Some of the common symptoms of arthritis include joint pain, stiff muscles, limited range of motion, and chronic fatigue.
According to the CDC, an estimated 54.4 million Americans are diagnosed with arthritis each year, and more women than men are affected.
The symptoms of arthritis typically appear in your fingers, wrists, shoulders, elbows, knees, ankles, and toes.
Depending on the stage of this condition, it can affect your life in several ways, and sometimes make it impossible for you to continue working.
There’s no cure for arthritis, but people are successful in managing the symptoms through therapy, lifestyle changes, medication, and surgery.
But in recent times, we have a new way of managing arthritic pain; marijuana.
According to a study by a Canadian team, arthritic patients are turning to cannabis to eliminate pain.
Top Marijuana Strains for Eliminating Arthritic Pain
For the best results, you need to get the most suitable strain, and the following indica strains are proven to be effective in managing pain:
This is one of the most potent marijuana strains that there is. The story goes that secret government agencies had collected various marijuana strains around the world, and mixed these strains carefully to create a super-hybrid, G13.
2. Purple Kush
This strain is native to California and is an offspring of Purple Afghani and the Hindu Kush. With a nutty flavor, a fruity aroma, and a spicy edge, Purple Kush leaves a pleasant aftertaste. Its buds are chunky and loaded with THC.
3. Platinum Kush
This indica-dominant strain usually has a film of resin covering the buds. It has a dark, purplish hue, and orange pistils and the buds have a compact build. It delivers strong cerebral effects and you had better eat to your fill before you take this strain.
4. White Rhino
The most notable characteristic of this strain is that it has a bushy appearance during the growth and vegetative stage. The White Rhino is a cross between White Widow and a mysterious indica strain. It has roots in India, Brazil, and Afghanistan.
5. Platinum Bubba Kush
The effects take you up slowly, and then you are locked in a robust high. The buds have a dense build, a lilac hue, with colorful hairs. The film of trichomes gives the strain its precious metal appearance. This strain is a result of mixing Platinum OG Kush with Bubba Kush.
6. Blackberry Kush
An indica-dominant strain, it was created by breeding Blackberry with Afghani. With its chunky nugs, AKA fire, you are going to experience the cerebral effects pretty quickly. This strain is incredibly resistant to external threats like mold and disease. It has a zesty aroma and a spicy flavor.
7. Cookies Kush
This indica-dominant strain is a result of mixing GSC (Girl Scout Cookies) with OG Kush. It has won numerous awards including the Amsterdam Cup in 2014. Many people use this strain to overcome their pain and manage their other body afflictions.
8. Critical Kush
Propagated by Barney’s Farm in the US, this strain is a cross between OG Kush and Critical Mass. This strain contains high THC levels and a high CBD ratio, making it super-effective for pain and anxiety and spasticity.
9. Kosher Kush
This award-winning strain is native to Los Angeles. You may have heard that it was blessed by a rabbi, but that is not accurate. Its buds are stocky, and highly populated with trichomes, thus they have high THC levels. Kosher Kush is known for its citrusy scent and spicy flavor.
10. XXX OG
This strain has too won numerous awards, including the Los Angeles Cannabis Cup in 2014. It has stocky, cylindrical buds, with a film of starry trichomes, and it has a flavor reminiscent of pine cones and lemons. Marijuana users commonly use this strain to manage their mental problems and physical ailments.
Overcoming Arthritis with Marijuana
Are we saying that marijuana is the best remedy against arthritis? By no means! But marijuana zeros in on the pain caused by arthritis.
So that you accelerate recovery, you have to seek other treatments like therapy, surgery, and medication, but then supplement with marijuana.
The people who are disproportionately affected by this condition are the elderly, and symptoms might grow worse depending on factors like health status and the environment.
When we talk about marijuana use, many people seem to call up to mind a blunt, and yes smoking is great, but it is not the only way of using marijuana.
We have edibles, transdermal perches, inhalation devices, sprays, topicals, suppositories, clothing, drinks, etc.
If you are struggling with arthritis right now, you might want to think about marijuana.