It isn’t until our feet begin to hurt and suffer do we appreciate how much we use them.  The phrase running around is all thanks to our feet. Up to 87 percent of people have foot pain at some time in their lives for different reasons. One-third of older adults have foot pain, stiffness, or aching feet. Many of these problems come from poorly fitting shoes.

Suffers try soaking their feet, massages, arch supports, pain relievers and many other ways to ease the pain, but have you thought of using CBD? It has anti-inflammatory benefits, which may help relieve some aches and pains in the feet.

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General aches and pains

Spring is here and summer is on the way, which usually means more outdoor time. Sports, hiking, pickle ball and long walks over a variety of surfaces means more activity and potential more general foot pain.  Research is promising that CBD oil can reduce inflammation and have a similar effect to taking pain medication—but without the side effects. The results may vary for everyone, of course. If you have foot pain that doesn’t go away after a few days or weeks, you’ll want to see your doctor.


Symptoms of arthritis pain in your feet can include stiffness, tenderness, pain, swelling, and even reduced mobility. Studies have shown that CBD oil can help with many of these symptoms. In fact, researchers say that CBD oil is effective for treating pain and inflammation caused by arthritis with no side effects. More human studies are needed, but if you suffer from arthritis pain, CBD may be the answer you’ve been waiting for.  

High heels

You know your favorite pair of heels or other shoes that you just can’t give up, but they kill your feet every time you wear them? CBD balm can come to the rescue. Rub it on before you slip on your shoes, and your feet will stay comfortable all night. (Plus put more on when you get home to reduce inflammation.) Want some proof? Celebrities already swear by it for when then wear stilettos on the red carpet—and some of them wear insanely high heels.

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One ugly topic no one wants to discuss: Blisters. But they happen! (Especially if you are a distance runner or when you get new shoes that don’t quite fit right.) CBD oil is packed with anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, which may help. To treat one, make sure you clean your blister first. Then use a cotton pad soaked in CBD oil and dab it onto the affected area. Do this a few times a day, and your blister may heal faster than usual.  

WIth warm weather, sandals, running barefoot and outdoors activities…it is a good idea to keep an idea mind and get a step ahead for the care of your feet.

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