How CBD Helps Bursitis-Related Hip Pain

If bursitis-related hip pain detrimentally affects your everyday life, you are not alone. Chances are this painful nuisance consumes your mind and stands in the way of daily activities. Painful inflammation of the bursae (compact sacs of fluid located around your hip joint) can cause a range of feelings from achiness to sharp stabbing, or sometimes burning pain. 

The symptoms extend beyond the physical pain. Bursitis can make your hip joint appear red, cause swelling, and create stiffness that impacts movement. 

There’s increasing support for using CBD to alleviate the severity of such effects. To be clear, CBD won't outright cure bursitis or similar conditions, but you can find relief using CBD as a valuable tool for managing and relieving your hip pain symptoms. Our advice is to consult with a doctor to create a nuanced pain treatment plan in combination with finding top-quality full-spectrum CBD products.

How CBD Works to Relieve Pain Within the Body

Bursitis is caused by the inflammation of fluid sacs that pad the hip joint. Luckily, the natural anti-inflammatory properties of CBD can be used as part of pain management strategies for hip pain, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis-related knee pain just to mention a few. Forbes Health recently reported that 60% of U.S. adults who use CBD products do so for its potential pain-relieving effects. 

CBD offers natural and effective pain relief due to the endocannabinoid system in your body which consists of tiny protein receptors attached to your cells. The potent chemicals in full-spectrum CBD, along with trace elements of THC, connect with receptors in your body that activate pain relief and decrease inflammation. When it comes to joint pain and inflammation, studies show that CBD can cause noticeable pain relief, sleep improvement, and an increase in overall physical relief.  

Which is Better for Bursitis-related Hip Pain - Topical or Sublingual CBD?

How does topical CBD work?

When you apply topical CBD products for pain relief, they are absorbed directly through the pores in your skin. Although this can provide immediate relief in the applied area, topical CBD does not enter your bloodstream like when you take CBD sublingually. 

So how can topical CBD play a role in addressing hip bursitis pain? CBD interacts with your body’s endocannabinoid receptors to send signals decreasing pain throughout your body. Topical CBD cream is used to ease muscle and joint pain, in addition to reducing inflammation. Often combined with powerful ingredients such as lidocaine, menthol, and arnica, the mixture of these components creates an ideal tool for reducing bursitis-related pain. One of the many benefits of topical CBD creams is that you can use them almost anywhere and anytime. 

How does sublingual CBD work?

Without a doubt, the most common way to take CBD sublingually (a fancy way of saying it’s applied under the tongue). To use CBD oil sublingually, place a few drops under your tongue and hold the oil there for 1-2 minutes without swallowing to ensure complete absorption. 

CBD is absorbed under your tongue into the bloodstream through the capillaries in your mouth, while the remaining amount is carried to the digestive system when you swallow. Sublingual use is considered an efficient method for absorbing the natural health benefits of CBD, allowing the effects to occur within 15 minutes of consumption. 

CBD oil bypasses most of the metabolic process of digestion when taken in this method, making this a better option for pain relief than regular ingestion of CBD, such as with capsules or gummies. With one of the highest bioavailability rates, CBD oils and tinctures allow for peak utilization so that the helpful compounds found in full-spectrum CBD can enter your bloodstream quickly and effectively.  

Both topical and sublingual CBD usage are extremely beneficial when suffering from bursitis pain. Topical CBD can be very helpful during flare-ups, however, for chronic pain, sublingual CBD offers more relief. Combining the two types of CBD products together is the ultimate source for treating inflammation and pain, both providing natural, non-habit forming, and irritation-free pain relief options.

What to Look for in CBD for Hip Bursitis Pain Management

Full-spectrum CBD 

Full-spectrum CBD contains every type of compound found in the cannabis plant, including cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, fatty acids, phenols, and other beneficial elements that can provide soothing relief. With less than 0.3% THC, there are no psychoactive components in full-spectrum CBD. 

The trace presence of THC causes the entourage effect allowing all ingredients to symbiotically work together resulting in numerous pain-relieving effects. When choosing CBD products, it is important to pay close attention to the ingredients and labels. Broad-spectrum CBD and CBD isolate are not the same as full-spectrum CBD and lack the necessary elements to provide you with relief from your pain. 

Organically Grown Third-Party Tested 

Choosing CBD made from 100% organically certified hemp is vitally important when selecting your pain care products. CBD grown in the USA and verified through third-party lab testing is worth the price. All reputable CBD companies will offer full transparency to ensure the quality and safety of their hemp products. You should be able to view third-party lab results for all pain relief and skin products on the company’s website or in the product package.

The most potent pain relief products: Botanika Life

Botanika Life pain relief products utilize the natural power of CBD along with plant-based ingredients like arnica, lidocaine, and menthol to penetrate and alleviate the source of your bursitis hip pain. From pain relief cream to a CBD roller with powerful lidocaine and menthol, Botanika Life has the pain-relieving products you need to return to normal life. 


We also offer our top-selling Elite Elixir which combines 1,500mg of full-spectrum CBD with hemp seed oil. Use it sublingually to receive best-in-class pain relief from hip bursitis and other aches and inflammation.


Other Pain Management Tips for Bursitis and Hip Pain

Everyone reacts differently to pain management techniques, but for many people, ice therapy can help to reduce swelling, pain, and inflammation in the hip joint. Use an ice pack on your hip - 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off- while wrapped in a cloth or towel for the first 3 days of your hip pain. 

In addition to managing your pain, preventing pain in the first place is obviously ideal. Botanika Life’s cryo ball massage roller can be used to reduce inflammation and relieve pain in your hip joints. For optimal results, add a CBD cream or tincture to your healing routine to reach the heights of pain relief. 


By Emily Wegener

With a unique background as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Masters Degree in Teaching and experience in Psychology, Emily spends much of her time researching and trying out new holistic healing modalities.