Is CBD Oil Recommended for Pain From Arthritis in the Knee? - Cannabotech CBD Questions & Answers

Is CBD Oil Recommended for Pain From Arthritis in the Knee?

Some studies suggest that CBD oil may help treat joint pain due to arthritis. Learn about whether CBD oil is the right remedy and the possible side effects thereof.

By Samuel Njoroge
Edited by Taj Schlebusch

Published May 25, 2021.

Arthritis is a severe health issue in the UK, affecting more than 10 million individuals, including children. Although there are drugs used to manage this issue, there is a need to develop a remedy from a natural source.

Some of the pain-relieving medications may put you at risk of developing dependence and tolerance. Some researchers suggest that CBD oil may effectively manage this issue.

CBD Oil and Arthritis

Although researchers have not shown how exactly CBD may treat arthritis, some studies have suggested how CBD may be used to manage insomnia and joint pain, which are usually associated with arthritis.

According to research studies, CBD may bind to the endocannabinoid system in your body. This system plays important bodily function such as:

  • Appetite
  • Mood
  • Inflammation
  • Pain perception

These interactions with ECS affect how opiate receptors in your brain release endorphins, a hormone responsible for pain, thus potentially reducing the intensity of the pain.

In most cases, chronic pain may make you have sleepless nights. CBD may have the potential to manage this issue. Unlike THC, CBD is a non-psychoactive compound, meaning it won't leave you with a 'high' feeling. It binds to ECS, assisting your body to maintain a state of balance and stability.

However, this interaction may affect how the cortisol hormone is produced in your body. According to studies, high cortisol levels may cause sleeplessness and insomnia. So be careful not to overdo it.

In the End

You must always visit your physician to understand if CBD oil will help manage your issue. A doctor can help you to determine the probable side effects and the recommended dosage for you.