Preventing and Treating Common Athletic Injuries with Merrimint Body Balm

Topical CBD is rising as a natural remedy for athletic injuries. Topical CBD derived from U.S. grown hemp is legal under the 2018 Farm Bill, and no matter the dose, it's non-intoxicating. In fact, a balm like Merrimint is THC-free to ensure athletes never have to worry about lighting up a drug test.

CBD topicals like Jihi's Merrimint body balm can target pain and inflammation by allowing the cannabinoids to penetrate the skin and affect localized endocannabinoid receptors. If you'd like to learn more about how topical cannabinoids work with the skin's endocannabinoid system, click here.

Merrimint's high-end, proprietary, synergistic formulation is designed to treat inflammation with a rich botanical formulation that is infused with cooling menthol, mints, and naturally pain-relieving arnica. Integrating Merrimint into your pre- and post-workout routines will enhance mobility and comfort while preventing and treating injuries and inflammation.

Common athletic injuries that can be treated with Merrimint Body Balm include:
  • Shoulder pain - rotator cuff injuries are common for tennis players, swimmers and baseball players. The rotator cuff keeps the shoulder blade stable, and in sports that use the shoulder repeatedly, the rotator cuff can become prone to injury and inflammation. Rubbing Merrimint's CBD-infused body balm into shoulders a couple times a day is a great way to increase mobility, prevent injury and speed recovery.
  • Achilles tendon injuries - the achilles tendon connects the calf muscle to the heel. As the largest tendon in the body, extensive running and overuse make it very prone to injuries. Stretching and keeping it lubricated with Merrimint body balm will help maintain injury-free mobility and enhanced performance.
  • Tennis elbow - tennis elbow develops over time due to the repetitive nature of tennis swings. Using Merrimint on elbows before and after tennis will not only keep dry elbows hydrated and comfortable, it will help prevent injury and speed recovery.
  • Ankle Sprains - ankle sprains are common for many athletes, including basketball and tennis players. Applying Merrimint balm liberally to the ankle several times per day can help prevent injury as well as help relieve pain and inflammation.
  • Runner's Knee - runner's knee is a repetitive-motion injury commonly seen in biking and running, where the area just below the kneecap gets swollen. Try rubbing Merrimint balm into the knee and surrounding areas before and after exercise to maintain flexibility and mobility, as well as to decrease pain and swelling.

Merrimint CBD Balm for Tendonitis

Tendonitis is a condition characterized by inflammation or irritation of a tendon - the thick cord attaching muscles to the bone. Tendonitis tends to affect larger tendons prone to repetitive motions that overuse the tenders and create stress. If left untreated, tendonitis can lead to a rupture that may need surgery.

The most common areas of the body that suffer from tendonitis are the elbows, knees, heels, shoulders, wrist and thumbs, upper arms and hips. These are also areas that tend to be dry and carry stress, so regular application of Merrimint Soothing Body Balm is the perfect solution to not only prevent common injuries, but will allow you to relax and restore these often overworked body parts at the same time.

By massaging these larger tendons frequently with Merrimint body balm you can maintain mobility and reduce inflammation, speeding recovery and preventing serious injuries that might require sitting on the sidelines (or undergoing surgery!), while soothing discomfort and restoring skin.

Now that is elevated self-care.

Post-Shower Massage for Injury Recovery + Prevention

A great way to utilize Merrimint's cooling and anti-inflammatory properties for exercise recovery is to work it into your post-exercise showering routine.

  1. After working out and stretching, take a hot shower to clean and relax muscles.
  2. Dry off, and then use a quality lotion all over to replenish sweaty skin and begin kneading through sore and tired muscles.
  3. Identify your most sore and injury prone areas. While the lotion is still drying, scoop a finger-tip full of Merrimint out of the jar.
  4. Massage the Merrimint balm directly into the pre-moisturized target areas. The mix of the heat and liquid will "extend" the balm and activate it immediately.
  5. Massage the balm slowly into your most injury-prone (or already injured) areas. Massage the problem area and surrounding muscles and tendons until the balm and lotion have been completely absorbed.
  6. Use any remaining balm on your neck and shoulders and then fingers and wrist. Massage until soaked in. Relax, recover, and get ready to take over the world with your next workout!

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