This CBD Cream for Pain Stops My Hand Swelling and Cramping in Its Tracks

Around the same time, I was introduced to The Feelist. I had heard plenty of friends' and strangers' stories about successfully stopping pain with CBD, but had never found a product I liked. So, when a sleek black tube of The Feelist's CBD-laden Do Not Disturb Extra Strength Body Cream waltzed into my hands, I figured I had nothing to lose.

To buy: The Feelist Do Not Disturb Extra Strength Body Cream, $78;

Packed with 500 milligrams of broad-spectrum CBD, I slathered it on. Within minutes of applying The Feelist's strongest cream, I could flex, type, and move my fingers without wanting to curl up in a ball on the couch.

Alongside the hemp-derived cannabinoids—which the brand says are anti- inflammatory, sits a slew of other helpful ingredients like shea butter, jojoba seed oil, and sunflower seed oil, which together moisturize, reduce irritation, and nourish your skin.

Now, every time I feel the slight twinge of pain starting in my hands, I apply it and have no issues. A year later, it's still working well for me and I've found more uses for it than just hand pain relief.

To buy: The Feelist Necessity Hand and Body Cream, $68;

A lot of CBD creams smell overwhelmingly of menthol, which isn't very relaxing and often makes my eyes water. Do Not Disturb has a clean formula with a calming lavender fragrance—nothing that smells overbearing or artificial. Because of the scent and tension-melting CBD, I've found this cream is even useful for my insomnia. Rubbing it into my neck and arms each night helps my muscles chill out and allows me to feel more deeply relaxed.

The Feelist also has its Necessity Hand and Body Cream, a similar formula but with half the amount of CBD (250 milligrams) for a less intense effect. And, if you really want to revel in the CBD goodness, the company even has a bath soak for the ultimate night of self-care and pain relief.

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