We are asked by patients about the effectiveness of cannabis oil for arthritis treatment? Arthritis is not one disease but has more than 100 different strains. Anyone can get arthritis which now affects more than 50 million adults and 300 000 children globally. People of all ages, sexes and races can and do have arthritis, which is also most common among women and occurs more frequently as people get older.
Common arthritis joint symptoms include swelling, pain, stiffness and decreased range of motion. Symptoms may come and go. They can be mild, moderate or severe. Severe arthritis can result in chronic pain, inability to do daily activities and make it difficult to walk or climb stairs. Arthritis can cause permanent joint changes. These changes may be visible, such as knobby finger joints, but often the damage can only be seen on X-ray. Some types of arthritis also affect the heart, eyes, lungs, kidneys and skin as well as the joints.
The most common types of arthritis are rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis involves wear-and-tear damage to the cartilage in the joint — the hard, slick coating found at the ends of bones. If there is enough damage, bone will grind directly on bone, causing pain and restricted movement.
In rheumatoid arthritis, the body’s immune system attacks the lining of the joint capsule, a rough membrane that encloses all the joint parts. This lining becomes swollen and inflamed. The disease process can ultimately destroy cartilage and the bone within the joint.
How Can Cannabis Oil Benefit Arthritis?
Studies have found that patients with arthritis have more CB2 receptors in their injured joints than healthy people. The CBD interacts with these receptors to cure the pain and even repair the damage to the joints. Using topical creams regularly, saturating the painful area, will allow better mobility of the joint. CBD is a natural anti-inflammatory and brings immediate pain relief. If the skin and joints are painful or showing signs of aging or inflammation, CBD is the best therapy. Simply rub in a CBD cream and feel the effects in days.
Cannabis Therapy suggested treatment guidelines:
Panacea Ultra Pain Balm, apply as needed for relief.