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Muscle Injury – Homeopathy Can Offer Relief

Among the various muscle injuries, the most common types of muscle injury includes muscle strain and muscle contusion (bruised muscle). Use of homeopathic medicines for muscle injury is recommended for injuries of mild to moderate intensity.

homeopathic medicines for muscle injury

Muscle Strain

A muscle strain occurs from overstretching or tearing of the muscle or its tendons. Tendons are tough cords of fibrous connective tissue that connects muscle to bone. Muscle strain is also known as pulled muscle. It can arise when muscles get fatigued / tired or from putting excessive  pressure on muscles during certain activities, for eg sudden heavy lifting, excessive running, intense muscle use like during sports. It also may result when muscles are overused or used improperly. Though it can affect any muscle but muscle of neck, lower back and muscle in back of thigh are frequently involved.

The symptoms that it causes include pain, soreness over affected muscle. Stiffness and swelling may also accompany. Next there may occur weakness, spasm of muscle involved. Range of movement of affected muscles is also decreased. Bruising and a knotted feeling muscle are  yet other attending symptoms. Muscle strain can be acute or chronic. In acute muscle strain there occurs tearing of muscle all of sudden usually from trauma and injuries. Some of its reasons are overexertion, not warming up prior to intense physical activity and poor flexibility. It can also occur from jumping, running, lifting heavy weight, slipping. 

When it comes to chronic muscle strains these occur from repetitive movement like from playing certain sports like golf, tennis, baseball. Next reason behind it is maintaining poor posture. 

Muscle Contusion (bruised muscle)

It is very common among the various sports injuries. It refers to injury to muscle fibres and connective tissues. 

It is commonly seen in people playing sports ( like football, soccer, baseball, and basketball). other than this elderly people are at more risk of it. The frequently involved area in this type of injury is thigh and next is forearm. These usually result from a blunt injury / trauma. It can also happen from falling on a hard surface that damages the muscle fibers and connective tissue without  causing any breaks in the skin.

The muscles have plenty of blood vessels and when muscle fibers are damaged then bleeding may occur and excessive blood may collect in muscle resulting in sore painful swelling.

Its symptoms include pain located in the affected area. Next, there occurs swelling and discolouration at the area involved. Person may also feel a knot over the muscle area affected. Additionally there is limited mobility at the injured site.

Complications

Complications can occur, which include compartment syndrome. In this case, internal bleeding from an injury causes swelling in tissue from  the changed pressure. This can reduce the flow of blood to muscle and nerves causing death of tissue and sometimes loss of limb too. Next complication that can occur is myositis ossificans. In this case when muscle bruise is deeper or when a muscle gets trauma frequently again and again then the muscle tissue can become hard and form bone. This tends to limit the range of mobility.

Homeopathic Medicines for Muscle Injury

There is a good scope to treat muscle injury with natural homeopathic medicines. These medicines are very safe and effective for treating muscle injury. These help to speed up the healing of injured muscle and tendon and provide symptom relief. The homeopathic medicines help to reduce symptoms including muscle pain, stiffness, soreness, tenderness in a magnificent way. But in case of severe muscle injury, muscle tear and when symptoms are intense or are serious it is advised to take urgent help from conventional mode of treatment. Persistent pain, bleeding from affected site, numbness in injured location, inability to walk or move affected muscle are some of the symptoms that indicate the need of help from conventional mode of treatment

  1. Rhus Tox – Top Grade Medicine

Rhus Tox is one of the best medicines for managing cases of muscle and tendon injury.  It is prepared from fresh leaves of plant Rhus Toxicodendron. It belongs to family anacardiaceae. This medicine is effective for both muscle strains and contusions. Persons needing it have painful, sore, stiff muscles. It is well indicated when complaints arise from over stretching, over use, over straining of muscles and tendons. It is also recommended for complaints appearing from over lifting. For using it the pain can be tearing, shooting, stitching in nature. The pain worsens at night and from rest. Along with pain, stiffness is marked. For using this medicine, muscle of the back or any of the body parts may be affected.

  1. Arnica – For Complaint Arising from Blunt Injury/Trauma/Fall 

It is prepared from a plant named Arnica Montana having commonly known as Leopard’s – bane or fallkraut. It belongs to family compositae. It is a first aid medicine for injury cases. It is highly beneficial for muscle injury which is considered for complaints originating from blunt injury / trauma, falling on a hard surface, a blow. Persons needing it complain of sore bruised pain in the affected part. They feel as if the parts involved are beaten. They fear touching affected muscles due to intense pain and soreness. It also helps cases where complaints arise from overexertion and muscle overuse. 

  1. Ruta – For Injured, Strained Tendons

This medicine is prepared from a plant Ruta graveolens commonly known as Rue. It belongs to the family rutaceae. It is also among the top listed medicines for treating tendon injuries and strains. Persons requiring it have sore, aching bruised types of pains. Nodes can be felt in the tendon affected with injury. The parts on which they lie down feels sore. Restlessness can appear along with above symptoms. 

  1. Bellis Perennis – For Sore Pains from Strain or Injury

It is another natural medicine prepared from a plant known as the daisy. It belongs to family compositae. This medicine is useful for sore pains appearing from muscle injury, trauma or strain. There is aching and bruised sensation in the muscle involved. Swelling may occur with pain. Lameness is also felt with soreness. It is also prominently indicated for long standing pain originated from sports injury.  

  1. Bryonia – For Muscle Pain and Stiffness in Neck and Lower Back 

Homeopathic medicine Bryonia is prepared from a plant named Bryonia alba commonly known as wild hops. This plant belongs to the family cucurbitaceae. This medicine is a great medicine for managing muscle pain and stiffness present in the neck or lower back. In cases needing it the neck is also stiff along with pain. It worsens from touch and moving head sideways. Pain is mostly drawing in nature. In case of lower back pain the character of pain may be dull,aching or tearing type. The back muscles also feel stiff. Tenderness in the back is marked too. These symptoms prevent motion and stooping. The pain is better when lying. The back feels as if it is beaten.

  1. Magnesia Phos – For Cramping Muscle Pain

It works well in cases that present with cramping pain in muscles. For using it the pain may get better from heat. It may also be relieved from pressure. Other than cramping it is also indicated for cases in which the pains are shooting, lightning in nature. The pain is attended with great weakness. Patient feels tired, exhausted.

  1. Calcarea Carb – For Pain in the Thigh Muscle

This medicine is indicated for cases having pain in thigh muscles especially on the front side. The thighs feel as if lamed and bruised in these cases. There is stiffness in the thigh muscles. These also feel weak. Sensation of stiffness and weakness is felt especially when beginning to walk. In the middle of the thighs there occurs pain as if beaten. This mostly arises when going upstairs. Next stitching type of pain may be present in the thigh. This happens when stepping. Additionally the muscles of legs may be sore to touch.

  1. Dulcamara – For Painful Muscles in Back from Cold Exposure

This medicine  is prepared from fresh green stems and leaves of plant Solanum dulcamara commonly known as woody nightshade and bitter – sweet. It belongs to family solanaceae. This medicine is valuable for cases presenting with pain in back muscles that occurs from cold exposure. The pain may worsen at night and while resting. It tends to get better from motion. The back muscles are also stiff. These are also sore. Sometimes numbness is felt in addition to above symptoms.

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