Rheumatoid arthritis usually develops gradually, and affects both sides of your body. Symptoms usually are tender swelling or thickening around the joints, painful inflammation, contractures, etc.
A good alternative to regular medicament, especially one with nasty side effect can be Homeopathic medicine. It treats wide range of disorders and diseases, and unlike regular medicament, it takes a different approach on how to treat the patient, completely, both mentally and physically. This approach means to address the whole person, with its habits and way of life, not just to cure the illness, but to find a cause, too.
Here is a list of such remedies. There is no known side effect of such remedies, but if in doubt, consult your doctor or homeopathic expert for dosage and frequency of use. Depending of remedy you choose, you can apply it either daily or several times a day, or even hour. If you do not see improvement after reasonable period of time, use different remedy, and the again wait for the results. Usual principle is to start slowly and see how it works, and than go for there.
BryoniaIt helps in cases when person can not be moved or even touched, due to a high level of pain. It relives it efficiently.
Ruta graveolensThis remedy is best use for pain treatment in cases extreme pain of arthritis. Ruta also helps if you still feel the pain after Arnica treatment.
ArnicaBeside pain management, it calms the person down. Best use is in cases of rheumatoid arthritis.
Kali carbocinumIn case of deformed or thicken joints, or discomfort from cold weather, this remedy is recommended.
Calcarea fluoricaIt is often recommended in cases of swollen or enlarged joints, when the pain is caused by motion or heat.
Calcarea carbonicaBest to use in cases of arthritic pain or inflammation of knee, provoked by cold or dampness.
DulcamaraBest suited for cases of sudden, throbbing pain in rheumatoid jolts, caused by cold or damp weather.
PulsatillaHomeopathic remedy recommended for cases of shifting pain in knees, heels and hips.
Rhus toxicondendronIn rheumatoid cases of stiffness or pain in the morning, it is best to use this remedy. Motion and heat improves the feeling, while cold increases it.
Kalmia latifloraStrong, sudden, arthritic pain may be the case when you use this remedy. Especially when pain starts in upper joints, and the move downwards. Pain increases with motion.
Ledum palustreIn cases of arthritic pain starts in lower joint, and move upwards. Joint are swollen make cracking sounds. Cold soothes the pain.
RhododendronBest used for cases of soreness and swelling pain, where cold worsens the symptoms and warmth makes it better.
CausticiumIn case of forming deformities around the rheumatoid joints, especially with fingers and hands.
Aurum metallicumGood remedy for moving pains in joints and muscles. Pain gets worse at night, and better from warmth.