Recent studies suggest that CBD (Cannabidiol) plays a role in the treatment of arthritis. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States, affecting over 50 million Americans. A 2011 study found that CBD helped to reduce inflammatory pain by affecting the way pain receptors respond to stimuli. A 2016 study found that CBD applied topically had the potential to relieve pain and inflammation associated with arthritis.
- Preliminary assessment of the efficacy, tolerability, and safety of a cannabis-based medicine (Sativex) in the treatment of pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis
- The nonpsychoactive cannabis constituent cannabidiol is an oral anti-arthritic therapeutic in murine collagen-induced arthritis
- Involvement of the endocannabinoid system in osteoarthritis pain
- The abnormal cannabidiol analogue O-1602 reduces nociception in a rat model of acute arthritis via the putative cannabinoid receptor GPR55
- Attenuation of early phase inflammation by cannabidiol prevents pain and nerve damage in rat osteoarthritis