Treating leg cramps with cannabis

I exercise everyday for approximately an hour.

Keeping myself in good physical condition is very important to me.

I include a great deal of high intensity aerobics in my workouts. Jumping rope is a favorite exercise of mine. I also cycle, run, swim and complete sets of jumping jacks, burpees, lunges and squats.Although my job is quite sedentary, I am very active outside of work. I like working in the gardens, tackling home improvement projects, hiking, tennis and kayaking. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve started having issues with pain in my calves. They sometimes ache throughout the day and the problem always worsens at night. I tried different types of over-the-counter pain medications as well as rubs such as icy hot. There were nights when I could only sleep with heating pads wrapped around my calves. I often needed to get up, walk around and stretch my muscles. My cousin recommended that I try cannabis. While I had heard of cannabis providing relief for people going through chemotherapy or suffering glaucoma, I wasn’t aware it could help with muscle pain. I did some research and was really surprised by the curative properties of cannabinoids. While there isn’t all that many studies to prove or disprove the claims, there are endless success stories. I paid a visit to the dispensary and consulted with one of the budtenders. She was extremely informative and helpful. She suggested that I treat the pain from both the inside and the outside. I now take a CBD-dominant tincture that targets pain and inflammation. I place a dose under my tongue, wait for the tincture to be absorbed and feel relief within about fifteen minutes. I also purchase cannabis-infused ointments that I apply directly to my calves. These ointments contain CBN, CBD, THC and essential oils that have proved wonderfully effective.


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