Pain will vary depending on the location, frequency and severity of the inflamed muscle. Symptoms vary but typically include joint stiffness, joint aches and pain and a burning sensation surrounding the whole joint of the inflamed tendon. There may also be swelling, redness and visible knots. As muscles tighten, the joint becomes stiffer.
Treatment of tendinitis usually includes rest, as well as ice, compression and elevation of the affected area. People suffering from chronic tendinitis usually have to take steroid injections or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to help combat the pain.
Best Method of Ingestion for This Condition
Medical marijuana can be used to relieve the pain, swelling and stiffness associated with tendonitis. The two most recommended forms of consumption include topically and internally. Some patients find the most relief from placing topical concentrates on the affected area. This will provide relief directly to the area without any other effects commonly associated with internally ingesting marijuana.
Users who experience severe pain that is not relieved from topical concentrates find relief from smoking or vaporizing the cannabis. This will provide the most immediate relief, as well as decrease inflammation and increase movement.
Disclaimer: Tendonitis is a condition characterized by severe pain and inflammation. Severe pain is a condition approved for medical marijuana treatment in Nevada. See a list of all state-approved medical marijuana conditions. (8/29/16)