I am a grape farmer and it is a very physical job.
I am constantly moving around and putting my body into odd positions.
Getting in and out of my tractors, pickers and hedgers really gets to be harsh on my hips, back and knees. I also am trimming grapes by hand and picking up posts. So my hands get a lot of abuse too. For a long time it was fine. I was a younger man and I could bounce back. As I have gotten older the physicality of the job has been brutal. I invested in a hot tub, regular massages and I stretch everyday. I still was experiencing chronic pain. I then found that the cannabis dispensary near me offers CBD topicals. At first I was a little hesitant to try a cannabis product. The last thing I wanted to do was get high. With a CBD product, you aren’t getting any THC that causes that high sensation. The CBD topical is just an oil that I put on my hand too. It isn’t something I need to smoke or put a lot of effort into. It honestly is like using a more powerful icy hot. The CBD topical makes my skin feel slightly tingly and it smells nice. I really notice a difference on my joints when I use it. My hands don’t hurt like they used to. My hips, back and neck all feel a lot looser. I make sure to put the oil directly on my skin early in the morning before work and then I put one more dose on before bed. It helps to keep things feeling good.