The Relationship Between CBD and Arthritis
By Rolling Up
People with arthritis pain are always looking for ways to alleviate pain. Arthritis is the inflammation of the joints. It’s usually developed over time, but can suddenly appear out of nowhere. Cartilage is a firm but flexible connective tissue in your joints. It protects the joints by absorbing the pressure and shock created when you move. A reduction in the normal amount of this cartilage tissue causes some forms of arthritis.
Recent studies have shown that CBD oil can help with arthritis pain. It’s worth noting that there are more than 100 types of arthritis pain. Treatment is aimed to relieve stiffness. Traditional medication has failed to relieve pain for patients and hemp oil has played a tremendous role in relieving pain by reducing inflammation.
Animal studies have suggested that CBD has anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties. People who have tried CBD for arthritis pain report noticeable pain relief, sleep improvement, and anxiety reduction.
Without solid evidence, there are points that can be agreed upon:
- CBD is not a substitute for disease-modifying treatment for inflammatory arthritis.
- Patients who are interested in trying CBD should first talk to the health care provider who treats their arthritis before trying CBD. Together, they can review what has worked or not worked in the past, whether there are other options to try first, how to do a trial run, what to watch for and when to return for a follow-up visit to evaluate the results. Keep a diary of dosage to track benefits.
- CBD products can get expensive over a period of time. To avoid wasting money, be completely sure that the product is truly having a positive effect on symptoms.
One of the biggest drawbacks of CBD is that it can interact with existing arthritis medications. This can be dangerous in rare cases, even life threatening. It’s best to consult your doctor with current medications. When purchasing CBD products, look for products that are grown domestically in the U.S. Some people have allergic reactions to CBD oil, it’s best to apply to the skin before trying.