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It is common to see oesteophytes or spur in patients of all ages and in both sexes and in all conditions.

I find calc. fluor 1m

Aranea Diadema 1m

one dose each/ wk.

and same med. in 6 potency BD. very effective until pain subsides and bone reduces in size.





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All symptoms of Aranea are characterized by periodicity, and coldness, and great susceptibility to dampness. It is the remedy for the constitution favorable to malarial poisoning, where every damp day or place favors chilliness. Patient feels cold to the very bones. Coldness not relieved by anything. Feeling as if parts were enlarged and heavier. Wake up at night with hands feeling twice their natural size. Spleen swollen. Hydrogenoid Constitution, i.e, Abnormal sensitiveness to damp and cold, inability to live near fresh water, lakes, rivers, etc, or in damp, chilly places (Nat. Sulph. Thuja). 

Head.--Pain in right trifacial nerve from periphery inwards. Confusion; better by smoking in open air. Heat and flickering in eyes; worse in damp weather. Sudden violent pain in teeth at night immediately after lying down. 

Female.--Menses too early, too copious. Distention of abdomen. Lumbo-abdominal neuralgia. 

Chest.--Pain in intercostal nerve from nerve endings to spine. Bright red hæmorrhage from lungs (Millefol; Ferr phos). 

Stomach.--Cramps after eating a little; epigastrium painful to pressure. 

Abdomen.--Enlarged spleen. Colic returns same hours. Heaviness in lower abdomen, as of a stone. Diarrhœa. Arms and legs feel as if asleep. 

Extremities.--Bone-pains in extremities. Pain in os calcis. Sensation of swelling, and of parts going to sleep. 

Sleep.--Restless and waking, as if hands and forearms were swollen and heavy. 

Fever.--Coldness, with pain in long bones, and feeling of stone in abdomen at the same hour daily. Chilly day and night; always worse during rain. 

Modalities.--Worse, damp weather; late in afternoon, and at midnight. Better, smoking tobacco. 

Relationship.--Tela aranearum-Spider's web.--Cardiac sleeplessness, increased muscular energy. Excitement and nervous agitation in febrile states. Dry asthma, harassing coughs; periodic headaches with extreme nervous erethism. Obstinate intermittents. Acts immediately on arterial system, pulse full, strong, compressible. 

Lowers pulse rate frequency. Masked periodical diseases, hectic, broken down patients. Symptoms come on suddenly with cool, clammy skin. Numbness of hands and legs when at rest. Continued chilliness. 

Source: Open Homeopathic Encyclopedia Project

Homeopathic: Calc-fluor Abbr: Calc-f

Synonyms: Acid-spar, CaFl;, Calc Fl, CaF2, Calcium difluoride, Calcium Fluoride, Calcarea Fluorica, Calcarea Fluor, Calc Fluor, Fluoride, Fluoride of Lime. Fluorite; Fluorspar, Irtran 3, Liparite, Met-spar.

Source & History
Homeopathically prepared from calcium fluoride and found in the body in the Haversian
canals which are channels in compact bone that contain blood vessels. Its presence regulates the hardness and elasticity of skeletal bone, teeth, glands, lymph nodes etc

Mentals & Generals: Groundless fears about financial ruin, health, heights, mice etc. unable to make a decision. Impatient, talkative, unstable. Unable to keep anything in mind for long

Particulars: While providing much of the hardness in our teeth and bones, this remedy also keeps many of our tissues soft and flexible. As the compound responsible for elasticity in our bones, joints, muscles, teeth and vein tissues. Calc fluor, is invaluable for tissues that are growing and developing by leaps and bounds. From growing bones to varicose veins and all the flexibility issues in between, this cell salt offers fundamental healing support. Problems like stretch marks, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, obstinate lower backache, lumbagos, weak ankles, loose or decaying teeth, muscular weakness and enlarged glands, uterine prolapse, insufficient lactation all respond to its support. As with Calc phos, it can make a big difference in slow growing, late walking babies and young children. Some books document its ability to minimize cataracts, and calcareous deposits. Source: H4H


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Thanks for the comments.

Earlier it was thought that the spurs are a cause of the pain hence the surgery..without relief! The present day understanding is that the heel pains are due to the inflammation of the fascii hence the name plantar fasciitis.

What I meant to say is that Homeopathic remedies relieve us of the pain however the spurs may still persist. To my understanding the spurs cannot be "dissolved". This is what Wikipedia says :

An incidental finding associated with this condition is a heel spur, a small bony calcification, on the calcaneus heel bone, in which case it is the underlying condition, and not the spur itself, which produces the pain. The condition is responsible for the creation of the spur, the plantar fasciitis is not caused by the spur.

With due respect, I just wish to say that the practice of law and medicine are similar in one sense; as in a case study that you might have missed reading while the other person happen to read it some where and applied it in present the scenario. Sir, a vast variety of reading by different senior practioners on the subjects helps in clinical practice Thanks for such an elaborate reply.

There are many Homoeopathic remedies available in Repertory for Osteophyte changes in different bones. For example if you look for Calcaneous Spur, you will only find CONCHIOLINUM. The same way if you search Repertory (not Materia Medica) you may find diffeent medicines for different locations like Hekla Lava  for jaws,  Phosphorus, Mezerium & Silicea.

The Arena Diad & Cal Flour works some times but not always. So one should look for Individual Symptoms + Diagnosis+ Modalities etc. One should also look at other factors which can cause this type of spurs e.g. Hard Safety shoes, bad shoes, flat foot, Hypothyroidism, Vit D deficiency etc.

Dr. Sahni BS

Retd Dy.CMO


Dear Dr Bajaj

I have a patient with a similar pathology but is located on the

T9 vertebra. Is the dosage

calc. fluor 1m

Aranea Diadema 1m

one dose weekly plus the 6c BD dosage or is it a choice


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