CBD used for Arthritis

Around 350 million people around the world suffer from arthritis, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis.

Arthritis is a condition marked by inflammatory of the joints. The main symptoms are joint pain and stiffness. The long-term effects of arthritis are degeneration and destruction of the joints. While many conventional medications for arthritis are available, they are not always effective and some carry adverse side effects.

Many arthritis sufferers are choosing to use CBD, medical cannabis for its pain relief, minimal side effects and anti-inflammatory properties.

 

What are the symptoms?

Arthritis is typically felt in the hips, knees, wrists or fingers. Areas where the bones connect. The most common symptoms of arthritis are:

  • Trouble and discomfort in moving
  • Tenderness of joints
  • Redness or warmth at joints
  • Swollen or stiff looking joints

In cases the colder it is the worse the symptoms are. Arthritis is an inflammatory disease that has two chief impacts. It causes pain and inflammation. The inflammation and pain combine to reduce the mobility of joints.

Benefits of using CBD for arthritis

  • pain relief
  • Reduced need for opiates
  • Reduced need for NSAIDs
  • Reduced side effects from conventional arthritis treatment
  • Improved mobility
  • Better sleep


How does CBD work for arthritis?

CBD is an anti-inflammatory agent. CBD decreases inflammation in the body so that a person with arthritis will have less pain. CBD oil affects brain activity, but not in the same way that THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, does. CBD oil interacts with two receptors, called CB1 and CB2, to reduce pain and the effects of inflammation.

CB2 also plays a role in your immune system. RA involves your immune system attacking the tissue in your joints. So, this relationship to the immune system could explain why CBD oil seems to work well for RA symptoms.

In addition, CBD’s anti-inflammatory effects could also help to slow down or stop the progression of RA, which causes permanent damage to your joints over time. These effects could also reduce several other inflammation-related RA symptoms, such as fatigue and fever.