Arthritis Pain Relief

Arthritis, in general terms, is inflammation and swelling of the cartilage and lining of the joints, generally accompanied by an increase of fluid in the joints. The feet are more susceptible to arthritis than other parts of the body because each foot has 33 joints than can be afflicted. The objectives in the nonsurgical treatment of arthritis are minimizing pain, controlling inflammation, and preserving joint function. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States, but with early detection and proper care the disease can be successfully controlled. With a doctor's assistance many arthritics are able to successfully manage arthritis pain and are able to live active, comfortable lives.