Using cannabis to treat leg cramps

I workout every morning for approximately an hour.

  • My level of fitness, maintaining a proper weight and staying healthy are important to me.

My exercise sessions are quite demanding. I start with a dedicated warm up and then transition into high intensity aerobics. I spend some time on a variety of strength training and then focus on stretching and balance before my cool-down. The majority of the exercises work my legs in some way. To elevate my heart rate, I often jump rope for a half an hour. I might go for a run or pedal the stationary bike. I include jumping jacks, mountain climbers and burpees. To tone and strengthen my muscles, I perform different types of lunges and squats. Over the last couple of years, I have begun to have problems with leg cramps at night. As soon as I settle into bed, my calves tighten up and threaten to cramp. The pain is excruciating. I need to get out of bed and stretch my muscles. This doesn’t alway alleviate the cramping. For a while, I was sleeping with heating pads wrapped around my legs. The cords made this somewhat difficult, uncomfortable and nearly impossible to sleep. I finally went through the process of applying for my medical marijuana card. The qualification was easier and quicker than I expected. As soon as I received my MMJ card, I headed to the dispensary. The budtender listened to my issues and helped me navigate the huge selection of products. I now apply a cannabis-infused topical to my legs in the morning after my shower and again right before bed. Most nights, I have no concerns with leg cramps. On the rare night when the pain flares up, I keep a cannabis tincture in the drawer of my nightstand. I choose an indica strain with an equal ratio of CBD and THC to both alleviate pain and help me sleep.

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