Why Should Golfers Use CBD?
Have you ever experienced some sort of soreness or pain after playing golf? Golfers commonly experience strains and pains in the neck, back, shoulders, elbows, or knees. Traditionally, golfers have dealt with these issues in many ways from wearing some sort of brace or strapping, to adopting a regular mobility routine, to ice baths and heat packs, and more. But what else can be used to help ease the pain from golf?
As an additional remedy, some golfers have found that the anti-inflammatory and soothing properties of CBD help their game-related pains and soreness. This article will explore how golfers can utilise 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.
At first glance, people may be wary of CBD’s relation to marijuana, but as we have discussed in prior articles, CBD is completely non-intoxicating, especially when derived from Hemp as it contains less than 0.3% THC. The products sold by Leafytrade go a step further and contain 0% THC, thereby complying with Hong Kong’s regulations.
Depending on your goals and preferences, the type of product and amount of CBD right for you may vary. At Leafytrade, we offer easy to use products in the form of Oils, Capsules, and Topicals.
Now that we have covered the basics of CBD, let’s move onto specifically exploring how it may help you and your golf game.
CBD Benefits for Golf
Back pain, elbow tendonitis, knee pain, neck stiffness and a lack of focus are just some of the common issues golfers suffer. Some of these issues could be affecting how far you drive or your short game for even. 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, Leafytrade’s Active 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 tough on the body and recovery is just as if not more important than the training itself. CBD is attractive for golfers because it can support recovery and provide relief from exercise-induced inflammation.
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 Leafytrade’s Active products products to help you get back to doing what you love. Products such as Fourfive’s Muscle Rub and Joint Gel 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.
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 are prone to back strains while engaging in their sport. Golf typically entails standing, sitting, riding in a 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, Fourfive’s Muscle Rub 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 stabilise 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 Fourfive’s Joint Gel. Made for active lifestyles, this sport’s gel 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.
Fourfive’s Muscle Rub and Joint Gel provides temporary pain relief for fatigued, aching muscles and joints. Both products can be applied before, during, and after workouts, to help with recovery, and so you can get back to playing 18 holes quickly.
Repetitive swinging of a golf club can cause sore shoulders. For shoulders, Fourfive’s Muscle Rub is a great choice.
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 Fourfive’s Joint Gel in a convenient, pump-action bottle. Ideal for throwing in your golf bag and created with ingredients from nature, this joint gel 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.
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 CBD Active products to your game 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 CBD Active product line here.
Golfers using CBD:
Bubba Watson - "I have personally felt the benefits"
Joshua Grenville-Wood - "I’ve had a lot of people recently ask me how @fourfivecbd affects my ADHD! First of all it has 0% THC and is all natural! To be honest I have noticed a bit of a difference. Where I used to struggle to sleep I can now sleep a lot easier. I find it keeps me a little more chilled out during the day and stay focused on what I need to do not getting distracted all the time! I would definitely recommend trying it for yourself!"
*These statements have not been evaluated by a Medical Authority. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.