I started noticing a lot of joint pain in my knees after getting into playing hockey again for fun.
- I have a group of friends that like to get together for games at a nearby outdoor roller hockey rink.
I’m the goaltender so I am leaning forward for most of the game, holding up both my weight and the weight of my pads in the process. It’s so much fun playing hockey with my friends that I often forget what kind of weight I’m putting on certain parts of my body and the stress that it is undoubtedly causing. After a few years of this, I started noticing chronic pain issues in my joints and various muscle groups throughout my body. While CBD capsules definitely helped with my overall pain across my entire body, the thing that helped the most at first was Biofreeze. But the problem with Biofreeze is that it’s so expensive that it’s hard to justify using it daily when you have to use so much of it to get all over relief. Instead, now I’m using high THC cannabis topicals made out of RSO, or Rick Simpson Oil. RSO is made from washing cannabis flower buds with a strong solvent and then cooking down the resulting mixture until the solvent is purged from the oil. The end product is rich in all of the cannabinoids and terpenes present in the raw plant, giving you the most full spectrum experience that you can hope for. Since RSO is so easy to make in high quantities if you grow your own medical cannabis, it’s much more cost effective for topical pain relief compared to a product like Biofreeze. I had no idea until recently that cannabis topicals were so good at relieving targeted joint and muscle pain, but it’s better late than never.