There is no doubt that at some point in your life you will experience a bunch of aches and pains.
That you can count on!
And of course you will most likely seek out the fastest solution to take away your pain.
Wouldn`t you agree?
Unless you have been living under a rock for the past 2 years, you most likely have heard of CBD – short for Cannabidiol.
It`s most common form is as an oil.
- 1. Should you try CBD cream on your tennis elbow?
- 2. How Cannabidiol works/interacts with tennis elbow
- 3. What is tennis elbow?
- 4. Popular CBD products
- 5. Side effects of using CBD
And now it is being infused into creams for all sorts of ailments, injuries and health conditions.
So is CBD for tennis elbow an effective treatment and pain relief solution?
The science community have all agreed that cannabis is an effective source of pain relief but …
The question is how much better is it than say OTC medication or other forms of alternative medicine.
Another alternative option that people have had success with is acupuncture for tennis elbow. If you are afraid of needles, then maybe you should take a pass.
The jury is still out on the effectiveness of CBD…
But based on all scientific studies to date, it definitely helps with pain management.
Especially for individuals who suffer from severe, chronic pain.
This basically means you have pain 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
And unless you have a pain management plan in place, you get absolutely zero relief from your pain and simply suffer all day long.
And I hope that your tennis elbow pain has not yet reached this stage!
So Cannabidiol does not claim to cure any illness or disease, you should look at it as simply as another pain management tool that you can use or try instead of your current one.
Even big Pharma and beverage companies are investing in Marijuana companies.
That`s how huge the medical marijuana industry is and will be.
The industry growth numbers are absolutely off the charts.
And people are flocking to the marijuana stocks like they are giving them away!
Guess everyone is looking for a home run!
Legalization of marijuana is picking up pace at lightning speed all around the world.
Check out this list of countries where smoking/consuming cannabis has become/in the process of becoming decriminalized:
- United States
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
Should you try CBD cream for tendonitis of your elbow?
CBD comes directly and is extracted directly from the leaves of a marijuana plant.
It`s claim to fame(CBD) is that is provides effective pain relief without the “getting stoned” effect.
It is the THC in marijuana that gives you the light headed, “I feel great” effect where as the CBD is non psychoactive.
The legalization of marijuana throughout the world has created endless business opportunities and …
At the same time, it has provided an alternative source of pain relief for millions of people throughout the world who are sick of popping stomach churning pills marketed towards the masses.
And sadly …
The pain medication that Doctors are prescribing is so strong that many people become addicted and dependent for life!
Everyday you read horror stories online or see on your local news, just how much of an impact there addictive drugs have had on our families and communities.
We can only hope that our elected officials do the right thing and put a stop to this pain medication epidemic.
How exactly are CBD lotions, topical creams and ointments manufactured?
The ointments and creams are basically infused with marijuana leaves and some form of high quality oil such as olive or coconut.
These oils are selected due to the fact that they prove to be effective in extracting the active substances/compounds CBD, THC or perhaps both from the marijuana leaf itself.
When you apply a CBD infused cream to your elbow, it can dramatically help decrease any presence of inflammation and swelling.
CBDcures.com has a great little article on how Cannabidiol works in tennis elbow. Check it out when you have time.
How Cannabidiol works with Tennis elbow
Without getting into the technicalities of how Cannabidiol works, all you need to know is that it has therapeutic properties when it comes to fighting swelling and inflammation.
It also helps block neurotransmitters that send pain signals from your brain to your body.
Companies all over the world are looking into every possible way to deliver CBD to you. In your food, drink, creams, shampoo, e-cigarettes – even in Gummy Bears!
You name it, chances are there will be a CBD option.
If not now, there most certainly will be in near future.
For individuals with chronic tennis elbow, which is basically tennis elbow that has been present for 6 months or longer, this chemical could be a great alternative to popping anti-inflammatory pills every 4 hours.
But here is what you must understand …
Topical creams have a limit as to how deep into the skin tissues they can penetrate.
Most tests performed on topical creams show a penetration level of not more than 1 centimeter of the skin.
And with an injury such as tennis elbow, the muscle damage is certainly deeper than 1 cm.
Your extensor tendon which connects your forearm extensor muscle to your arm bone is approximately 2.5 cms under your skin.
So there is no chance that any cream, balm or ointment can penetrate that deep.
What is tennis elbow?
It is the most commonly seen elbow injury in Doctor clinics and hospitals worldwide.
It is on the rise!
We know that tennis elbow is classed as a repetitive strain injury just like carpal tunnel, plantar fasciitis, trigger finger and all other forms of inflammatory tendonitis.
The thing with tennis elbow is that you usually get it in your dominant arm.
So if you are right handed, you will most likely develop it in your right arm.
Left handed, left arm.
So if your job, sport or hobby involves holding an object in your hand and constantly performing wrist extension to accomplish a task, day in and day out, then you are considered high risk.
Let me give you a clearer picture of what I am talking about.
Take for example someone who works on a construction site.
They are constantly using tools such as hammers, screwdrivers, drills, shovels, axes, picks, etc.
They need to keep a strong grip on their tools in order to “get the job done”.
Overtime, this constant squeezing and gripping causes strain on their forearm extensor muscles and extensor tendons.
But this is what you must understand…
You will just not wake up one morning and have tennis elbow.
It simply does not happen.
Or should I say, I have never ever heard of such a case.
Be sure to check out my post on top 9 reasons for elbow pain gripping objects. Number 3 will absolutely shock you.
The first sign of problems will be a dull aching pain on the outside of the elbow that comes and goes.
Then comes the inflammation and swelling phase.
This is when small,, tiny tears develop in the extensor tendon.
You will not be able to work without pain and most likely can only make it through a day work by popping pain meds every 3-4 hours.
This is when you move from the acute phase of your injury to the chronic phase.
You may even struggle to perform easy tasks that you take for granted each day.
Such as brushing your teeth, taking out the trash, carry bags, opening doors, shaking hands.
All actions and movements can be so painful, that you simply avoid them altogether.
Most Popular CBD Products
Topical Ointments and Creams
Super popular today are CBD lotions, creams and ointments.
Instead of having to eat anything or ingest the active ingredient, the CBD delivered directly to the skin for pain relief and inflammation suppression.
These can be dangerous for the simple fact that when you eat anything containing CBD, it can take 30 mins to an hour to get any effect.
Some people think that after 15 minutes, because they are feeling no effect, they can consume more.
Then all of a sudden after 1 hour, you are just like gummy bear.
And speaking of gummy bears, you can get them infused with CBD.
I am not kidding, just google it.
Other popular edibles are cakes, cookies and burgers.
But everyday there are more and more new products entering the market.
So if CBD is not yet in your favorite food or beverage, it soon will be.
When I first looked into this topic I had no idea what this word meant.
So do not feel stupid or dumb if this is your first time seeing this word.
It is basically when you dissolve cannabis in alcohol.
You can expect a concentration of CBD of approximately 10 – 25 %.
This is well enough to deliver enough bang to provide temporary pain relief.
Oil is considered the fastest uptake method for delivering pain relief.
It is not uncommon for first time users to start to feel the effects within 5 mins of taking the oil.
Most people simply use an eyedropper and place one drop under their tongue.
The reason for under the tongue is because it gets quickly absorbed and delivered to your bloodstream.
If you cannot stomach the taste of the oil, the you can try putting it inside a capsule.
Are there any side effects associated with CBD?
Yes there can be.
You will most likely see them written on the side of the product but here are the main side effects you can watch out for:
- Low blood sugar numbers
- Appetite suppression
- Dry mouth
- Possibly liver damage
You should also be aware that if you are currently taking any other medications, check with your Doctor to make sure you are in the clear to be using a CBD based product.
And when/if you decide to try such a product for pain relief, I would recommend using just a small amount to see how your body reacts to it.
So what about a permanent fix for your tennis elbow?
Sadly most people think their only option is pain management.
I am here to tell you that there is not only a permanent solution to completely curing tennis elbow but …
It only takes 5 simple steps that you can complete in less than 7 minutes at home sitting on your couch.
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