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Digitalis Purpurea - Extremities, Limbs symptoms - T.F. Allen

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Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Digitalis Purpurea in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.


Extremities, limbs


Tense painful swelling, first of the legs, then also of the hands and fingers, only slowly disappearing after several months; pulse not at all slower, and the discharge of urine not increased,

Great weakness of the arms and legs,


Heaviness and sluggishness of the limbs,

Heaviness and helplessness of the limbs,

Drawing in the elbows and knees,

Pains in all the joints, as if sprained, after the midday nap,

Piercing pains in the joints,

Each complained that his fingers and the extremities of his toes were affected alike, a burning sensation, as if pierced by needles,

Upper extremities

Paralytic weakness of the left arm, he is scarcely able to raise it, and cannot clench the fingers without pain,

A sore-like burning of the right arm,

Painful tensive pressure in the muscles of the arm and shoulder, on moving the arm,


(Much muscular rheumatism in the right shoulder, allowing but little sleep in the night, only disappearing after seven days),

At night, violent pain in the left shoulder and elbow-joints, together with semiconscious sleep, lying upon the back with the left arm over the head,

Pressure in the right shoulder, several times, and in the left knee,


Heaviness of the left arm, even noticed during rest,

Burning sticking in the left upper arm,

Tearing stitches in the right upper arm, when walking,

Needle-like stitches in the lower part of the upper arm, continuing even on moving it,

Painful itching throbbing in the flesh of the upper arm,


Pressing in the right elbow,

Painful sensation in the elbow-joint, as if the nerve were pressed upon, or as though the arm would go to sleep, also noticed on touching the part,


A paralytic pain in the middle of the ulna, on stretching out the arm, or when it lies outstretched,

Pinching and sharp sticking pinching on the back of the ulna above the wrist,

Severe stitches in the muscles of the right forearm.

Violent tearing in the right forearm, during rest and motion,


Violent boring in the right wrist towards the thumb (lasting),

Paralytic tearing in the bones of the wrist,


Swelling of the right hand and fingers, lasting three hours, at night,

Paralytic tearing in the right metacarpal bones,


Involuntary jerking and drawing outward of the left index finger,

Fingers frequently become suddenly stiff,

Numbness and insensibility of the three last fingers and one side of the ball of the right hand, after several weeks,

Frequent slight falling asleep of the fingers,

Slight drawing in the fingers,

Burning stitches in the left thumb just above the nail aggravated by pressure upon it,

Cramplike stitches in the ball of the left thumb, during rest and motion,

Paralytic tearings in the finger-joints, during rest and motion,

Jerking paralytic tearings in the right index finger,


Lower extremities


Infiltration of lower extremities (after four days),

Staggering, ; (soon),


Great stiffness of the joints of the lower extremities, after sitting (in a wagon); relieved by walking,

Weakness of the legs; is constantly obliged to stretch them out,

Weakness and weariness of the legs, with trembling,

Loss of power and paralytic weakness of the legs,

I experienced in my a feeling of great fatigue (third day),

Painful drawing in the right leg, especially in the thigh, when sitting; then in the right knee and right ankle,


Spasmodic movements in the muscles of thighs (after ten hours),

Nates fall asleep, in the evening while sitting, and feel dead,

In the bend of the thighs a pressive tension in the tendons of the lumbar muscles, which become prominent on motion, though almost only while walking; on pressure upon them there is pain, as from the pressure of a hard body under the skin,

A drawing cramp in the forepart of the hard body under the skin,

A drawing cramp in the forepart of the bend of the right thigh, aggravated after motion of the lumbar muscles, when it becomes a bubbling, and continues even while sitting,

Aching in the thighs and legs, on beginning to move after lying down; they feel bruised,

Drawing in the inner side of the thigh, while sitting,

Cramplike drawing in the muscles of the thigh above the popliteus, while sitting, disappearing after walking awhile,

Pressive drawing in the anterior muscles of the thigh,

A pain, rather pressive than drawing, on the anterior portion of the thigh, gradually increased and again diminished,

Cutting in the thigh, on laying one leg over the other, disappearing on separating the legs,

Sticking in the bend of the thigh, while walking,

Sharp stitches in the thigh just above the left knee, towards the left side,

Painful itching throbbing in the flesh of the thigh,


Jerking of the muscles below the hollow of the left knee, rhythmical with the pulse, disappearing on touch,

Painless stiffness of the external condyles of the knee-joints, as from internal swelling, with sensation of coldness,

Sensation of great fatigue in the knees, on ascending steps,

Tension in the hollow of the knees, so that she cannot straighten them,

Pressure in the left knee and bones of the foot,


Lassitude in the legs and knees,

Heaviness in the left leg, as if in the tibia, impeding walking,

Pain in the calves (fourth day),

Pain, as from weariness, in the tibiae and knees, as after a long walk, while walking,

Burning in the right calf, on resting one leg over the other,

Drawing in the left tibia, as if a portion were torn out,

Sharp stitches on the outer side of the tibiae below the knee, during rest and motion,

Smarting pain in the left leg, as if it were crushed, while standing,


The ankle is painful as if sprained, on stretching it out,

Lasting pressure in the left ankle,


Sharp stitches in the sole of the right foot, so acute that the whole leg jerks, in the evening,


Drawing in the toes several times,

Violent drawing in the toes,


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