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Top 7 Homeopathic Medicines for Shoulder Pain

The human shoulder is made up of a shoulder joint and different muscles, tendons and ligaments. It is one of the largest joints of the body that accommodates a wide range of movements. This complex joint is highly movable but is also one of the most unstable joints in the body. Any pain arising in the shoulder joint or the surrounding muscles, ligaments, and tendons is called shoulder pain. Homeopathic medicines for shoulder pain provide relief by stimulating the body’s natural healing process. homeopathic medicines for shoulder pain

Homeopathic Medicines for Shoulder Pain

Sanguinaria Can, Ferrum Met, Rhus Tox, Phytolacca Decandra, Colchicum Autumnale, Bryonia Alba and Ruta Graveolens are the most commonly indicated medicines for shoulder pain.
These medicines also help manage accompanying symptoms like stiffness, swelling, and tenderness. They further aim at decreasing any inflammation and help heal the muscles, tendons, and ligaments by encouraging natural healing within the body.

Natural medicines for shoulder pain are made from natural substances and do not cause any side effects. They help alleviate pain by restoring the body’s natural healing process. The most commonly used homeopathic medicines for shoulder pain include:

1. Sanguinaria Can – For Shoulder Pain on Right Side

Sanguinaria Can is the medicine indicated for shoulder pain that occurs on the right side. People who need Sanguinaria Can experience difficulty in raising the arm due to excessive shoulder pain. This pain extends to the right upper arm. Stiffness in the neck may also occur along with shoulder pain. The pain tends to get worse during night time or when turning in bed.

2. Ferrum Met – For Shoulder Pain on Left Side

Ferrum Met is a medicine indicated for treating shoulder pain on the left side. This medicine is recommended for people who experience worsening of pain due to motion and are unable to raise their arm.
Ferrum Met is used when the nature of shoulder pain is tearing, drawing or boring in nature. The pain from the shoulder may shoot down the arm. Application of warm compress over the shoulder helps relieve the pain. Other symptoms indicating the need for this medicine include cracking in shoulder joint and aggravation of the pain at night.

3. Rhus Tox – For Shoulder Pain that gets Better with Motion

Rhus Tox is a well-indicated medicine for shoulder pain in cases where motion provides relief from pain, and the pain gets worse with rest. Along with pain, stiffness, and swelling, cracking in the shoulder joint is also present. Relief through massage and warm applications on the shoulder also indicate the need for this medicine. Rhus Tox is also helpful in cases where overstraining, overstressing or injury is the cause of shoulder pain.

4. Phytolacca Decandra – For Shoulder Pain that is Shifting in Nature

Phytolacca Decandra is a medicine used for treating shoulder pain that is shifting in nature. The guiding feature that indicates the use of this medicine is pain that keeps on wandering from one shoulder-joint to the other. The pain may be shooting or electric shock-like in nature. Worsening of pain in damp weather conditions also indicate the need for this medicine.

5. Colchicum Autumnale – For Shoulder Pain from Gout

Colchicum Autumnale is a medicine used for shoulder pain that arises from gout. The shoulder joint feels stiff and hot, coupled with pain which may be stitching in nature. This medicine works well for people who complain of shoulder pain that worsens on touch; where slight touching of the shoulder results in unbearable pain.

6. Bryonia Alba – For Shoulder Pain Worse with Motion

Bryonia Alba is a medicine used for shoulder pain that gets worse with the slightest motion. The pain may also get worse with deep breathing. The shoulder can also appear shiny-red and swollen. The pain from the shoulder extends down the arm.
This medicine works in cases where resting helps ease the pain.

7. Ruta Graveolens – For Shoulder Pain due to Inflamed Tendons

Ruta Graveolens is a medicine indicated for shoulder pain due to inflamed tendons. Shoulder pain that occurs due to overstretching or injury of the shoulder tendons is also treatable with this medicine. It is used in cases where the shoulder is sore, bruised, and hanging the arms down worsens the pain. Ruta Graveolens helps reduce shoulder pain as well as the inflammation of tendons.

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  1. Rizwana iqbal says:

    Hello dr im dr rizwana iqbal
    I want to consult you

  2. Nalini Kanta Mohapatra says:

    Dr. Sharma
    I am 66, diabetic, taking medication for diabetes, high b.p. and cholesterol.
    Pain in right arm since six months, unable to move hand backwards pain during night while sleeping and raising hand upwards.
    Had taken Alpha-MP, no significant relief.
    No thirst and no desire to drink water. No taste in food.
    Kindly suggest a homeopathic remedy with power and frequency of taking the medication.

  3. दत्तात्रेय सिताराम जगताप says:

    हाय,माझे दोन्ही खांदे सकाळी झोपेतून ऊठल्या नंतर दाहा मिनिटे फार वेदना होतात नंतर झोपेपर्यंत नौरमल राहातात यासाठी औषध सुचवा

  4. Priyanka Paul says:

    Hi dr i am having left shoulder pain while sleeping..colar bone and hand too

  5. Hi Dr,

    Can you prescribe me for my left shoulder being painful especially while sleeping I feel pain, I also have pain in my left knee and hip.


    Madam, Good evening!! I have supraspinatus tendonitis is there any homeopathic treatment for the same..or as mentioned above the medicine Ruta Graveolens will work in this case what should be the power and medicine dose

  7. Mrs Meera Singh says:

    fell on slippery floor due to spillage of water on floor about three four months back hitting right side of body slightly hip then elbow finally Rt shoulder there is slight pain in bigining on every involved parts but after one week except shoulder all are vanised
    Rt shoulder jont still not ok its all arround movement of joint is not carried out at all, extreme pain is there while lifting arm front sideways and above shoulder height. Xray & MRI done no any abnormality found. Alopathic medcines physiotherpy excercises session taken but all in vein. Kindly suggest

  8. Hello Dr . Sharma

    I have pain in my left shoulder. I did the MRI. As per doctor i have infection in my left shoulder . Just he is treating me through phisio therophy. But I didn’t improve . Kindly suggest me homeopathic medicine for my shoulder.

    • Age 65,house wife, no sugar but taking allopathy medicines for BP and cholesterol.Right shoulder has severe pain since 2 months and now swelling on the shoulder joint and neck & also knee pain and varicose on right side The situation aggravates after taking bath .can you suggest some medicines for me

  9. My right shoulder hurts alot. It seems to hurt more when it’s resting any suggestions?

  10. Seetharama says:

    Suffering from arthritis of left shoulder joint along with cervical spondylitis (from past 44 years) involving c5, c6, c7 and c8 vertebra. Suggest homeopathic treatment. Thanks.

  11. Varalakshmi n says:

    Hello doctor
    I have been using homeo medicines from last 25yrs.i believe fully in the effectiveness of homeo medicines.
    I have been suffering with the left side shoulder pain which extends sometimes till hip.
    What medicines can I use for the total relief
    Thank you

  12. BABULAL BISWAS says:

    Dear Mam,

    I suffering right shoulder pain since 2 month , also I have got stiffness and pain right neck before shoulder pain . Few days (15) i have taken Arnica 200 and got relief to some extent . After stopping Arnica again increases both the pain . Specially shoulder pain becomes more effecting me,

    Please suggest the right medicine for me.

    Regards ,

    Babulal Biswas.

  13. Subhash Chandra Roy says:

    Dear Doctor I feel pain in joint of left shoulder since last four years either in rest or movement. I also am diabetic since last two months and hyper tension since last 12 years

  14. Hi
    Doctor good morning

    I have problem with right solder pain and neck pain also from last 15 days

    From last two days I am getting the pain in right leg also

  15. S N MOHANTY . Mob.8249211328/ 9439205968 says:

    Dear Dr. Sharma. I am suffering pain with my left arm since last 5 days. Please advice in this respect for homeopathy medicine.Okay thanks.

  16. Dear Sir,
    i am age of 48 and having pain in my left shoilder to elbow , shifitng … took alopath treatment and gone for all test found normal.
    further advised for phyisiotherapy.. which was almost benefitted but not fully cure, still left hand action in few direction having pain in vain as feels. please advised the medecin.

  17. sabita Chakrabarti says:

    Age 65,house wife, no sugar or BP or urea. Left shoulder has pain on movement & hand cannot be taken to back side(specialist says no frozen shoulder). X Ray normal. MRI shows tear in rotar cuff tendron. Suggest a medicine & an ointment(allopath opines that surgery (stitching ) is must). She has also problem(pain ) in right shoulder & knees! Intake of food is poor, very hard working , has tension ,constipation, urine burning(slight relief with intake of water/cantharis/alkasol). Regards. Dr. B.K. Chakrabarti(science worker)

  18. shyamal kumar Roy says:

    Not just in shoulder but just below the shoulder in left hand in left face . during ups and downs not so pain but in the muscle and and at the time of movement there is pain in surroundings. l feel pain when arm is folding and support with folding arm , pain is felt when folding arm moves. sometimes feel pain in neck side and lying time when hand is moving.
    First time I feel it when I place my mobile in left hand with folding arm and work with right hand. At the time of stretches my arm in straight I felt pain just below the elbow now it is changed.

  19. My mother who is 68 years old has fallen on ground and there is filull thickness tear in sueraspinatus . ithere is gap of 20 mm. Is there any teatment in homeopathy.

  20. prakash kumar says:

    good morning sir,
    i am prakash kumar and i am currently going training in armed force.
    but from last 6 months i am having shin pain and my lower leg gets stiff after a small run and the posterior part of shin bone starts paining.
    and also my shoulders are making some kind of pop sounds everytime i do some exercise or strecth my arm.
    may i please know what should i do to cure it.
    i have 30 days leave where should i go for treatment

  21. Subhas Chandra mistry says:

    Shoulders pains starting on and from last week and some time its turns from up to lower level of the back bone of my 25 daughter.

  22. Left shoulder pain, due to working out and weights. Pushing down on weights and heard and felt a snap in left shoulder. From that moment, 2 months ago, the pain was bearable, but hold arm at should length and pushing it back, hurts now. Range of motion has diminished. Any and all help is greatly appreciated. thank you

  23. Arun Jalota says:

    I have extreme sharp pain on my left shoulder blade radiating to the top of the arm. There is slight neck pain as well. The pain gets better when I hold my arm up.

  24. ghulam abbass says:

    dear sir , i m medical doc age 59 , almost 3 months back i started pain in right shoulder , same as u said even to shake hand i take help of left hand taken allopathic mediciens . a little relief later taken bryoheam of german schawabe ,, pain in right almost gone and now shifted to left even more severe , some cracking sound also there on left now pain on left shoulder is more than right though there is pain in right but pain on left shoulder forgot left in fact both now ,, i was reading ur above medicine for left , right and shifting ,, now in fact i have in both more on left ,earerlier before bryoheam only on right , what medicine u sugges plz mail me thank usually difficult to find same page again thanks if u reply thanks

  25. sp chaurasia says:

    right shoulder pain

  26. Nurhayati says:

    Good day dr sharma. My daughter has an intermitent shoulder pain . Right shoulder to be exact. She said her shoulder felt weak and aching when doing movement. Hope to hear from you. Thank you in advance

  27. Ram Saroj says:

    Sleeping is the worst activity for me because it leads to complete dryness of my mouth,a vacuum sensation in the whole mouth with the tongue firmly stuck to the’taalu’.
    About me: age 49 , male , like cold open air .
    Chronic cough : allergic < dust,fume,cold weather/air
    hot humid air, perspiration

  28. Daniel Lenzi says:

    What do you recommend for COPD/shortness of breath

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