What is carpal tunnel syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful condition that causes pain, numbness and tingling caused by a compressed nerve in the hand. This condition only affects roughly 3% of the world population and treatment options include wearing a wrist splint, using painkillers or doing hand exercises. Most of these options are short-term fixes for what can be a long term condition.
CBD can help reduce the pain and inflammation caused by carpal tunnel syndrome.
Research from 2013 suggests that CBD seemed to decrease inflammation in an animal based study, proposing that CBD could have the same effect on humans suffering from conditions that cause pain and inflammation.
Read more on the study here: https://rb.gy/owda2b
The idea that CBD may decrease inflammation has been supported by several other studies on animals; however, much more research is needed before we can accurately gauge how effective CBD use is in reducing inflammation and pain.
The symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include:
- Aches or pains in your fingers, hand or arm
- Numb hands
- Tingling or pins and needles
- A weak thumb or difficulty gripping
For more information on carpal tunnel syndrome visit the NHS website: https://rb.gy/h89bzz