Arthritis is a condition characterized by pain, swelling, and stiffness of the joints. It has the reputation as a disorder of the elderly, but in fact can affect people of any age. If you have arthritis, you understand how painful it can be. Some days you’ll have stiffness and aches, but flare-ups may be so agonizing that you can barely get out of bed.
There are many different types of arthritis, but two are quite a bit more common than the others. Osteoarthritis develops in joints that are overused. Repetitive stress from certain careers or sports can play a part.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which your immune system goes rogue and attacks your joints. (Seriously, what did you ever do to justify such mutiny?) Other less common forms of arthritis include gout, fibromyalgia, and psoriatic arthritis.
If you have arthritis, regardless of type, we bet you’d do just about anything to avoid triggering an attack. Thankfully, many foods can reduce arthritis-related inflammation and relieve some of that grinding, radiating, off-the-charts pain. Following are 8 great choices.