Anyone who is even slightly physical has experienced the discomfort of a strained muscle. While there are a few different ways you can strain a muscle, the most common method is by doing a repetitive or strenuous movement without providing the muscle with enough warm-up. While muscle strains are uncomfortable and can prompt you to change your plans for a few days, they seldom lead to chronic pain issues. The length of time it takes for a muscle strain to heal depends on the severity of the strain and whether you give the muscle some time off before using it again.
The best way to treat a muscle strain is with:
CBD could give you some further relief from your sore muscle without having to resort to over-the-counter pain medications.
Most people don’t consider CBD when they are dealing with pain because they have fallen into the habit of thinking that it’s a treatment for anxiety. While it’s true that CBD does help calm anxiety attacks, it’s also an anti-inflammatory and has analgesic properties. When you rub high-quality CBD oil or cream over the strained muscle, you’ll not only get some pain relief, but you’ll also notice a decrease in swelling.
Even though CBD oil/cream can ease the pain and swelling of a strained muscle, it’s important to continue to rest the muscle for a few days. While CBD makes the muscle feel better and encourages healing, it’s still going to take time for the muscle to return to 100%. Failing to give it time to heal fully before exerting yourself will result in you injuring yourself further.
The biggest advantage connected to using CBD to treat a muscle strain is that since the muscle no longer hurts, you’ll be able to relax. Even more importantly, the lack of pain from the strained muscle will prevent you from moving differently so that you won’t do something that injures another part of your body.
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