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Can CBD help with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

People have been using cannabis for medicinal purposes all over the globe for years. CBD is one of two of the most abundant compounds in the plant.

Unlike THC which has psychoactive properties causing users to feel intoxicated, CBD is non-impairing, and has been claimed to be useful for those who have problems with chronic pain issues which brings a lot of people to ask can CBD help with carpal tunnel syndrome? Find out the answer below.


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

Can CBD help with carpal tunnel syndrome?

Cannabidoil, better known as CBD, is a chemical compound that is extracted from Hemp plants. Unlike Cannabis, Hemp contains hardly any THC (the compound linked to intoxication and feeling high) and a lot more CBD. The growth in CBD based products is based on the reported anti-inflammatory effects of the product, making it an alternative to painkillers and other forms of pain relief.

Finally the answer you have been waiting for… can CBD help with carpal tunnel syndrome? Well, although research on CBD is limited, there has been a number of studies conducted on CBD and its anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects.

CBD Frequently Asked Questions

CBD is safe for the majority of people to use although it does depend on your personal circumstances. Those who are pregnant or breastfeeding are recommended not to use or consume CBD or any CBD products as there has not yet been enough research to know whether this is safe or not. Valley Health always suggest that you always check with a medical professional before deciding to take CBD.

Research into CBD is limited and new evidence is always emerging about side effects of CBD use. Currently, the most common reported side effects of CBD include dry mouth, low blood pressure, lightheadedness and drowsiness.
CBD is generally safe and low-risk for most of the population, but as you would for any new product please check with your doctor or medical practitioner before you start taking CBD products. Different people react in different ways so you should always seek medical guidance before taking CBD products.
The pain relieving and anti-inflammatory effects of CBD may be beneficial to peopl who suffer from arthritis therefore there is some anecdotal evidence of people who have used CBD successfully in managing their arthritis.

Taking CBD if you have Carpal tunnel syndrome

We always recommend that you consult with your general practitioner before taking any new supplements to help ease symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. However, anecdotal evidence suggests that taking CBD oil or extract products could offer some small benefit to sufferers.

If you are interested in trying CBD then our high quality Hemp Oil Extracts could be just right for you.

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