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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. P Srinivasa prasad says:

    Right side shoulder pain. It was. Electric shock pain in bed sleeping time. And move in right side the pain was shock. I use the homeo medicine SANGUNERIA-200.’s good working 2 or 3days.After that the right shoulder same.and also use in Ferrum Met and Ferrum Phos. Temperarly relief and situation same.The desease will happen Last 2months.Rhustox 200 alo use.

  2. mohammed s rahman says:

    i have verry bad pain my left sholder lest one year i want soo maney doctor even 2 time enjecton ,manely night time .in every night 2/3 houre sleep than wickupbecouse of pain please adviceme what to do rely im tared of madican .thank you.mohammed rahman my tetephone # 407 739 3414

  3. Primla Lurhra says:

    I have problem with my left shoulder for nearly 7 months.I had 2 steroid injections which relieves the pain for only a short while. I m also doing exercises given by my physiotherapist but I m still in pain.Could u please b kind enough to let me know which homeopathic medicine you recommend for me and where to get it.According to my X-RAY Ihave got arthritis in my shoulder. Thanks.Hoping to hear from u


    This is very informative and I liked it.

    With best regards.


  5. Hello Dr.Sharma, I’m pushpa , having left shoulder pain ,so I can’t move my hand easily pl some good medicine

  6. Firoz mahmud says:

    My right side shoulder and hand muscle drying.c5-c6 cord problem

  7. Janina Moutou says:

    I broke my left shoulder about a year ago. It has healed well, but I was unable to sleep on my preferred left side for several months. I now suffer constant pain in the right shoulder and difficulty with some movements and as a result have problems sleeping. Is Arnica Montana 30ch indicated? I live in Mauritius where the availability of homeopathic remedies is somewhat limited. Any advice would be welvome
    Thank you.

  8. Kamni Kharbanda says:

    Hello,I have developed shoulder pain in the right shoulder,since the past 15 days
    Orthopedic suggested xray and ultrasound and Tens
    7 days gave me some relief
    Pain is not there all the time but early in the morning at 4am in lying position
    Am doing physio excercises but pain is there at certain angles
    Pl suggest some gud medicine

  9. S A Agarwal says:

    Article is very much useful SAAgarwal

  10. H dr ghows ali khan says:

    I am homeo dr and my wife has pain in shoulder moving to one or which potency i have to use Sanguanaria , colchicum are other you advise.thanks.

  11. sankatmochan says:

    Namaskar! Due to an accident in January 2021 left elbow pressured on the road but without any wound in the hand. Then pain is starting from left hand fingers to shoulder, more pain in shoulder muscle between elbow to shoulder. Hands movement is not free, more pain towards back. Sometimes whole hand is paining/aching internally. More pain when sleeping in left side. Pain is feeling if mobile, newspaper holding in left hand ; sleeping in face up position and seating in the chair etc. Orthopaedic doctor opine that there is ligament problem. Taken alopathic medicine, but pain is persisting. Please advice homoeopathic medicine for relief. Male, age 55 years.

  12. Christel Osmann says:

    Since having the first dose of the COVID vaccine I have developed pain and restricted movement in my shoulders .I have been taking sulphur and then advised to try Ledum and have had some relief but still having a lot of pain.
    Kind regards,

    • Nojibbyjabby4me says:

      Have you registered your adverse reaction on the VAERS website (USA) or yellow card scheme (uk)?


    I have right shoulder joint pain. During night time it gets aggravated. I have to change sleeping position in night. Sometimes pain is felt in upper arm.

  14. hafiz mustansar says:

    a.o.a sir left shoulder pain ha ,jo bazo ko jata ha.serf bazo ko pechy ki taraf modny sy he hota ya bazo sy kuch othany sy he hota ho to konci medicine ka use karyn.or kis potency ma lyn.

  15. Chandan debnath says:

    Sir. I suffer some problem I.e the left side deltoid gland to left hand fingers pain suddenly since few days. So please give me suggestion for taking homoeopathy

  16. Sharda gupta says:

    My right shoulder is paining due to fall. I have difficulty in raising arm upside . Movement is there but pain is there

  17. Arshi khan says:

    Hlo sar mere cousin ko shoulder blade me pain h pls help

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