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Phosphorus - Extremities, Limbs symptoms - Hahnemann

Phosphurus, Phosphorous, Phosphor, Phosphur, Phosph, Phos.

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HPUS indication of Phosphorus: Hoarseness
Common symptoms: Hoarseness, Apprehension, Bruises, Burns, Fear.

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


Extremities, limbs

Heaviness in the shoulders and arms (aft. 2 d.).

Drawing straining in the muscles of the arms, from the shoulders to the half of the fore-arm.

Drawing pain in the whole arm, increasing in the evening.

Tearing in the left arm and in the hand.

The left arm goes to sleep, with numbness of the fingers (without coldness), while they are drawn up crooked, especially in the morning, after which the arm becomes quite fatigued.

The arm on which the head rests, goes to sleep.

The arms go to sleep.

The right arm goes to sleep, in the morning (aft. 8 d.).

Much itching on the arms.

Lassitude in the arms, so that she did not want to move (aft. 16 d.).

Lassitude in the joints of the arms, while the arteries on the hands are distended.

Paralytic, sore pain in the arm, with trembling, when she holds anything in her hand.

Pain, as from a sprain, in the right arm.

Pain, sensation of numbness, and lack of strength in the right arm, chiefly about the elbow-joint, in the evening when lying down in bed, going off by a change of position, but soon returning and frequently thus recurring.

Tearing on the outer surface of the right upper arm, appearing after rubbing on the forearm, where there was a visible subsultus.

Bruised pain in the right upper arm, while sitting.

Bruised pain in the left humerus, from the elbow to the top of the shoulder, drawing up and down, while sitting.

Rheumatic pain in the right upper arm, after a slight cold.

Tearing in the upper arm.

Great weariness of the upper arms.

Burning on the skin of both the upper arms.

Painful pressure in the periosteum of the humerus and the radius, like pain of the bones (aft. 6 h.).

The elbow-joint is painful, as if broken.

Tearing and drawing in the right elbow-joint.

Tearing and boring in the elbows up to the top of the shoulders.

Tearing extending downward from the elbow on the inner side of the fore-arm, to the joint of the thumb, as if it would tear out the bone, going off after friction.

Tearing and shooting in the right elbow.

Stitches in the elbow-joint, after a fright, and then also stitches in a spot of the foot, which is rubbed sore.

Gnawing pain in the right elbow, extending to near the top of the shoulder, while sitting.

A shock and twitching in the olecranon processes, while sitting.

Red points with gnawing itching on a spot of the bend of the right elbow, as large as the hand.

Severe tearing on the inner side of the left forearm, as if it would tear off the skin, in the morning.

Tearing in the forearms, especially about the wrist-joint.

Tearing in the wrist-joint, with paralytic weakness, in the evening.

Bruised pain in the right radius.

Tearing pain and tearing in the hands and wrist-joints.

Pain as from a sprain in the wrist-joint.

Tearing in the metacarpal bones.

Tearing in the hand, especially in the knuckles, chiefly at night in bed.

Transient tearing in the knuckles and the thumb.

Drawing in the hand and in the fingers, after moistening the hands with lukewarm water.

Burning and shooting on a spot of the right inner edge of the hands.

Formication of the hands in the open air, while yawning (aft. ¼ h.).

Heaviness and trembling of the hands, on letting the arms hand down, with redness and swollen veins, with a sensation as if much blood rushed into them.

Rush of blood to the hands (and the head), as if coming from the stomach, with swollen veins on the dorsum of the hands.

Cold hands.

Trembling in the hands.

Trembling of the hands, in the morning.

The one hand is at times as if paralyzed, for several hours.

Both hands are asleep, in the morning on awaking, the fingers had no sensation (21st d.).

The right hand is asleep, in the morning, in bed (aft. 9 d.).

Itching of the hands.

The skin on both the hands is very rough and dry.

Warts come on the hands.

Sudamen on the dorsum of both the hands, with itching, worse at night.

Burning sensation in the hands, with external heat.

Burning sensation in the palms.

Keenly painful stitches in the wrist-joint while at rest (aft. 17 d.).

Sudden swelling of the hands and the fingers.

Swelling of the wrist-joint, with beating in it as in an ulcer, and tearing extending into the fingers, even when at rest, and much worse when moving the wrist which is very stiff (after taking cold?).

Pain as from a sprain in the thumb, when seizing anything.

Swelling of the posterior joint of the thumb, painful when touched, and with tensive pain as if from a strain in gripping, when moved.

Pain as from a sprain, or as from a strain, in seizing, in the posterior joint of the thumb, when moving.

Pain of the finger-joints as from a strain (aft. 6 d.).

Numbness and insensibility of the fingers of the one hand, while those on the other feel asleep.

The middle finger of the right hand becomes quite numb, dead, bloodless and cold in moderately cold air.

Twitches of single fingers.

Paralytic twitching occasionally in the right thumb, while writing, so that he can hardly hold his pen.

His fingers are occasionally drawn together, as from a spasm.

Weakness and twitching in one finger, all the day.

Severe twitching in the left little finger.

Heaviness in the finger tips.

Spasmodic drawing and tearing in the little finger.

Tearing in the right little finger.

Paralysis of the fingers, so that although they can feel, they can hardly be moved.

Tension in the fingers of the left hand.

Tension in the fourth and fifth fingers of both hands, as if strained.

Swelling of a finger, with pain, chiefly when knocking it against something.

Tedious Paronychia, which will not heal.

The skin of the finger joints crack, as if from great cold.

The nates are painful as if festering within, when sitting for some time.

Pulsation in the nates.

Quivering in the nates.

Visible but painful twitching in the one natis and in the thigh.

The right hip-joint is painful.

Painful, paralytic sensation in the left hip, in the evening, so that he can hardly tread; without trouble, however, in sitting and lying down.

Sensation in the region of the right hip, as if it was held tight, without pain in sitting.

Severe pain in the bend of the left thigh.

Pain in the hips as if sprained.

Shooting in the left hip, it goes off by friction, after dinner.

Violent stitch in the right hip toward the chest.

Itching on both the hips.

In the lower limbs, great weakness, she readily falls down.

The left leg goes to sleep, without cause, in the morning.

Severe, paralytic sensation in the right lower limb, at night.

Weariness in the lower limbs, in the morning.

Pain in the lower limbs, in the morning on rising, as after a long foot-tour.

Heaviness and weariness in the lower limbs, especially on going up stairs.

Straining in the whole of the right lower limb, also when at rest.

Tension in the lower limbs and pressive pain, causing stiffness in the left lower limb.

Spasmodic contraction in both the legs and feet, with jerks.

Severe pressive pain in the left ischium, when sitting for a long time.

Great restlessness in the legs, with icy cold hands, chiefly in the evening.

In the thigh, severe drawing, hither and thither, during the siesta.

Drawing pain in the thighs, relieved by walking; to which it compels him.

Momentary, tearing pain in the left thigh, up from the knee.

Rhythmic tearing on the posterior part of the thigh, in the evening after lying down.

Tearing jerks, on the upper part of the posterior side of the thigh, extending to the knee, while walking in the open air and afterwards, every four minutes, with sore pain of the spot when touched.

Shooting and burning on the right thigh, just above the knee, in brief paroxysms, going off by friction, while sitting.

Burning in the thigh, much aggravated by touching it.

Bruised pain in the middle of the thigh; the spot pains so much when touched that he cannot walk for pain.

Itching on the thigh and on the patella.

Severe itching on a small spot of the thigh, with erosion after scratching.

Large pimples, painful when touched, posteriorly on the thighs.

Soreness on the inner side of the thighs.

Herpes above the knees and below the patella.

Constant coldness in the knees, at night in bed.

Trembling in the knees.

Spasmodic drawing in the knees, when walking.

Tearing in the knees in the open air, for several evenings.

Tearing in the knees and in the patellae, at times as if in the bone; occasionally going off by friction; also after dinner.

Severe tearing from the knee down the inner side of the calf, as if the flesh was being torn form the bone, passing off through friction; after dinner.

Drawing pain from the knees down into the feet.

Drawing from the left knee down into the foot (aft. 20 d.).

Drawing from the knee into the foot, in the evening, and after every drawing, a painful jerk (aft. 15 d.).

Tearing in the right hough, at night.

Straining of the tendon of the houghs, while walking, as if too short.

Gouty tension in the knees, as if strained; they are hot when touched.

Paralytic sensation in the left knee.

Pain, as from a sprain, in the left knee.

Dull pain about the right knee-joint.

Shooting in the knees, at night, in paroxysms.

Stitch on the inner surface of the right knee, at every step; but when sitting and lifting the thigh, a bruised pain above the knee, which goes off on rising from the seat.

Tearing from the knee down into the dorsum of the foot, while the anterior part of the left foot is asleep; it goes off by friction.

Red inflamed puff, quickly formed between the calf and the hough, with eroding pain.

Tension in the right calf, while walking.

Cramp in the calves.

Cramp in the calves, and twitching upward of the leg when stretching it in walking.

The leg from the calf to the foot is asleep, s if the circulation had been checked below the knee by a tight ligature.

Severe itching on the calves and the tibiae.

Pain of the tibiae, while walking.

Bruised pain in the tibiae.

Bruised pain in the periosteum of the tibia, which also feels sore when touched.

Rhythmic tearing on the left tibia, anteriorly above the foot in the morning, on awaking.

Tearing stitches, down the tibiae.

Many small spots, like freckles, on the lower part of the tibia.

Many small, bluish-red spots, almost like petechia, on the legs.

Pain in the left ankle-joint, extending up to the calf.

Violent tearing and shooting in the feet, so that he cannot sleep for it by night.

Tearing on the inner border of the sole of the left foot, from the heel forward, while sitting.

Tearing in the left ankle, at night, so that he could not sleep.

Severe itching on the soles and toes, in the evening.

Crawling in the feet and toes, as from ants.

Crawling under the toes.

Crawling in the feet, at night, as if asleep.

Pain in the ankle-joint as if sprained, while walking; there is tension on treading (at. 4 d.).

Proneness of the ankle-joint to sprain and to give way while treading.

Paralytic sensation in the feet.

Icy cold feet, which even refuse to get warm in bed (in June).

Paralytic drawing pain in the ankles to the knee.

Sweating of the feet.

Heaviness in the feet, as if they were swollen.

Heaviness of the feet (aft. 11 h.).

Swelling of the tendons on the right ankle.

Swelling of the feet, in the evening (aft. 7 d.).

Swelling of the feet, when walking.

Swelling of one foot.

Swelling of the feet, even in the morning.

Spots on the feet.

Blisters and ulcers on the left keep multiplying.

Stitches in the swelling on the feet.

Shooting pain in the right ankle, with swelling round about it, she cannot tread for pain.

Pain of the soles of the feet, as if she had walked too far.

Pain in the soles of the feet when walking; they are red.

Troublesome sensation of dryness in the soles of the feet (aft. 27 d.).

Cramp in the soles of the feet (aft. 3 d.).

Constant tendency to cramp in the soles of the feet and in the toes.

Cramp in the soles.

Jerks in the feet, with formicating cramp in the soles.

Jerks and dartings in the feet.

Tearing stitches in the soles of both the feet.

Tearing and shooting in the soles, so that he cannot tread.

Ticking pain in the heels, at night, she must rub them warm, to gain relief.

The left foot goes to sleep, on crossing the legs.

Weakness and sensation of going to sleep in the feet, with great restlessness.

Formication in both the heels.

Tension in the heels, in the morning in bed.

A blister on the heel, which opened, became humid, and very painful when walking (aft. 14 d.).

The heels and toes formerly frozen, being to be very painful, especially in the shoes, in walking (aft. 48 h.).

The toes formerly frozen, have a pressive and burning pain, in the shoes, in walking.

Violent pain in the left big toe.

Itching under the toes and on the soles.

Severe stitches in the ball of the big toe, with inflammation there.

Chilblains form in March (aft. 9 d.).

Shooting in the left big toe, more when moving in the evening.

Tearing in the toes, when sitting; it goes off by friction.

Twitching in the left big toe, while sitting.

Violent stitch in the right big toe.

The big toe pains as if frozen.

Pains in the corns, piercing through bone and marrow.

Severe shooting pressure in the corns, like boring with a knife.

Shooting in the corns, when walking.

Old corns begin to be painful on the little toe, which also swells up.

Corns on the heels are keenly painful, on the slightest pressure, even from the pressure of the bed covers.

Shooting in the corns (which later pass away).

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