CBD and Achilles Tendonitis

Experiencing pain in our feet, not only hurts but disrupts our day-to-day activities and limits our lifestyle. Achilles tendinitis is an overuse injury of the Achilles tendon — it can make simple routines like stepping out of bed or putting on shoes destressing. 

Achilles Tendinitis is fairly common, especially with runners and athletes. However, simple things like wearing high heels every day can also cause it.   

The Achilles tendon located at the back of the ankle is the largest tendon in the body. It connects your calf muscles to your heel bone, so we use it for most activities like walking, jumping, running and climbing stairs.  

Causes include: 

  • Entering into an intense training program too fast 
  • Straining the calf muscles during repeated exercise or physical activity 
  • Wearing old or poorly fitted shoes  
  • Not stretching/warming up properly before exercise 
  • Age – the Achilles tendon weakens with age 
  • Sprains and ankle other injuries 

Symptoms include: 

  • Pain, discomfort or swelling in the back of your heel 
  • Tight calf muscles 
  • Limited range of motion when flexing your foot 
  • Affected area is red and/or warm to the touch 
  • Shooting pain 

Treatment 
Mild cases of Achilles Tendonitis can be treated at home with rest, icing, and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications. It’s also important to reduce your physical activity. Try gentle stretching or a less physical activity such as swimming. 

However, some situations might require more invasive treatments like steroid injections or even surgery. Doctors often recommend physical therapy, wearing a brace and a particular type of footwear. 

How CBD could benefit you 

Natures’ Gem believes CBD is a natural way to help deal with pain and inflammation associated with Achilles Tendonitis. CBD is widely known to fight inflammation and pain. 

Nature’s Gem CBD balm is blended with organically sourced hemp oil and pure essential oils that help relieve pain and calm down the inflammation and ache that come with Achilles Tendonitis.  

 

Our Rejuvenating Balm is praised by customers suffering from most foot pain such as Achilles Tendonitis and Plantar Fasciitis. If your pain scale is higher, we recommend using our Max Balm with a higher concentration of CBD. CBD balm has been heralded by red carpet celebrities who have applied it to their feet before wearing high heels for a long evening. It’s best to apply CBD oil balm in the morning, at night and as needed during the day. Always wash your hands before massaging the balm in one direction into clean skin.  

CBD Oil Tinctures are also a great addition to fight overall inflammation and pain associated with Achilles Tendonitis.  

We recommend checking with your doctor before ingesting CBD or any natural supplement if you’re on a treatment plan for any health condition. 

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