These are sobering statistics, and help remind us of how many of us may eventually suffer from joint pain and degradation. Though we have a number of pain-relieving drugs, these are poor long-term solutions. Over a period of several years, some patients “get used” to them and no longer enjoy as much pain relief. Some pills can also increase risk of gastrointestinal bleeding.
Fortunately, a number of foods contain natural anti-inflammatory properties that can help alleviate the pain of arthritis. Here are seven with promising research behind them.