Medically reviewed by Dr. Jen Palmer, ND – Naturopathic Doctor,
Director of Education for Charlotte’s Web™
Have you ever had a sore neck after golf? Golfers commonly experience strains and pains in the neck, back, shoulders, elbows, or knees. To cope with these things, golfers have tried everything from wearing braces for various parts of the body, to adopting a regular stretching regimen, to trying ice and heat, but what else can be used to help ease the pain from golf?
As an additional therapy, some golf enthusiasts have found that the non-intoxicating and soothing properties of CBD help their game-related maladies. This article will explore how golfers can utilize CBD to find relief from acute pains and support recovery from exercise-induced inflammation to be at their best on the green.
Why Should Golfers Use CBD?
Does CBD help your golf game? There are many potential benefits of CBD for golfers. Before we break down the benefits of CBD, you may be wondering what CBD is.
CBD is short for cannabidiol. It is a phytocannabinoid found in hemp and known for supporting the body and mind in many ways including moving in the right direction towards a physiological balance called homeostasis. To learn more on CBD read our article “How Does CBD Oil Work?”.
Now initially, some folks may be wary of CBD’s relation to marijuana, but thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, you don’t have to worry about mistakenly getting high from your CBD products, CBD is completely non-intoxicating. The farm bill removed hemp from the schedule 1 substance list, making it an ordinary farm crop – just like wheat or corn.
Hemp-derived CBD products, such as those made by Charlotte’s Web contain less than 0.3% THC. Because it meets this nationally required minimum it is able to be sold in stores and online, across the country.
Depending on your goals and preferences, the type of product and amount of CBD right for you may vary. At Charlotte’s Web, we offer convenient products in the form of Oils, Capsules, Gummies, and Topicals.
Now that we know what CBD is, let’s explore what it can do for you and your golf game.
CBD Benefits for Golf
Sore neck resulting from inflammation after exercise like golf? Can’t drive the ball as far? Short game affected from lack of focus? Many golfers may consider trying CBD to improve their golf game. The benefits of CBD for golf include:
- Maintaining a healthy sleep cycle*
- Supporting recovery from inflammation after working out*
- Supporting a sense of calm for focus*
- Managing everyday stresses*
These combined benefits help support a healthy lifestyle, and athletes can feel prepared for peak performance.
Golf Without Pain
For common golf pains that occur in the neck, back, knees, and wrists, CBDMEDIC™ products can specifically target and provide quick relief for those areas to get you back out on the course.
With pain out of the way, golfers can focus better, hit longer drives on the fairway, have more accurate putting, more eagles and a lower golf score.
CBD for Recovery
Golf, or any physical activity, can be strenuous on the body and our bodies need to recover. CBD as a dietary supplement is attractive for golfers because it can support recovery and provide for relief from exercise-induced inflammation.
At Charlotte’s Web, our specially formulated ginger-flavored Recovery CBD gummies are perfect after a long day on the course or any strenuous workout. This gummy features CBD extract and a botanical blend of ginger and turmeric to promote joint health.
Ginger has been valued for centuries for its ability to support healthy digestive and muscular-skeletal systems. We’ve paired it with turmeric, another wonderful natural product known to support a healthy inflammatory response.
Common Injuries and Pain Points in Golfers
As described, CBD provides excellent support for an everyday healthy lifestyle, however, when a sore neck from golf or other pain pops up, turn to CBDMEDIC™ products to help you get back to doing what you love. Our topical pain relief line provides fast, targeted, temporary relief ideal for: shoulder and neck strains, tight muscle knots, and minor upper and lower back discomfort and general muscle and joint soreness anywhere on the body. Formulated with menthol and camphor to deliver fast, targeted pain relief that is ideal companion for any golf course.
Below are some areas of the body commonly afflicted by golfing-related injury and pain. They are generally caused by overuse of the muscles in these areas, repeated movements, or occasionally by trauma.
Golfers can easily strain their backs while engaging in their sport. Golf typically entails standing, sitting, riding in cart or walking for four to five hours plus moments in a bent over position. This can apply unhealthy pressure on the spine and back muscles.
If you experience back pain from golf, our CBDMEDIC™ Back & Neck Pain Relief Ointment can help. This product will help soothe minor upper and lower back discomfort, including general muscle soreness, strains, sprains, and bruises. Use on neck, back, shoulders, or waistline.
Many golfers experience pain in their knees due to the knees being used to stabilize hip rotation in their swing. If your knees are weak or you perform this action often, it can lead to stiff and sore knees. Additionally, extreme force applied on the knee can cause torn or sprained ligaments and kneecap injuries.
For knee pain, we recommend CBDMEDIC™ Active Sport Pain Relief Stick. Made for active lifestyles, this solid sport stick gives you convenient, temporary pain relief on-the-go. It helps relieve pain from minor muscle and joint distress, strains, sprains, and bruises, with less mess than from traditional creams or ointments.
Routine, repetitive motions involved in putting and swinging can induce tendonitis of the elbow. The common symptoms are soreness and inflammation on the elbow’s outer tendon or inner tendon.
As part of our CBDMEDIC™ line, Charlotte’s Web™ offers a therapeutic Muscle Rub. Active Sport™ Pain Relief Ointment provides temporary pain relief for fatigued, aching muscles and joints. Active Sport™ can be applied before, during, and after workouts, to help with recovery, and so you can get back playing 18 holes quickly.
Repetitive swinging of a golf club can cause sore shoulders. For shoulders, the CBDMEDIC™ Muscle & Joint Pain Relief Spray is a great choice. The muscle and joint pain relief spray was designed with your needs in mind with an easy-to-grip, easy-to-pump bottle that sprays to cover larger areas of the body for temporary relief.
One of the most common pain points for golfers are the wrists. Tendonitis of the wrists can develop from the repetitive movement of the wrist during the swing and the force applied to the tendons responsible for wrist movements.
Give sore wrists temporary relief wherever you are with CBDMEDIC™ Muscle & Joint Pain Relief Ointment in convenient, on-the-go packets. Ideal for throwing in your golf bag and created with ingredients from nature, this muscle and joint rub is perfect for your sore spots.
CBD for Improving Your Golf Game
Exercise is a crucial component for maintaining a healthy lifestyle but working out and recovery isn’t always easy, especially if you experience common pains like a sore neck after golf. Combining CBDMEDIC™ applied topically along with conventional methods of recovery, like rest, stretching, and icing, can introduce you to a new world of recovery to get you back to the course quickly.
With support for a sense of calm, better focus, healthier sleep, and reduced exercise induced inflammation, CBD can help you feel your best and maybe take a few strokes off your game. Add our CBDMEDIC™ topicals formulated with CBD for golf and gain confidence on the course, swing pain free and improve your recovery time. To find pain relief for common golf ailments, view our complete product line of CBDMEDIC™ topicals.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.