Can CBD Products Help With Foot Pain?
by Judy Baldinger
A year ago
We’ve seen a major spike in publicity and media coverage surrounding the benefits of CBD related products. Much of the coverage touts a multitude of benefits for almost every ailment from pain to anxiety, but also raises a lot of questions.
To cut right to the chase, can CBD products help with foot pain?
The short and simple answer is: yes, it can help with foot pain.
If you have foot pain, you’re probably searching for ways to relieve the pain as well as searching for the benefits and risks of using CBD products for your foot-related pain. We’re here to help provide a little clarification for how CBD cream works and how it can help you when it comes to your foot-related pain.
When it comes to footcare and muscle or joint pain, we recommend first trying topical products that are applied directly to the skin. Topical products are recommended as a ‘first-line’ treatment for this type of pain because much less of the product actually enters your bloodstream and there are no negative side effects such as an upset stomach.
You’ll read that research done on the efficacy of CBD for foot pain shows some serious promise for those experiencing pain issues.
How should CBD be taken for foot pain?
Please note, that although Pedicurian offers solutions to treating foot care pain topically it’s important to remember that topical CBD products only treat the symptom and not any underlying issues that may be at the root of the problem. To find out more about what may be causing the pain visit your podiatrist.
Topical CBD products have anti-inflammatory properties and are effective in treating a variety of symptoms related to the following foot conditions:
- Heel pain/plantar fasciitis
- Muscle and joint pain
- Neuropathy pain
- Chronic Pain from previous injuries
Will taking CBD products cause me to get high or feel weird?
No, CBD is THC free, but you have to make sure the products you’re purchasing are coming from a reputable distributor. THC is the chemical compound that causes “the high.” CBD isn’t psychoactive like THC. This means it doesn’t negatively impact your mind or mental processes.
CBD, is a cannabinoid, a compound found in marijuana that’s derived from the hemp plant. Unlike the more well-known cannabinoid THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD does not produce a high.
How do CBD products work for pain?
The CBD interacts with pain receptors in the central nervous system. The science of how it exactly works is not yet known as scientists are working to uncover the mysteries of the compound.
Even in a topical form, CBD products are transdermal, meaning they can be absorbed through your skin, entering your bloodstream, and you may feel mild relaxation. Topical application is designed to spot treat localized pain and when applied to the right areas allows for faster absorption to painful areas.
Should I pre-treat my pain?
If you tend to develop pain from overuse of your joints and muscles we recommend treating the area with a CBD topical rub. If you know you’ll be taking part in an exercise or activity that typically causes you foot pain, we recommend getting ahead of the game and applying the topical rub in advance.
The topical rub we recommend is Quanta 150 MG CBD Muscle Rub. Check out pain relief on our website as well as other great foot care products. To purchase CBD topical pain relief please call our retail store 845-425-7400.
Can I legally purchase CBD topical treatments?
CBD products are readily available in most of the U.S. According to Harvard’s Medical School Blog article, “Cannabidiol (CBD) — what we know and what we don’t, “CBD is readily obtainable in most parts of the United States, though its exact legal status is in flux. All 50 states have laws legalizing CBD with varying degrees of restriction, and while the federal government still considers CBD in the same class as marijuana, it doesn’t habitually enforce against it. In December 2015, the FDA eased the regulatory requirements to allow researchers to conduct CBD trials. Currently, many people obtain CBD online without a medical cannabis license.”
However, if you’re looking to manage your foot-related pain, we’re now excited to offer Quanta 150 MG CBD Muscle Rub!
**It’s important to note that the notes suggested above are just recommendations and you should consult your physician or podiatrist for long-term care and treatment when it comes to your feet.