Muscle, joint, and general pain are physical symptoms associated with injuries as well as many ailments such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, infections, stress, or side effects from medications.
Those with muscle, joint, or general pain may experience: localized pain or swelling in joints or muscles, bruising, locked joints or stiffness, particularly in the morning, tingling or numbness in extremities, generalized pain, body aches.
Cannabis is an effective method of pain management, and without addictive properties or risk of overdose, it is safer than many traditionally prescribed pain medications. The anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties of cannabis provide relief for those suffering from joint, muscle, and general pain. Cannabis works with our natural endocannabinoid system to activate receptor pathways which combat pain and inflammation. Whether the pain be caused by an injury or disease, cannabis fights inflammation and has even been shown in some cases to speed healing. Not only can cannabis relieve localized joint and muscle pain, it is also used to treat other forms of general chronic pain, and can significantly improve the quality of life for sufferers.
CBD and THC work with each other synergistically to provide the best treatment for joint, muscle, and general pain. Strains higher in CBD will be more beneficial in treating pain caused by spasticity or cramping, as well as neurological pain. Smoking or vaping offers the quickest relief from pain, taking effect within minutes. As always, start off small and work your way up to a stronger dose. The goal should be to relieve symptoms without unwanted psychoactive effects. Topical treatments are also an excellent method to relieve localized pain. Tinctures, oils, and edibles can be beneficial in relieving pain, but they take longer to take effect, so often people will seek immediate pain relief through inhalation and then supplement with tinctures or drops to provide long lasting pain relief throughout the day.