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Muscle Spasms And Stiffness

  • June 28, 2023

Muscles spasms and stiffness can make you to experience problems ranging from minor annoyance to the issues that affect activities of daily life, making them painful, agonizing and hard. Muscle spasm is defined as constant, involuntary contraction of muscle. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2696782/)

Spasticity and stiffness of muscle are the result of a number of diseases that enhance the tone of the muscles. This, in turn, leads to resistance or tension to the muscle movements. While stiffness or tension commonly occurs in the muscles of the leg, they can affect muscles of any area of the body, such as hands, back, arm, feet, etc. If you have ever suffered from muscle spasms and stiffness, you know that all of them can differ from each other. Some may arrive only for seconds while others can last for a long duration and can be more severe. In addition to the spasms and tightness, you may likely experience symptoms of involuntary movements, joints stiffness, limited range of motion, trouble in moving and muscle tenseness. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4972526/)

A number of muscle relaxing medicines can help eradicate spasms and stiffness of muscles. Stretching exercises are also recommended to carry out regularly in order to decrease the muscle tightness for the time being and to maintain flexibility. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3858699/)

Marijuana can also be used as an alternate therapy since it works by decreasing inflammation, which is the basis for muscle spasms. Studies propose that marijuana use relaxes muscle tension and spasticity. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2626929/)

A dose of 2.5 mg of marijuana for two weeks has shown to alleviate muscle stiffness, muscle spasms, and associated pain. (https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121009112423.htm)

Anyone suffering from muscle spasms and stiffness can use marijuana to get rid of them. It not only reduces the occurrence and severity of muscle spasms and stiffness but also assists in muscle recovery. We recommend stretching out of the affected muscle to help prevent it from getting worse.