There is a nerve called the median nerve that runs down the arm and through an area of the wrist called the carpal tunnel. If this nerve is pinched, it can cause numbness, tingling or weakness in the hand.
You can develop carpal tunnel syndrome by doing repetitive motions at the wrist, such as typing on a computer, playing tennis, or playing drums. If you do activities that involve the wrists, and the hands are lower than the wrist, it can raise the chances of developing this pain syndrome.
How CBD can help for carpal tunnel syndrome
The use of topical cannabidiol can help reduce the pain and inflammation involved in the syndrome. Doctors generally prescribe anti-inflammatories and painkillers for this condition, which are two areas where CBD proves to be very effective.
By elevating the endocannabinoid 2-AG, cannabidiol can help reduce inflammation. This endocannabinoid binds to the CB2 receptor and helps reduce inflammation by telling neurons to stop sending so many attack cells to the area.
Cannabidiol can also relieve pain by elevating anandamide. This endocannabinoid binds to the CB1 receptor, which helps mediate neurological functions, including pain sensitivity.
Your doctor may also prescribe a wrist brace, wrist exercises or changes in activity, so if you start to notice that your hand feels a shock of pain, becomes numb or weak, then you should see a doctor as soon as you can.