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Can You Take CBD for Knee Pain?

Knee pain can be a debilitating health condition that causes a great deal of discomfort and, in some cases, can affect your quality of life. Many treatments are available for joint pain, but their effectiveness can leave a lot to be desired, or they can lead to negative side effects. If you’re looking for alternative methods to manage your knee pain, you may be interested to know that taking CBD for knee pain has shown promising results!

In this blog post, we’ll look at some recent studies into the health benefits of CBD, paying close attention to those that have found taking CBD for joint pain can help relieve pain and reduce inflammation. So stick with us while we explore this less conventional method and you may find the perfect solution for your pain management!

What are the causes of knee pain?

Knee pain may occur due to a variety of health conditions or as the result of an injury. The most common cause of knee pain is rheumatoid arthritis; however other conditions may include:

  • Traumatic injury
  • Tendinitis
  • Degenerative conditions
  • Infection

Aside from the most common causes of knee pain, being overweight can also lead to knee strain, which can become chronic knee pain with time.

If you are worried that you may be experiencing chronic knee pain, the symptoms you need to look out for include:

  • Stiffness
  • Redness
  • Decreased mobility
  • Weakness
  • Swelling

The good news is that many treatments are available to help ease these symptoms and one that we want to explore in more detail is CBD!

What is CBD?

CBD (Cannabidiol) is a natural compound found in hemp plants with many wellness benefits. Before you go thinking anything crazy, CBD won’t get you high. The compound found in cannabis that can cause a high in users is THC, the psychoactive compound, which isn’t present in most CBD products.

Just so you know that you’re in safe hands, all of Prym Health’s CBD products are THC-free.

By extracting CBD from the cannabis plant, we are left with a healthy compound making a name for itself with its remarkable therapeutic capabilities. Let’s explore that in more detail!

What does the research say about taking CBD for knee pain?

There are many studies still ongoing about all the health benefits associated with taking CBD products. However, we’ve found studies dating back as far as 2017 that explore the benefits of taking CBD to manage joint pain.

It has been understood for a while now that CBD use can help those suffering from arthritis. In fact, the most recent CBD study to research joint pain found that taking CBD products can help arthritis sufferers with joint pain, improving their pain by 83%.

When looking into why that is, we discovered this 2020 study that found taking CBD can help symptoms of chronic pain by targeting the cells in your body that drive inflammation. So there is a clear science behind it!

When it comes to knee pain, CBD can help alleviate knee pain in a similar way to how it treats other types of joint pain, by reducing inflammation and pain.

How do I take CBD for knee pain?

CBD is available in numerous forms that can be used for a wide variety of purposes. With oral products, the dose of CBD could be less effective for managing knee pain but work better for generalised pain, reducing anxiety and improving your quality of sleep. Topical CBD products, such as patches and cooling gels, have proven best for localised pain and inflammation.

When looking at taking CBD for pain, here are some of the options you have available to you.

CBD Gummies

CBD gummies are the easiest way to take CBD and can be taken at any time of day. These are chewy gummies with different flavours and concentrations which can be taken the same way as any normal vitamin supplement. For this reason, they are very beginner friendly, however, they offer generalised effects of CBD rather than targeting an area of pain.

CBD Oil

CBD Oil is typically taken orally. You simply absorb your desired dose into the dropper, place it under your tongue and let it dissolve before swallowing. We recommend that you start with a low dose of CBD Oil and work up to your ideal dose by measuring the side effects. Similar to CBD Gummies, CBD Oil tends to offer generalised CBD side effects rather than focusing on localised pain-relieving side effects.

CBD Patches

CBD Patches work similarly to plasters or “nicotine patches” in that they are placed on an area of your body rather than digested. Typically you will change your CBD patch once per day and apply it to the area you want to experience localised CBD side effects. CBD patches can work exceptionally well for knee pain, however, you may find they need adjusting throughout the day if you move around a lot.

CBD Cooling Gel

CBD Cooling Gel is applied topically and works similarly to over-the-counter ibuprofen gel and other pain relief gels. You won’t find generalised CBD side effects from using CBD Cooling Gel but it offers plenty of localised benefits. At Prym Health, our CBD Cooling Gel also contains other ingredients with anti-inflammatory properties to boost the benefits. It’s incredibly easy to apply and can be applied as and when needed, making it the most convenient way to take CBD for knee pain relief.

CBD Roll On

Our CBD Roll On works similarly to cooling gel, except it’s a much cleaner application process. To apply, all you have to do is unscrew the top and apply the roller directly to the area of your body you’d like to feel localised relief from pain. CBD Roll On is often used to treat sports-related aches and injuries.

Out of all of our CBD products, we would recommend CBD Cooling Gel for inflamed muscles and joints in the first instance, or CBD Roll On if you lead a busy lifestyle and need to provide relief on the go.

CBD for knee pain: Can it help?

Current research into taking CBD products for pain management is very promising. So far, we know that taking CBD for knee pain can help manage discomfort by:

  • Reducing inflammation
  • Relieving pain
  • Easing anxiety

All of these can help sufferers of chronic pain conditions, like knee pain, to manage their symptoms and continue their daily routine with minimal discomfort.

It’s worth noting that CBD has been found to be effective for short-term treatment, however, it is unlikely to be able to treat any underlying causes of knee pain. This is why it’s important that you visit your GP in the first instance to get to the root of the problem and discuss treatment options before taking CBD products to manage your symptoms.

At Prym Health, we’re passionate about CBD products that provide health and wellness benefits. All of our products are made in the UK and we strive to source local and sustainable materials and ingredients across our whole range. Shop our CBD products here.

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