It becomes quite difficult for patients when arthritis pain strikes. Arthritis pain can aggravate in winter among old people. Well, this season, experts have come up with a new ointment, which might be quite effective in easing stiff and painful joints. They have said that CBD oil can reduce such painful episodes among arthritis patients. Cannabidiol or CBD oil is a chemical compound, which is found in cannabis plants. However, this chemical is not a psychoactive ingredient like delta-9 THC. This proves that CBD does not cause changes in people’s mental state or a ‘high’. Experts from the Department of Pharmacology and Anaesthesia at Dalhousie University in Canada have been looking at the benefits, CBD can provide to people who are dealing with painful arthritis.
In the study, the CBD has been able to reduce joint inflammation and osteoarthritis pain in the patients. Osteoarthritis is considered one of the most common types of ailment. It predominantly affects finger joints, thumbs, knees, and hips. Inflammation causes stiffness and pain in the joints, which can surface quite frequently. A team of experts at the University Of Kentucky College Of Pharmacy as well has examined the benefits of CBD oil. The team has applied different strengths of the CBD oil in different areas of arthritis pain. This study has continued for four days. In the end, experts have found that the higher strength of the CBD oil has been able to reduce joint swelling.
CBD has been proven to be effective in arthritis pain relief in the new study as well. Experts have said that it attaches to the CB2 receptor that plays a crucial role in the immune system in managing pain and swelling. Some of the experts believe that CBD triggers the body to produce natural cannabidiol, which binds to the CB2 receptor. Both theories confirm that CBD can reduce the pain and swelling in arthritis. CBD is available in the form of oil, gel, cream, and power. It is being sold legally in the UK. Arthritis Action, a charity organization in the UK has affirmed that painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs can be given to people who are suffering from arthritis. It recommends people to maintain normal BMI (Body Mass Index) to avoid painful symptoms of the disease. Experts have said that muscle-strengthening exercises as well can help patients with the disease.