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Arnica Dosage for Old Ankle Injury

I sprained my ankle badly 5 years ago. Significant damage to cartilage on the OCD. Had surgery to remove large lesion and drilled holes in bone to stimulate healing. Recent MRI shows that new scar cartilage has not regenerated. Doctor thinks it is because the limited blood flow to soft tissue has been compromised. Symptoms are limited range of motion (15% loss) and soreness and stiffness especially after intense physical activity. Doctor thinks range of motion problem is due to residual bone spurs and/or loose bodies.

I want to try Arnica Montana to treat my chronic condition. I'm new to homeopathy, and what I understand is an old chronic condition like this requires high potency (low concentration) dosage. I think that means somewhere between 30C to 200C or possibly greater. But I can't figure out exactly what potency to try and how often I'm supposed to take it.

Can anyone advise? Thank you so much.
 
  wizard on 2009-08-16
This is an internet forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
day 1 to day3
please take three doses of arnica 30c thrice a day at gap of 4 hours.
One dose means
If the medicine is in pills form 4 pills. Don't touch pills with hand. Use cap of bottle to take pills.
If the medicine is in liquid dilution form, 3-4 drops in some 20 ml water. Sip up slowly.

day 4 to day 10
please take 4 tablets of calcarea fluorica 6x thrice a day at a gap of 4 hours.

Please follow homeo restrictions like no coffee, no raw onion/garlic, no strong perfumes, don't eat or drink anything within 30 minutes before or after taking medicine.

Please report after 10 days.
 
kadwa 9 years ago

So I'm on day 10 and just took my last dose of Calcarea Flourica. I got 8X because that was what was available at my local store.

No change in the ankle. Range of motion is still the same. Recovery from surgery was 6 months to a year, so I'm thinking that a much longer term plan is probably appropriate. Any advice would be much appreciated.

P.S. Three days of arnica felt great! In general I felt 15 years younger.
 
wizard 9 years ago

Then go back to Arnica - the reaction always should be assessed anyway before moving to a new remedy.

You need to take Arnica in liquid form though so you can either stir or hit the bottle of liquid, before each dose (to make sure each dose is more potent than the one before).

It might be that you need a remedy from the same group as Arnica, all of which are highly useful for old injuries.
 
brisbanehomoeopath 9 years ago

Actually, late last night I did some stretching of my ankle and did notice some change. I did full rotations at maximum range of motion in both directions. Normally, when I do this, the joint makes some cracking/clinking noises.

This time, the cracking/clicking sounds seemed different. Less pronounced and more frequent. And the joint did seem less stiff. It hard to be sure, but I think that the range of motion has improved slightly. After stretching, felt a warm sensation in the ankle.

How should I proceed? Should I do the routine over again, starting with 3 days of arnica, then back to the calc. flour.? Or just keep taking the calc flour?

Thanks for all the advice.
 
wizard 9 years ago

Hi Bris

i have read your comments made on this thread. i have read your threads on neo miasms and i do have lot of respect for you. Please don't think that i am intentionally offending you by not following your theory and practice. You are always welcome to voice your criticism and i am noting that.

Thanks and Regards.

Hi wizard
The remedy that is clearly indicated in your case is Rhus Tox. Arnica too will play it's part. But the main remedy is rhus tox. Calcarea Fluorica is a tissue salt. It is not a homeopathic remedy and it will give nutritional support without interfering with the action of the homeo remedy. Again what i give is my suggestion and you are free to do what you like. Rhus Tox follows Arnica well and Arnica too follows Rhus Tox well.
You are not only a Wizard here but you are also a King!!

day 1 to day 3
please take three doses of Rhus tox 30c at a gap of 4 hours. What is a dose is already explained.

day 4 to day 10
please take four tablets of Calcerea Fluorica 6x thrice a day at a gap of 4 hours.

Please follow homeo restrictions and report back after 10 days.
 
kadwa 9 years ago

Hi Kadwa - there was no criticism aimed at you at all :) Calc-f is a fine choice for an injury that hasnt healed, I was just listening to what the patient had said about feeling better than he had in a long time, in a General sense, from Arnica.
 
brisbanehomoeopath 9 years ago

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