Joint pain is extremely common not just in the U.S. but globally and as populations become older painful joints become increasingly more common, with knee pain being the most common complaint, followed closely by shoulder and hip pain. There are many different reasons leading to painful joints, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, gout, strains, sprains affecting every age group to varying degrees.
CBD lotions are quickly becoming very popular as an alternative treatment for joint pain and reducing pain and inflammation. This is due to the ways in which CBD oil impacts key brain receptors, and Dr. Paula Williams, a physician at Apollo Cannabis Clinics, a well-known physician in the Toronto area is quoted as saying “It turns out that the nervous system has neural pathways that use the body’s own cannabinoid receptors. Cannabinoids interact with the CB1 and CB2 receptors in various ways to increase natural pain relief”. And that “plants all over the world have evolved thousands of their own chemicals that just by coincidence are useful in treating human illnesses.”
CBD & Joint Pain Research
The most common sources of joint pain is arthritis and both rheumatoid and osteoarthritis patients report using topical CBD oil to manage their symptoms. However, these products have not been studied in clinical trials, but in animal models of arthritis, topical CBD has effectively reduced pain and inflammation. So, While CBD studies are limited, researchers have identified a positive relationship between CBD and joint pain meaning much more comprehensive studies are required.
CBD Lotions for Joint Pain Relief
The recommended application for CBD lotions is exactly as you would assume by applying CBD lotion directly to the area of discomfort and massaging it directly into the skin. We offer CBD lotions and a CBD freeze roll on for aid in reducing joint pain.