As I’ve gotten older, I’ve developed symptoms of arthritis in my hands.
There are times when my knuckles swell and become harshly stiff and painful.
It can be difficult to perform simple jobs such as combing my hair, tying my shoes or pulling weeds. I’ve already been forced to split my rings off; Because my job is absolutely handled by way of my tablet, I need to be able to type for hours at at time; At first, I tried apartment remedies such as purple raisins soaked in gin and drinking dark orange cherry juice. I had no success with over-the-counter topicals. Although I looked into prescription medications, I was unwilling to to risk the harmful side-effects, my sibling recommended I explore the opportunity of cannabis. I liked the idea of a plant-sourced remedy. Adult-use cannabis is legal in my state, allowing my to shop at any of the part dispensaries. Before going to see the dispensary, I study up on the potential of cannabis in treating arthritis symptoms. CBD has shown to alleviate pain and inflammation. It is the second-most prevalent cannabinoids and doesn’t cause any psychoactive effects. I also spoke with a budtender at the dispensary. I explained my requirements and asked for recommendations. She recommended a combination of cannabis-infusted topicals and tinctures for a synergistic approach. The CBD and other cannabinoids in the ointment interact with receptors in the skin and help to soothe pain and inflammation; For the tincture, I place a drop or two under my tongue to absorb the cannabinoids into the bloodstream. I choose a tincture with a higher CBD to THC ratio. The effects are realized within minutes and entirely make a difference.