Honestly, I was sceptical about hemp, never having tried it before. But I was desperate. I’m only 28 but have osteoarthritis and trochanteric bursitis in both hips, and snapping hip syndrome in the left from being a dancer for many years. I’ve tried every anti inflammatory, pain killer, topical gel, patch and cream on the market. Even prescription strength anti inflammatory meds did nothing to ease my excruciating hip and pelvic pain. Then I tried these Spektra hemp patches and for the first time in more than a year I went a few days with minimal pain. It doesn’t completely alleviate the pain but instead of being at a 7-8/10 as I am almost constantly it’s a maneagble 2-3/10. I immediately ordered more, they aren’t cheap but they are worth it!