Why High Heels, Awards Shows and CBD Cream Go Hand in Hand

Last night's Golden Globe awards saw a lot of firsts. Sandra Oh was the first Asian American woman to both host the show and to receive a Best Actress award (and when she thanked her parents and her dad stood up in the crowd? I wasn't crying - you were crying!) Or when Andy Samberg wished that Jeff Bridges was his dad? Funny and nice in a way that we haven't seen in a long time. A much needed change of pace, if you ask me! 

Of course, I could go on for hours about the show (I mean, it sure lasted that long, right?) but I do have a foot-fueled point to this post. In addition to lots of touching moments, the Golden Globes (like all awards shows every year) had lots of women tottering up the stairs in high heels to receive their awards. If you consider the fact that they'd been wearing those heels since the arrival time on the red carpet, those ladies likely had some pretty sore feet...or did they? 


Cannabidiol - a High Heel Lover's Secret Weapon

Recently CBD oils and creams have made their way into the spotlight as a high-heel loving celebrity's best friend. In fact, stars like Mandy Moore and Michelle Williams have been very vocal about their love for this product, which is derived from the marijuana plant but doesn't actually deliver a high like the controlled substance does (sorry to disappoint, y'all.) This CBD oil is loved by celebs because it keeps their feet from hurting in high heels!

So, what does CBD oil deliver? While CBD has been associated with several different health benefits, the one I'm focusing on is its pain-relief properties. When applied to your feet, CBD oil has the ability to numb the pain that you'd likely feel if you spent the entire evening, in high heels, at an overly-long awards show like last night's Golden Globes. 

It's become so popular among the Hollywood crowd that The Cut just posted a blog guessing which stars were applying CBD oil last night--basing their guesses on how blissed out the stars in question appeared to be. Their top contenders for CBD use? 

1. Carol Burnett (she did look pretty peaceful, in a special kind of way.)

2. Taraji P. Henson

3. Alison Brie

4. Judy Greer

5. Sandra Oh (I mean, she was on her feet all night, poor doll! She certainly needed a little extra help!)


Trying the CBD Trend at Home

I would never recommend walking around for hours in high heels on a regular basis, but I do understand that, every so often, it's a necessity. And when that is your reality, I don't see any harm in applying a little CBD cream to your feet (apparently the Lord Jones cream is a celebrity favorite.) And here's some extra good news. If you like shopping local, as I believe we all should, Houston got its first CBD oil supplier last September (The Original American Shaman store, on State Hwy 6 and Bissonet!) So if you want to jump on the foot-numbing bandwagon, take heart in knowing you have a variety of shopping options available to you--and the approval of your very own Houston podiatrist

Dr. Andrew Schneider
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Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.
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