Scar Tissue and Arthritis
Injuries often feel like they target our joints more than anything and for good reasons. A joint is a place where two bones meet, and they allow us to have movement. The most common joints that injuries occur in is our knees because our knees are load bearing joints and if we are not staying physically active, those joints become weak and prone to injury because of sudden changes in direction and momentum.
Depending on the type and extent of the injury, the joint heals with what is known as scar tissue. Scar tissue is a fibrous connective tissue that forms where our regular tissue has been damaged and makes a joint have an early onset of arthritis. While healing is good, the downside to scar tissue is that it’s a dense fibrous connective tissue that doesn’t function the way normal tissue does. This build up on this dense connective tissue often leads to limited movement (joint stiffness), extreme pain when moving, and leads to arthritis (osteoarthritis) in the joint (Rim, Ju, 2020).
If anyone has arthritis, they know it is horrible and can interfere with daily activity, which leads to limited movement and use, further adding to the degeneration of the joint. Here is where the good news comes in.
CBD is a fantastic alternative to help those that suffer from arthritis because of CBD’s anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties (Atalay, Jarocka-Karpowicz, Skrzydlewska, 2019). The anti inflammatory properties can help to reduce daily swelling and control pain, both which can help with improving range of motion (Gusho, Court, 2020).
CBD is not a magic cure by no means, but it can make dealing with arthritis daily much more manageable and decrease our dependency on pain pills and over the counter medications.
Here is the thing, arthritis is a daily struggle, therefore it needs addressing daily. Wouldn’t you rather use something health promoting like the 2500mg Lime CBD oil, the 1000mg CBD salve, or the beach buzz gummies to deal with the daily pain and inflammation? We want to reduce liver toxicity, not promote it by using a pill to manage pain and inflammation daily.
The best part is that CBD has a positive impact on our health by offering tons of other benefits and the help with the pain and inflammation that comes with arthritis is just one!
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