90-day CBD Oil Experiment Day 6 — CBD Oil For Chondromalacia Of The Knee
One of the things I want to know from my 90-day CBD oil experiment is whether or not CBD oil can prevent chondromalacia of the knee.
“Chondromalacia patellae” (also known as CMP) is inflammation of the underside of the patella and softening of the cartilage.
When one has chondromalacia, the femur creates grooves in the underside of the patella cartilage because some bones are not tracking perfectly. Sometimes it feels like the bones in the knee joint get off their track, like a sliding screen door. This causes inflammation & pain. I hope that the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD oil reduce the inflammation I so often feel in my right knee. Although CBD oil cannot correct the positioning of the bones & soft tissue, ideally it reduces knee inflammation and prevents my knee joint for “jumping the track”, getting stuck in an uncomfortable position, and causing pain.
Oddly enough, sitting for a long time is the worst thing for my knee and the most frequent cause. Hiking a steep incline, or sometimes running sprints makes my chondromalacia flare up too.
The common treatment for chondromalacia is a combination of RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation), anti-inflammatory medications, and physiotherapy. Physical therapy worked very well for me, so I keep doing the basic exercises everyday.
The thing is, I don’t want to rest & not run for a few weeks. I also don’t want to take anti-inflammatory medications if I don’t have to.
I’m just a 46-year-old guy who likes to exercise. But, real athletes are turning to CBD oil as a substitute for anti-inflammatory medication too. This article in Outside Magazine talks about how extreme sports competitors turn to CBD oil to reduce inflammation and keep training.
The CBD oil I use, CBDPure 600 has been great so far, although I haven’t felt a change yet in the knee. But, it also didn’t swell up after sitting in an airplane 20+ hours. Then, after getting back to running & cycling, I’ve had no abnormal joint pain.
I believe that using CBD oil to prevent chondromalacia will take a few weeks to see results. As long as I don’t get the swollen, stiff knee feeling that means a chondromalacia flare up from overuse, I’ll be happy I chose to take CBDPure 600 to beat chronic, recurring chondromalacia of my right knee.