Our poor soles. They bear the brunt of our body weight every single day. They are the body’s support system and shock absorber, taking on every move we make—from walking and running to climbing and jumping. The physical impact they undergo daily causes a massive amount of wear and tear, making them extremely vulnerable to pain and injury.
Foot pain is one of the most common complaints among the general population and can have a major impact on your physical capabilities and quality of life. The foot itself is one of the most complex body parts, with 26 bones that connect to approximately 33 joints, 19 muscles and 107 ligaments. General wear and tear (which includes squeezing your feet into ill-fitting shoes, like heels), as well as the shape of your foot or arch are often major factors when it comes to foot pain.
So, what can you do to help mild to moderate foot pain short of sitting still? One course of action is to use topical CBD—a proven and powerful anti-inflammatory. When applied topically, CBD permeates the skin, which activates nearby cell or cannabinoid receptors and, in turn, helps to reduce and regulate issues such as pain and inflammation. The relief you experience will only be felt in the localized, targeted area of application, which may be enough to help you go about your day—pain free.
A few foot conditions CBD can help temporarily relieve
Tendonitis is described as inflammation of a tendon in the foot or ankle area. The most common cause is overuse, where a tendon is overly stretched or may start to develop slight micro tears (ouch!). Orthotics, physical therapy and corticosteroid injections are some of the go-to treatments. In recent years, however, CBD has become a buzz-worthy alternative in the treatment of tendonitis. Because CBD is a powerful anti-inflammatory, applying a topical CBD product, like our CBD Foot Cream, directly to the affected area may help reduce inflammation and, in turn, relieve pain. CBD, along with activity modification, may just help you get back to being active.