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Ledum Palustre - Extremities, Limbs symptoms - T.F. Allen

Marsh-tea, Ledum, Led.

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


Extremities, limbs


Painful hard nodes, and calcareous concretions on the joints,

Trembling of the knees (and hands), while sitting and walking,


Desire to stretch the upper limbs (after thirty hours),

The limbs are numb and fall asleep,

A feeling of numbness and heaviness of the limbs, with pain in the bones (after twenty hours),

Painful feeling of weakness above the left elbow, and in the left knee, several times,

A painful feeling of stiffness in the wrist, elbow, and knee of the left side,

Painful heaviness of the right arm, at times worse in the shoulder or in the elbow, relieved by moving the joint; afterwards the same sensation in the knee and leg; even in bed, after 11 o'clock, some of the symptoms in the limbs are felt,

Pains in the knees, wrists, muscles on the inner sides of both upper arms; above the ankle,

Paralytic pain in all the joints, on moving the body at night in bed,

Feeling of compression in the muscles of the left upper arm and in the ankles,

A feeling of compression in the lower portion of both calves, on the sides of the tendo Achillis; in the left forearm; in the shoulder-joints; several times during the day,

Compression in the lower portion of the right forearm; afterwards in the lower legs,

Very painful compression in the muscles of the right forearm; after some hours, the same sensation in the muscles of the right leg, worse towards the outer part, above the external malleolus,

Violent compression in the calves, forearms, and lower portion of the legs,

Boring below the left elbow-joint and in the right ankle, while sitting,

Drawing in all the long bones of the body, on motion,

Drawing in the lower portion of the right calf, and in the left upper arm,

Drawing pains in various joints and parts of the extremities, aggravated after taking wine,

Drawing pains on the inner surface of the left upper arm; in the left ankle; on the right tibia,

Drawing pain in the left upper arm, and in the lower portion of the left thigh,

Drawing and pressive pains in the right toes, and in the shoulder while sitting,

Drawing and pressive pains alternately in the knees, shoulders, flesh part of the thigh, in the lower legs, while sitting,

Pressive drawing pains in the knees, inner side of the upper arm, frontal bone, metatarsal bones, shoulder-joint, especially in the evening and during rest,

Pains on the inner side of the left upper arm, in the left ankle, in the anterior surface of the left thigh, also in the metatarsal bones, like a pressure, compression, and drawing,

Pressure in the external muscles of the left thigh and in the muscles of the right upper arm,

Pressure in the right wrist, afterwards, in the first joint of the right great toe,

Pressure in the ankle and right wrist,

Pressure in the right thumb-joint, in the cool air, afterwards; in the right great toe,

Pressure in the knees, great toe, joint of the right thumb, in the fingers; after rising in the morning,

Pressure in the first joint of the left thumb, and sticking drawing in the metatarsal bones of the right side, extending towards the toes,

Violent pressure in the left shoulder, relieved by moving the arm, but immediately occurring in the right ankle and wrist; this pressure changes to heaviness of the whole arm; it was also more acute and persistent during rest,

Pressive pain in various joints; in the metacarpal bones,

Pressive pain in the lower portion of the left leg, in the right knee, in the lower part of the left upper arm, in the first phalanx of the right third finger, in the wall of the thorax beneath the right nipple; worse while walking,

Pressive pains in the knees and wrists, in the evening while sitting,

Pressive and drawing pains, especially on the posterior and outer portion of the left thigh, and in the muscles of the left forearm, while sitting,

Stitches in the ball of the left foot, above the left knee and above the right wrist, on the dorsal surface,

Stitches in the first joint of the right thumb, and violent pain in the left ankle-bones on standing up, which makes stepping and walking painful at first; followed by tearing on the left tibia,

A bruised and heavy feeling in the knees, right thigh, and left arm, lasting several minutes, and often changing place,

Bruised pain in the right knee, and in the middle of the left forearm,

Tearing pain in the left ankle, and in the left fifth metacarpal bone,

Violent tearing pain in the left tibia, in the right wrist, on the outer side of the left thigh,

Sticking-tearing pain in the joints,

(Jerking-tearing pain in the joints),

Bruised pain in the left lower leg, above the right knee, in the right forearm, in the right metatarsal bones, and above the right wrist,

Throbbing pain in the affected joints, preventing motion,

The pains increase towards evening, in the knees, tibiae, ankles, and shoulders; hitherto they have appeared only during rest, but at this time (fifth day of the proving) they are also noticed in the knees while walking, as a severe pressure lasting for a few minutes,

The pains in the joints only are worse on motion, not those in other parts,

The limbs, when not in motion, were almost entirely free from symptoms,

The pains in the joints were not worse on motion; on the contrary while they lasted, they could only be relieved by moving the affected part; when the limb was in motion, the pains were much less severe than when it was at rest,

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