Aside from a day full of great memories, it’s not uncommon for skiers to come home with less-welcome souvenirs like:
- Sore muscles
- Sprains and strains
One of the best ways to get achy muscles back to feeling better is with a good soak. Using a product like my company’s Primal Healing Soak can be highly effective not just because of the cannabinoids but because of the high magnesium content as well.
Magnesium is an important element when it comes to muscle contractions. Soaking in a bath is most effective when you soak for 15-20 minutes and then rinse off after.
Sprains and Strains
Next let’s talk strains and sprains. Sprains are injuries to the connective tissue between two bones, while a strain is an injury to the tissues that connect muscles to bones. Knees, ankles, feet, wrists, and any other joint in the human body can experience a sprain. Basic first aid for a sprain is the RICE method:
The swelling and inflammation that comes with a sprain or strain can last for weeks after the initial injury occurs. Inflammation is one of the most common symptoms that cannabinoid topicals can assist with. It is important to remember not to apply heat to inflammation, as doing so will only increase the tenderness and swelling.
Using a product like our award winning Primal Healing Salve, may help accelerate your recovery from a sprain or strain. You can apply this type of topical under the application of ice and heat. Look for products made with organic full spectrum hemp, or cannabis.
Fractures are one of the worst types of injuries that can be sustained on the mountain. They require immediate medical attention, if you experience one or witness one, call for help.
If you suffer a fracture, cannabis topicals probably won’t be useful right away. However, cannabinoids topicals may be helpful in reducing the swelling and pain once the cast or other support is removed.
Stay safe, and enjoy the mountains!