I workout really hard six days a week.
I started taking one day off just to allow my muscles to recover.
It didn’t help too much though. I tend to overlift, run too far and injure myself. I got to the point where I kept a heating pad by my bed for leg cramps. I was very familiar with icing in the evening. I started wondering if I should look into pain pills. My husband was heavily against this. I knew there must have been some middle ground. I wanted stronger than icy hot but not as addictive as prescription pills. I then found that a lot of people rely on medical marijuana for chronic pain. I went to a doctor that prescribes medical cannabis. We chatted for a bit and I left with a medical cannabis card and a script for topicals. I like that a topical doesn’t get you high. It is a light cream that is applied directly to the skin. The area feels tingly and sometimes numb. It is a more powerful icy hot and smells better. It also doesn’t leave a gross residue either. I apply my topical in the morning before I workout and right before bed. That seems to do the trick. I always know when I have forgotten to use lotion too. My legs start to cramp up and my back tightens. As soon as I notice the pain I put on the cream. It works wonders. I like that it is quite small too. I can easily pack it when I travel for work or go to my friend’s house.