cell no 9057025144
    Mail id is।

  19. Silverman Marla says:

    What should I take for a torn meniscus

  20. Dobozi Lilla says:

    Dear Dr. Sharma,

    My daughter (17.5 years old) has had knee problems for 4 years now. She has no former injuries or rhumatoid arthritis. Exercise, squatting, walking long, walking up and down steps give her pains so she must sit down or lie down but when she starts walking again it is terrbible but with time pain is not so bad. Her patellas seem to be in the wrong position because the muscles and the tendons are kind of shortened. her hips keep cracking and from hips down she has tingling, numb ,stiff and tearingfeeling. With kinesiotape on, her patellas are in the right place and has much less pain. Her diagnosis after MR examination is chondromalatia and plica synovialis. Please suggest treatment. Thank you very much, Lilla

  21. Prakash Sharma says:

    Dear Sir,
    I had a meniscus tear in my right knee in 2011, Dr. had treated it by doing knee surgery, but I still not got relief till now. Sometimes there is no problem in my knee but sometimes my knee get swollen, stif, painful starting from the top of the knee and going down the knee, and the knee feels like it will collapse to one side.
    Please suggest me the treatment that could help me in heeling my knee and also for how much time I have to continue the treatment.


    I am 63 yrs old. I walk quite a bit. I am suffering from pain on left ankle since last 15 days.
    I don’t remember any trauma or injury recently.
    I have tried Rus tox 30 for 3 days no change.
    I tried ledum pal 30 for a week no change.
    Next I am going to try Ruta G 30.
    Walking for half an hour continuously increases pain and swelling just below left ankle.
    Suggest remedy.
    Which medicine is more appropriate for my condition.
    Should I take 30 or 200 potency?

  23. Showkat khan says:

    Hello doctor this is showkat Khan! I met with an accident a month ago… my right knee MRI is showing fracture and meniscus tear.. I have problem while walking and I’m unable to sit..doctors have suggested surgery which I dont want to do! Can I know what kinda treatment I need to take in homeopathy???

    Showkat khan

  24. Rajesh singh says:

    Dear sir,
    I got injury in my right knee due to accident my right leg was twisted when my bike was skided .MRI report is injury and damage of ligament of inner side knee ,and fracture in inner side of knee .please tell me can it be recover by homeopathic treatment

    • Dear Dr. Sharma,

      My son had 2 injuries 2 the same knee on his mcl. The first was stated that it was a minimally impacted osteochondral fracture peripheral porting of the medial femoral epiphysis. Partial avulsion of superficaial fibers mcl and perichondrium from the medical femoral epiphysis. Impaction injury anterior aspect lateral tibia w/o depression. Salter-Harris type injury lateral femoral epiphysis w/o displacement. Doctor told that it was bad briuse to continue PT and when they feel your ready you can go back on the bb court. Of course he got better but didn’t wear a brace and 2 months later go a hit in the same spot. MrI states the following redemostrated avulsion fracture at the MCL origin involving the medial femoral condyle/epicondyle witht he fracture measuring 25x15x4mm. There is a fracture diplacement of approximately 2 mm. There is an adjacent bone and soft tissue edema and scarring on the proximal MCL as weel as a probable MCL sprain. Feels the fracture has not fused or helaed compared to latst MRI due to chronic residual stress at the MCL entheiss or new injurty. Interval resolution of the lateral compartment bone bruising Normal cruciate ligaments, menisci, and knee articular cartilage and moderate effusion or hemarthrosis. So from 2nd MRI 1st pediatric doctor says we need to do surgery to staple the displacement together so it doesn’t occur again. Additionally went to my orthopedic and he states he is asytematic and it should heal on its own. Let him play with a brace and continue PT and it will heal on it’s own. Don’t want to do surgery, going with my doctor but feel that some type of homeopathic medicine can help him heal faster. Please let me know your thoughts. Thank you.

  25. Saeed Ahmed Sadiq says:

    My nephew 24 injured his knee ligament while playing football. I have put him on Arnica 200 and Ruta 200 each in a half glass of water 3 times a day. Please advice

  26. Hello Dr. Sharma. My friend has meniscus tear on her leg an dis advices by the doctor to do surgery. Can you please recommend the remedy that will heal and be suitable for her. Will it be possible that she doesn’t have to go through the surgery?

    Best regards

  27. Stephen McFarland says:

    Findings of a recent MRI report.
    I have Osteophytosos with in the Medial & Patellofemoral compartments. There is also subcortical low signal consistnat with Sclerosis on both sides of the medial compartment & there is subcortical oedema involving patellar facet.
    Meniscus damage on both Lateral and Medial.
    Medial collateral ligament is lax and swollen proximally with Oedema adjacent to its deep and superficial surfaces consistant with a sprain.
    Conclusion: Degeneration and tears of both Menisci. Appearance consistant with collateral Ligament sprains.

  28. Hi. I am a 46 years old male. I play golf. I have severe pain in both my knees (knee joints and ligaments) It gets aggravated with any sudden twist or with continuous exertion. Can’t walk properly, can’t climb stairs without aggravating the pain. I think Arnica and Rhus Tox can help my case but can you please recommend which medicine is better and what dosage? Thanks

  29. Kerri Hartley says:

    Our 20 year old daughter blew out her ACL playing competitive soccer this week. Had an MRI and is need of surgery.
    I have her taking Arnica, Hypericum, Ruta, Rhus, Bryonia, staphysagria and symphytum.
    Question is should she take ALL that and if so does it have to be 15 min between each one and not around food or drink?
    Any insight is appreciated. Also how often each day?
    We are devastated.
    Kerri Hartley

  30. I have a complex medial meniscus tear in the left knee and pain is not subsiding since last two months.. Only little better , I have tried Arnica, Ruta, Rhustox and symphytum. Please suggest

  31. Knee injury by sudden accident swelling in knee 3 month ago taking pain killer no benefit suggest some medicine

  32. Praveen kumar says:

    Hello,my name is Praveen I have a problem in my knee. my knee ligment was partial thickness tear.i don’t know which homeopathic medicine cure my problem for the rejoin of my knee ligment

  33. Rene Russell says:

    Hello, my name is Rene. My daughter is an avid volleyball player she plays for both the school and travel. Eight months out of the year she’s playing. Six actual games two additional months just practice. She is the Libero, defense specialist meaning she does the diving and digging and passing the ball so she’s hitting her knee quite often. We have tried knee braces icing it but it remains swollen and painful for her. I’ve given her Arnica I truly don’t believe I get it often enough But I do know that there are a few others that I might possibly need to give her what would your recommendation be? I’ve grown up taking and using homeopathic remedies my mother was very active with that. I know how they work and that they work so I would really like to take this route before any other. Thank you

  34. Dr. Deepak Paliwal says:

    Hi…myself dentist.. actually this is regarding my mom’s case..she is having maniscus pain..grade 3 radial tear diagnosed one year ago.. physiotherapy going on as surgery cancelled due to arthritic changes n poor prognosis…. Physiotherapy give relief but aftr 45days its still not treated completely…can homeopathy have option to treat it completely

  35. Anupam Nath says:

    Meniscus tear medicine

  36. neeshaarora says:

    Sir, my father is 56 years of age . After Chicken Gunya attack, he recovered from fever but his ankles had swelling and knees haves pain on movement. He stopped taking allopathic pain killer and started

    Eupatorium Perfoliatum 200 ch before meals
    Rhus Tox 200 ch after meals

    Both 10 drops three times daily with a gap of 30 minutes

    He is feeling much better and both the above medicines worked wonders

    Please advise if the above medicines are good enough to continue and if there is some other complementary homeo medicines he should take together

    Thank U and Kind Regards

  37. Dear Sir,I have tenderness in medial meniscus in both the knees.I don’t have acute pain but I feel like my legs have lost all the strength and I feel shortened. Also,I have swelling in my left knee. Can this be treated with homeopathy even If it is a torn meniscus.Please reply!

  38. i am 68 yrs.i have been dignosed meniscus tear in my left knee in MRI .my knee is locked when i standup to move from sitting or lying position .it is perhaps the result of jerk taken while playing game 10 yrs ago .i can walk easily but locking of knee is a big problem

  39. Mehul Sharma says:

    Can we heal a torn meniscus with the help of homeopathic medicines? I met with an accident before 1.5 yrs which resulted in a torn meniscus

    • Dr Manjusha Patankar says:

      My mother is 84 years old and has meniscal tear of the left knee with severe pain. She has not responded to ruta , rhus tox, arnica , bryonia .

      She is a Patient of stroke and MI

      What can I give her for her shooting pain while walking . Pain is present also at rest

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