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  • by Nicola Boulton September 27, 2022 5 min read

    Benefits of CBD Cream to Your Feet

    CBD creams have been acclaimed to have several benefits to an individual. They are popular since they have analgesic properties that relieve pain in the feet. Furthermore, they moisturize and nourish the feet, treating gout and minimizing heel and foot pain. This article will explain more about the benefits of CBD cream to your feet.

    The surge of CBD has made many people use related products because of its various benefits. Most manufacturers have devised different ways to consume CBD, including topicals, tinctures, gummies, capsules, and vapes. CBD topicals such as creams have CBD oils incorporated into them. They are applied to the skin, and one gets to feel their effects after interacting with the endocannabinoid system. The only downside of using CBD cream is that it takes longer to feel the effects. CBD creams are also popular because they have minimal side effects. Read on to find out the different benefits of CBD cream on individuals' feet.

    What is CBD?

    Urits et al. (2019) stated that CBD is one of the active compounds found in the cannabis plant. CBD is organic and does not make a person feel 'high' as it does not have the presence of the psychoactive compound known as THC.

    CBD Foot Cream

    According to Evans (2020), CBD foot creams are created when some cannabis flowers are put into a carrier oil like olive oil. The resulting solution is infused with some anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving agents with other user-friendly organic substances.

    How CBD Cream Works

    Baswan et al. (2020) stated that CBD cream is applied to the skin and interacts with the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The endocannabinoid system is centrally placed in the body. It is key in vital body functions such as emotional response, immune response, and pain control. Furthermore, the ECS has endocannabinoid receptors in various parts of the body. When CBD cream is applied to the feet and the heels, it interacts with the endocannabinoid receptors, such as CB2 receptors leading to the transmission of impulses that reduce inflammation and nourish the feet.

    The Benefits of CBD Cream

    CBD Foot Cream Works Against Inflammation and Pain

    According to Vollmer (2020), CBD cream interacting with the endocannabinoid system assists in alleviating inflammation since the cream has anti-inflammatory properties. Inflammation in the body is caused by harmful substances contacting the healthy cells found in the body. When the body is inflamed, it may cause foot swelling, which also increases pain around the foot. Therefore, CBD cream binds with CB2 receptors, relieving inflammation and pain in the feet.

    Moisturizes and Nourishes the Feet

    Just like the skin, the feet are a sensitive part of the body and should be taken care of properly. CBD cream can be applied to the feet to moisturize them. Furthermore, CBD helps nourish the feet and prevents them from getting cracked.

    Treats Diabetic Neuropathy

    Diabetic neuropathy is known to affect the feet and legs. It is brought about by increased blood sugar levels that damage the nerves all over the body. Furthermore, there are various types of diabetic neuropathy; peripheral neuropathy, autonomic neuropathy, proximal neuropathy, and mononeuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy and mononeuropathy greatly affect an individual's feet, causing pain.

    Diabetic neuropathy can cause various foot problems that can adversely affect individuals. Some of the problems that may be brought about by diabetic neuropathy include; joint and bone pain, foot deformities, and other infections. Fortunately, CBD cream helps manage pain and inflammation by protecting the feet. CBD cream is applied to the area that is swollen or painful, and its effects are later felt. 

    Treats Gout

    The excess build-up of uric acid brings about gout. The build-up is extreme when it is in the bloodstream. Its crystals are sometimes found on the feet joints, especially on the big toes, and may bring about some pain as a result of the swelling.

    CBD cream is known to have neuroprotective, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory properties. These therapeutic properties alleviate gout by reducing joint pains and muscle inflammation.

    Degenerative Hallux Disorders

    It is often referred to as the 'stiffness of the big toe.' The most common type of hallux disorder is degenerative arthritis and gout. Most of the time, it may bring about inflammation and pain in the toes. When the symptoms of degenerative hallux disorders are mild, CBD cream can be used to manage it. The great thing is that using CBD creams does not bring about any side effects as it does not get into the bloodstream. Though CBD creams can manage pain and inflammation, the effects are short-lived, thus making them a temporary alternative to medicinal drugs.  

    Minimizes Heel Pain

    Plantar fasciitis is a condition that causes pain in the heels. It is most common in people that have flat feet. Moreover, the inflammation affects thicker feet tissues, running across the heel of the feet by connecting the toes to the heel bone. It may also appear to those used to walking barefoot or spending much time without wearing supportive footwear. CBD cream is applied on the heel of the soles, and one can suppress the inflamed part and deal with the pain brought about by inflammation.

    Tarsal Tunnel Condition

    This is mostly experienced when an individual has painful swollen feet and ankles. Although it needs a medical diagnosis, CBD cream can help manage the pain experienced. The most common symptoms are pain felt when standing or the numbing at the base of the feet. CBD cream deals with numbness and inflammation and manages the pain felt through its neuroprotective, anti-inflammation, and analgesic properties.

    Conclusion

    CBD foot cream is mostly used by those with overworked foot muscles or feet sensitive to pain and inflammation. They are great at minimizing the muscle pain that is felt on the feet and joints. Although they have been known to manage the pain, the effects are mostly short-term, and one must apply the creams regularly. CBD helps alleviate inflammation, reduce pain, treat gout, moisturize, and nourish the feet. Furthermore, it acts as an alternative to the medicinal drugs meant to treat the problems associated with the feet since it is an organic compound with minimal side effects.

    References

    Baswan, S. M., Klosner, A. E., Glynn, K., Rajgopal, A., Malik, K., Yim, S., & Stern, N. (2020). Therapeutic potential of cannabidiol (CBD) for skin health and disorders. Clinical, cosmetic and investigational dermatology, 13, 927.

    Evans, J. (2020). The Ultimate Guide to CBD: Explore the World of Cannabidiol. Fair Winds Press.

    Urits, I., Borchart, M., Hasegawa, M., Kochanski, J., Orhurhu, V., & Viswanath, O. (2019). An update of current cannabis-based pharmaceuticals in pain medicine. Pain and Therapy, 8(1), 41-51

    Vollmer, A. D. (2020). Healing with DMSO: The Complete Guide to Safe and Natural Treatments for Managing Pain, Inflammation, and Other Chronic Ailments with Dimethyl Sulfoxide. Ulysses Press.

    Nicola Boulton
    Nicola Boulton


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