An inflammatory disorder of joints that is both progressive and very painful to patients. There are several types of arthritis including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and septic arthritis. Certain autoimmune diseases can also cause arthritis as an associated symptom and many forms of arthritis are due to autoimmune etiologies. Arthritis may involve one or more joints depending on the presentation. Arthritis can severely diminish a patient’s quality of life by limiting physical activity, causing pain and affecting concentration. As a result, many arthritis patients also struggle with depression.
Medical cannabis can target CB2 receptors to soothe inflammation and reduce pain.