Can CBD help with tendonitis?
One of the most common physical injuries, tendonitis can not only ruin your weekend activities but your working week too.
So, how can CBD products help with tendonitis and why are they potentially perfect to help sufferers manage their condition?
What is tendonitis?
Simply, tendonitis is the inflammation of one of the tendons in your body. These are cords made from collagen that help attach your muscles to your bone and can undergo incredible strain if you are undertaking physical activity. As muscles contract and expand or repetitive actions are carried out (such as typing on your keyboard and swinging a tennis racket), this can cause damage and irritation to the tendon causing pain.
As these injuries are often caused by actions you carry out hundreds of times a day, giving your body time to recover can be incredibly difficult. Failure to manage your condition can result in pain that grows in intensity, ultimately resulting in ‘locking’ or the athletes’ famous ‘frozen shoulder’ as the joint seizes up.
How can CBD help Tendonitis?
Research has shown the CBD has strong potential for helping to treat inflammation and prevent irritation in the first place. While this should always be accompanied by warming up for exercise or avoiding repetitive activity, CBD can help alleviate the constant chronic pain that accompanies the condition – helping make rehabilitation and additional treatment a little easier.
When it comes to specific, targeted pain, it is almost always best to use a topical cream that is applied directly to the area. This allows you to apply it to the contours of the spot of injury and enjoy a long, slow infusion of CBD to the affected site throughout the entirety of the day. Alternatively, if your tendonitis is causing constant, chronic discomfort, CBD oils and capsules could potentially be taken when needed to help manage pain when you are unable to stop and apply your cream. Of course, it is always better to prevent or manage activities that aggravate your condition wherever possible and seek guidance on how best to recuperate where that is not possible.
In addition, if you are already undertaking treatment under the direction of your doctor or physician it is important to seek guidance from them when it comes to taking additional supplements. We would always recommend checking to confirm that any CBD infused products or additional care treatments do not have a negative impact on your current course of treatment.
Simply, tendonitis is the inflammation of one of the tendons in your body. These are cords made from collagen that help attach your muscles to your bone.