Joint pain, also known as arthritis, affects more than 50 million Americans. It is a common disease, but there are over 100 different types of arthritis. The main symptoms include pain, stiffness in between the joints and swelling. Symptoms can come and go or can linger chronically. There are two main types of arthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and Osteoarthritis (OA). Both types of arthritis cause pain and inflammation, but RA is an autoimmune disease and OA is a degenerative disease. The pain and swelling from arthritis mainly occurs in hands, fingers, feet, toes, wrists and in the back.
CBD products such as tinctures, sprays and topical creams and lotions can help alleviate symptoms of joint pain. CBD oil interacts with two receptors, called CB1 and CB2. The interaction can help alleviate pain and inflammation. Faye Rim, MDD, a physiatrist and pain management specialist at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City believes that these particular receptors are linked to coordination, movement, pain, emotional output and the immune system. This could explain why people who suffer from RA and OA benefit from CBD products.
How can CBD products be used for joint pain?
CBD products can be taken in the form of a tincture, spray, creams, lotions and orally, such as gummies and capsules. Local joint pain reacts well to topical creams which are rubbed directly on the area that is painful. Whereas those who suffer from arthritis may benefit more from taking a tincture or capsule each day.
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