A young lady, physiotherapist by profession visits a Homeopath in March 2013 with the following complaints since December 2012:
- Pain in left hip which comes up on crossing her legs and is better by lying on abdomen.
- Pain in both the shoulder joints, first the left was affected followed by the right one.
These pains at present have been less bothering as the winter is waning off.
Another annoying complaint is of burning pain in the right knee, followed by the left knee for the last 6 years with a crackling sound heard on movement of both the knees. None of the investigations sufficed to give a definite cause for her complaints of multiple joint pains with sciatica.
She liked rice and craved for stimulants like tea or alcohol to keep her awake at work. She disliked fruits. She was intolerant of cold weather.
This young, ambitious and punctual physiotherapist liked her work, but her joint pains have kept her confined to the bed at present. She was very much attached to her dad, and after he died she had severe weight loss then and started dreaming of her dead father. She is sensitive to being hurt, and so avoided the elements with the potential to do so.
Her past illnesses consist of urticaria and asthmatic complaints in her childhood; fungal infection of vulva 4 months back. All were well treated with conventional medicines. She had suffered multiple fractures of foot last year.
Her father and paternal aunt died of complications owing to diabetes mellitus; while her mother is hypertensive and has asthma.
Her extensive case details were analyzed and she was prescribed Causticum followed by 0/2 and 0/3. She responded to the remedy and showed steady improvement in her joint pains.
Thus, Homeopathic medicines exercised a healing process for this young physiotherapist to do away with her chronic musculoskeletal pains successfully; and now after 3 months of regular treatment, she wakes up free of joint pains to pursue her passion filled work again.