Cannabinoid Products Bring Relief to Bursitis Sufferers

Cannabinoid Products Bring Relief to Bursitis Sufferers

Bursitis develops when the Bursae (fluid filled sac that cushions joints) becomes inflamed causing pain or discomfort. Bursitis commonly affects the shoulders, hips and elbows, but occasionally affects the knees, heels, and big toes. These joints routinely perform repetitive motions such as throwing a baseball, mopping or dancing. In fact, these motions can cause the Bursae to become inflamed. Other causes can include trauma, rheumatoid arthritis, gout and infections. When properly cared for, symptoms of Bursitis remain manageable. Unfortunately, flare-ups occur often, especially after instances of over-exertion. 

Bursitis causes the surrounding joints to become achy, stiff, inflamed/red and even swell. Pain will increase with pressure or excessive use of the inflamed bursae and surrounding joint. Some cases of Bursitis require the individual to use an antibiotic if the inflammation is caused by infection, while simply resting suffices others. Often sufferers also integrate the use of anti-inflammatories, such as NSAIDs.

Cannabinoids Provide a Bounty of Benefits

Cannabinoids have been the topic of many debates in both the political and science communities. Fortunately, many leaders in both arenas have advocated for legalization, and medicinal use of these plant derived compounds. In fact, the scientific community proposes the existence of over 100 possible Cannabinoid compounds in the Cannabis plant. However, the main focus seems to center around the use of two of the most well known Cannabinoids, CBD and THC.

At Healthy Hempies, we strive to provide as many of these Cannabinoids as possible in every product, excluding THC. Commonly, our products will contain Cannabidiol, Cannabichromene, Cannabigerol, Cannabidivarin, and Cannabinol. Each compound will provide differing effects and benefits.

Cannabinoids Reduce Inflammation and Pain

In several studies, multiple cannabinoids showed overwhelming capabilities of reducing neuropathic pain and inflammatory pain. These results are due to the fact that both CB-1 and CB-2 Receptors are important mediators for suppressing both inflammatory and pain responses. Cannabidiol acts as a CB-1 Receptor antagonist and has endocannabinoid modulating effects. Studies have expressed that local CBD administration inhibited pain and peripheral sensitisation. In fact, CBD has been reported to cause modulation of TNF , IL-1, and IFN-γ production by human blood cells. High levels of these cytokines can cause inflammation and damage cells and tissues. Cannabidiol  also suppresses chemokine production by a human B cell line. These results have led many to consider Cannabinoid Products as a viable option for their pain and inflammation.

Antibiotic Antibacterial and Antiviral Benefits of Cannabinoids

There is evidence suggesting the involvement of the ECS in the control and elimination of infectious agents such as bacteria, viruses, and some protozoa. Other cannabinoids have been found to have antibacterial abilities. The antibacterial activity of Cannabichromene in particular showed strong antimicrobial activity against gram-positive, gram-negative, acid-fast bacteria, yeast-like fungi, filamentous fungi and a dermatophyte (bacteria that cause skin disease). In fact, Cannabichromene, Cannabinol, Cannabigerol, and Cannabidiol all showed potent activity against a variety of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains. 

 

Cannabinoid Products such as a Topical Salve to penetrate the joint directly, or Sublingual Tincture that will provide systemic distribution are ideal for fighting the symptoms of your Bursitis. Cannabinoid Products Bring Relief to Bursitis Sufferers.