Read this if your toes hurt

Aasmund Ryningen
2 min readAug 19, 2020


Have you ever bent a toe upwards?

Or do the balls of your feet and toes feel like someone has dropped a brick on them?

If not, this is how a lot of people who deal with rheumatoid arthritis have to deal with. It feels like someone is literally trying to pull off your toes. Awful. Horrible. And it only gets worse and worse.

Imagine having to take care of your family when you’re in such a state.

You work a lousy corporate job, you come home, have to take care of the kids and give your spouse some quality time, before a new day begins. Where is the joy? Where is the happiness? Where is the incentive to get up in the morning if life kicks you in the butt all the time?

Then you go to your doctor.

Your doctor cannot properly diagnose your problem and mentions something about stress and how you perhaps should put away your phone, then refers you to a ‘specialist’ of some sort. That specialist isn’t able to diagnose you either, but one of his colleagues might take a look at you. So you get referred to yet another person. Finally they diagnose you with burnout or some other kind of diagnosis that doesn’t fit your situation at all. You get prescribed some drugs that you know won’t work, because they’re for the wrong disease. But, you have to do it. Doctor’s orders.

So you take the drugs. Spend a lot of money on them.

But it doesn’t work. Nothing works. The pain in your toes has now reached new levels. It’s almost boiling down there. Like your toes are swelling up.

So you need to go see your doctor again. Once again, he doesn’t find anything wrong with you, but he’s happy to refer you to another specialist that he didn’t tell you about the last time.

So you go there.

And you get your correct diagnosis.

All good so far, or maybe not?

Because guess what.

Those medications that he’s prescribed for you don’t work either. All you know is that you have to get a note from your doctor, then go to a drug store and get this drug with an extremely complicated name. And, it doesn’t work.

The typical story.

How many times haven’t you heard that before?

How many times have you heard before that someone tried CBD oil and it really didn’t work?

I haven’t, that’s for sure.

Which is why I’ll just tell you this once:

Try CBD oil.