homeopathic remedy for crepitus (bone grinding) in the knee
I am writing to you again because I still have problems with my knees. I still have inflammation and pain. To add to that, I also have crepitus (bone grinding or cracking noise) in my knees when I walk or change position of my knees. Normally the crepitus would not be a problem except it also gives me pain. The orthopedic surgeon says I have to live with it (crepitus and pain) and I think that is not true. Is there any homeopathic remedy that will get rid of the inflammation and crepitus? I know if those two issues were resolved, I would no longer experience pain.
You say that your knee is inflammed? Well, with this inflammation, do you have redness, swelling, a feeling of heat from around the area or any burning pain with a loss of function?
The remedy that I would suggest for this is APIS. It is a good remedy for any kinds of inflammatory processes within the body and is commonly used for bee and wasp stings and any kind of hive type reaction where inflammation is present.
Take this for a few days and see if it helps.
If it does help to bring down the inflammation, then there is another remedy called CAUSTICUM that is helpful for rheumatic pains in the limbs, burning in the joints with cracking and tension in the knees specifically.
If the Apis does work in helping to bring down the swelling, then after about three to four days you could then switch to the Causticum and see if this again helps. However, if the Apis does not help after about three days, then you can switch to the Causticum and see if this helps where the Apis has not.
Let me know how you get on and if these remedies do not help at all, then I can have another look at possible remedies that might.
Regarding the inflammation in the knees, there is swelling around the kneecap and the pain is severe especially when walking. The pain is sharp and there is sometimes a tingling sensation in both knees and thighs. Since there is bone grinding (crepitus) in the outer part of the left knee, I walk with a limp and that places lots of pressure on the right knee. I think that if the crepitus in the left knee were gone, I would no longer limp and then I would no longer need to put all the pressure on the right knee. I noticed yesterday that when I pushed the thigh muscle (rectus femoris) above the knee with my hand, I could walk with less pain. I would like to do some non-weight bearing strengthening exercises for the thighs to help my knees but until the inflammation is gone, I don't want to start anything. If after reading this e-mail, you still feel I should get APIS and CAUSTICUM, I will get it on Monday. Sorry for this being such a long e-mail.