Homeopathic medicines for first aid and sports injuries are very easy to prescribe and are usually very effective in reducing pain of the injury and speeding the healing process
ARNICA: ARNICA is mentioned first because it is a medicine par excellence for the shock or trauma of any injury. It is necessary to treat an injured person for shock first unless the injury is very mild or unless the person is bleeding so profusely that stopping the bleeding should be attended to immediately.
a. Any kind of injury, especially bruises, sprain, injury to muscles, head, limbs, fall, etc.
b. Arnica helps to relieve pain, control internal and external bleeding, help the state of shock, and enhance healing of the affected parts.
LEDUM PAL: LEDUM is the best medicine for puncture wounds, whether it be from a needle, a nail, or other sharp object. Deep punctures or punctures from rusty nail should receive medical attention, but this should not delay you from taking LEDUM which has no side-effects and which can be helpful in healing wounds and preventing tetanus.
a. Any POINTED INJURIES, as caused by pencils, pen, compass, nails, or any such sharp and pointed instrument.
b. Injury to eyes or soft tissues around eyes
SYMPHYTUM (Comfrey): Homeopaths, like herbalists, use SYMPHYTUM for fractures. Homeopaths, however, give their medicine in potentized dose rather than in teas and poultices as done by herbalists
a. Injury to fibrous tissues around joints
b. Injury to wrist, ankle, shoulder, knee joints; while playing tennis, badminton, squash, cricket, foot ball, etc.
RUTA: RUTA is the medicine given for severe sprains where the person has a torn or wrenched tendon, split ligament, or bruised periosteum
Rhus Toxicodendron: it is the most common medicine prescribed for sprains and strains, It is also a medicine given for dislocated joints.
a. Muscle sprain, injury to muscles
b. Sprain of ankle, shoulder, knee and any other joint while playing strenuous sports, or fall.
HYPERICUM (St. John's Wort)
HYPERICUM TINCTURE is recommended as an external application in treating deep cuts since it helps heal internal structures as well as the skin
a. Injury to hypersensitive areas such as finger tips, toes.
b. Injury to back, such as fall on the back
d. Loose motions, diarrhea and / or vomiting
e. Food poisoning
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