Playing hockey as a kid and a young adult has led to joint issues in my hands and wrists. It’s not easy working behind a computer when you have to use a mouse and a keyboard all day long. I have talked to my doctor about eventually getting surgery, but I’m not sure what it could do for the arthritis specifically. There’s definitely carpal tunnel in my wrist, but the arthritis in my finger joints might be beyond fixing with surgery. But even if I did get surgery, there’s really no one around here that could help me get by on a day-to-day basis. I’m single and I don’t have a family to take care of me if I can’t use one or both of my arms at the same time. That’s kind of daunting to think about, wondering what you would do in the event you had a bad injury and there’s no one around to help. Luckily there are some things that have been helping me with my joint pain over the last couple of years. While my state has legal cannabis, the country has had legal CBD since at least 2018. There were some places selling CBD under Gray law regulations in 2014, but a change in federal legislation made CBD legal in 2018. Ever since then I’ve been buying CBD oil online to use on my skin. It’s infused in this very moisturizing cream and it soaks directly into the skin wherever I’m having pain. CBD is one of the most effective painkillers I’ve found yet, even rivaling some weaker narcotic opiates.