Injuries from falls, twists and bangs can happen to everyone, and especially sports people and dancers. Sometimes an injury can cause residual lameness, pain and weakness in a ligament, muscle, joint, bone or nerves (teeth!) even after a course of anti-inflammatories and pain killers. These drugs can also be something that a person (or a farmer with animals) wants to avoid.
The sporty one of my family regularly uses Arnica for bringing down swelling and minimising bruising after an impact (not to be used if you are on blood thinners), Rhus Tox or Ruta for sprains/ twists to muscles/ligaments and Symphytum for bone injuries and pain. Symphytum also has the reputation of being the Arnica of the eye, when the eyeball has had an injury.
* The remedies mentioned above are commonly used first aid remedies for users of Homeopathy. When a person has a complaint that is not clearing up as fast as hoped, I work out an individualised remedy programme for them. Constitutional remedies as well as local remedies are called for in this case.
A great article on injuries and Homeopathy written by a Homeopath who is a GP and sports therapist:
Two well know athletes who use Homeopathy are Usain Bolt and Boris Becker:
*Source “Homeopathic Remedies” by Asa Hershoff