Individualized homoeopathic treatment of chronic arterial foot ulcer: A case report
Author(s): Anil Kumar Tiwari, Ajay Kumar Yadav, Kapil Das and Birendra Prasad Srivastava
Chronic lower leg ulceration is a fairly common adult condition that causes pain and social distress. The condition affects 1% of adults and 3.6% of those over 65. Leg ulcers are painful and have a negative impact on the quality of life of patients. Arterial pathologies can cause arterial ulcers, but the one important cause is arterial obstruction. Atherosclerotic obstruction usually occurs in the iliac, femoropopliteal, and the distal branches (Peroneal and tibial arteries).
The case was diagnosed using an arterial doppler of the right lower limb, which revealed an arterial block above the right common femoral artery at the aortic bifurcation, resulting in an ulcer.Vascular leg ulcers, venous ulcers, and diabetic ulcers were all ruled out as possibilities in this case. Silicea 0/1 to Silicea 0/4, 16 doses of each potency, twice a day, were given to the patient as constitutional homoeopathic medicine. The foot ulcer was completely healed after a one-month follow-up. This case study suggests homoeopathic treatment as a promising complementary or alternative therapy, emphasising the significance of repertorisation in individualised homoeopathic prescription