Cannabis has been shown to relieve or alleviate the symptoms of many medical conditions, ranging from anxiety to chronic pain. Like other cannabis products, topical cannabis can provide many benefits for pain and discomfort without psychotropic effects like euphoria, and it can be localized to the area of pain for more concentrated relief.
Learn more about how topical cannabis can ease muscle pain and muscle soreness, as well as the types of topical cannabis products that are available.
Topical CBD and Its Effects
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a phytocannabinoid that’s derived from a cannabis plant. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which leads to psychoactive effects when you consume cannabis, CBD binds to different receptors in the endocannabinoid system, which is a part of our body that regulates mood, memory, appetite, and other functions. Because of this, CBD doesn’t cause the mood-altering effects of THC.
When you apply a topical CBD product to your skin, it activates these same endocannabinoid receptors. Topical CBD can be in a lotion, balm, spray, or other skin-care form. They may also be in pure form or blended with other oils for therapeutic effects.
When used properly, topical CBD or topical cannabis can provide relief for a variety of conditions, such as inflammation and pain. A topical solution also provides localized relief for individuals who don’t want to smoke or ingest cannabis.
Benefits of Topical Cannabis
Using topical cannabis or topical CBD offers a range of benefits, including that it:
- Is all-natural and free of toxins.
- Is moisturizing and nourishing.
- Has no known side effects.
- Is legal.
- Provides immediate relief.
- Offers antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
Topical Cannabis for Neuropathy
Neuropathy is pain that results from damaged nerve cells that can’t send messages to the brain effectively. Neuropathy usually occurs in those suffering from diseases like diabetes and multiple sclerosis, often including symptoms like tingling, numbness, and shooting pain, as well as serious complications like infection.
Traditional medication isn’t always effective in treating neuropathic pain, but topical cannabis has shown effectiveness in studies, especially when combined with other treatments.
How to Use Topical Cannabis
Unlike ingestible CBD, which provides relief for the whole body, topical CBD is designed for use at the affected area. Simply rubbing a generous amount of topical CBD in the area of pain or discomfort is enough to feel its effects, and you can repeat the application as needed.
For the best results, make sure the treatment area is clean and dry. Start with small amounts and allow it to absorb, repeating as necessary. The relief should be almost instant.
When used properly, topical cannabis products can offer remarkable relief for sources of pain that can be treated externally, such as muscle soreness or muscle pain.
Visit Euphoria Wellness
If you’re suffering from occasional or chronic muscle pain, inflammation, or skin conditions, topical cannabis may be the perfect solution for you. At Euphoria Wellness, we offer a range of topical products to help you address your pain issues, so feel free to stop by with your Maryland medical cannabis card to speak with a staff member and check out our menu to see how we can help!