Bone, Joints and Muscle Studies | cannabisMD Research Articles

Bone, Joint and Muscle Studies

Being the leading cause of disability, Arthritis effects about 50 million Americans. The two most common and main types of arthritis are Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis. Both of which, affects a person’s joints causing stiffness and pain.

Arthritis can have a negative impact on one’s social, work and family life. Some symptoms include; joint swelling, redness, stiffness, warmth, pain and fatigue. People who work in an office or any career that may include them to use the part of their body that has arthritis, will struggle, and often leads to ending their job.

Some studies are looking into the affects that cannabidiol could have in targeting arthritis and joint pain. Since cannabidiol (CBD) has anti-inflammatory agents, it could have the potential to release the pain by responding to pain receptors. It may also have a role in slowing down the progression of Rheumatoid arthritis which is the reason people may experience permanent harm to the joints. CBD may also lessen symptoms like fever and fatigue as they are also inflammatory related.

In addition to this, CBD has a big role in our immune system. Since Rheumatoid arthritis is involved with the immune system within the joints, CBD seems to work very well in response.

The use of topical infused CBD lotions prove to be the most effective as it is applied directly to the area. Mouth spray has also proved to work well for tackling arthritis but it includes both CBD and THC (is the compound that releases an intoxication) components which may not be desirable to some.

With studies ongoing, it is looking promising for those suffering with Arthritis that are in search for an alternative medication, such as medical cannabis or using CBD oils, creams or lotions to combat the pain.

The human body contains a whopping 650 muscles. These muscles play a vital role in health and wellness as every single movement we make is dependant on them. For example, it takes a total of 43 muscles just to smile. It takes hundreds of muscles to stand up from a seated position, and it takes 18 muscles to cry.

It’s not surprising then, that muscle problems can have far reaching consequences for daily life. Whether you’ve simply pulled a muscle picking up your grocery bags and putting them into the trunk of your car, or you suffer from a condition which causes muscle rigidity and pain, the vast majority of people known first hand how much of a difference muscle problems can make to their health and wellness.

Most folks will experience muscle strains every now and again. These can be caused when playing sports, working out at the gym, walking your dog, lifting at work, or even just turning suddenly in the wrong way. These can be treated pretty easily at home with some rest and pain medications.

However, there are a number of chronic diseases which cause muscle problems that aren’t so easily solved. These conditions include but aren’t limited to multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, fibromyalgia and polymyositis. Depending on the condition in question and the severity of the case, patients could suffer from extremely limited mobility and daily pain as a result.

Cannabis has been found in many studies and clinical trials to have a relaxing effect on the muscles. In fact, it is now a common experimental home treatment for a wide range of conditions that cause muscle problems. However, researchers are still trying to establish the effects of different strains and different doses, and what the long term effects of daily treatment could be.