We all want to stay active through exercise, activities, and the sports we love. But inflammation and pain in the tendons of your elbow and forearm can interfere with that coveted match point or put you in the rough rather than on the green. If your game is suffering, CBD can help by reducing exercise-induced inflammation and tenderness, and soothing overworked and painful soft tissue.
What causes tennis elbow and golfer's elbow?
Both tennis elbow and golfer's elbow are forms of elbow tendinitis, or the inflammation or irritation of a tendon, the thick fibrous cords that attach muscle to bone. This nagging problem happens with repetitive movements or overuse of a tendon, often during exercise or sports, and causes pain and tenderness just outside a joint. Golfer's elbow, or medial epicondylitis, is caused by repetitive flexing, gripping, or swinging and results in inflammation, pain, and tenderness on the inside of the elbow and forearm. The more commonly known tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is caused by repetitive hand, wrist, or forearm motions, and results in inflammation, pain, and tenderness on the outside of the elbow and forearm. Despite being named for two popular sports, these afflictions are not limited to golf or tennis. Any exercise, sport, hobby, or occupation that results in repetitive flexing or gripping of the hands, wrists, or forearms (think baseball, bowling, gardening, painting, carpentry, to name a few) can lead to elbow tendinitis. Rest, physical therapy, strengthening exercises -- and CBD -- can help resolve the issue and get you back in the game.
How does CBD work?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of at least 100 chemical compounds unique to the cannabis sativa or hemp plant. These compounds are referred to as cannabinoids. You likely have heard of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the cannabinoid most commonly associated with marijuana. However, unlike THC, CBD is non psychoactive and has been shown to offer a myriad of wellness benefits without the "high" effect of THC. Research and experiential evidence shows that CBD may be helpful in promoting calm, addressing soreness, and supporting the immune system, among other useful applications. Adding to these benefits, CBD is non psychoactive, non habit-forming, and well tolerated, making it a desirable supplement choice. Cannabinoids are naturally effective in our bodies because, throughout our evolutionary development, we have been hardwired to gain the benefits of the cannabis sativa plant through the endocannabinoid system (ECS), a complex signaling network within the mammalian body functioning as a lock and key mechanism when cannabinoids are introduced into the bloodstream. These receptors are present throughout the body, and are the reason why cannabinoids can have such diverse and profound effects. All mammals, including humans, horses, and companion animals (dogs and cats) have an ECS, and CBD and related "phyto" (plant) cannabinoids are the only natural compounds that lock into "endo" (internal) cannabinoid receptors to restore homeostasis, return to balance, and thereby promote well being.
How can CBD help?
Trove CBD Balm is a natural way to target a specific area of pain and inflammation, making it a great choice for either golfer's or tennis elbow. It is not uncommon to feel relief within minutes following topical application, and results will often last from two to four hours.
If you are seeking systemic relief, you also may want to consider an ingestible tincture or capsule. A daily dose of Trove CBD Oil taken under the tongue will help provide relief from pain and inflammation throughout the body, while also addressing stress, enhancing mental focus, assisting in your exercise recovery regimen, and often aiding in a restful sleep. Trove CBD Capsules provide yet another convenient option for CBD delivery. Results with ingestible products are typically seen within 15 to 45 minutes and can last from two to four hours. Because all Trove products are THC free, they can help target pain and inflammation in the forearm, wrist, and elbow without psychoactive effects. So you can stay focused on your wellness, your recovery, and your endgame.
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