Joints form the connections between bones. They provide support and help you move. Any damage to the joints from disease or injury can interfere with your movement and cause a lot of pain. Here we’ll discuss the common causes of joint pain and some natural ways to help stop them from occurring.
Many different conditions can lead to painful joints, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, gout, strains, sprains, and other injuries. It has even been found that inflammation caused by a poor diet can cause joint pain and can be extremely common. In one national survey, about one-third of adults reported having joint pain within the past 30 days. Knee pain was the most common complaint, followed by shoulder and hip pain, but joint pain can affect any part of your body, from your ankles and feet to your shoulders and hands. As you get older, painful joints become increasingly more common.
Joint pain can range from mildly irritating to debilitating. It may go away after a few weeks (acute), or last for several weeks or months (chronic). Even short-term pain and swelling in the joints can affect your quality of life. Whatever the cause of joint pain, you can usually manage it with medication, physical therapy, or alternative treatments. These, however, can come with some unwanted side effects. What can you do?
Cannabinoids show very promising results in dealing with pain, in both chronic pain and pain traditionally difficult to treat by conventional means. The analgesic effects cannabinoids produce often provide relief to patients that don’t respond well to other more common methods. “Patients most often ascertain an individual stable dosage within 7–10 days that provides therapeutic relief without unwanted psychotropic effects,” meaning that it’s easy to find your personal “right” dose safely. Using cannabinoids alongside traditional pain management methods has been shown to increase the effectiveness of both treatments.