If you or anyone you know is experiencing struggles due to arthritis, you need to know some facts about treating the condition. Stay away from cigarette smoke, and quit if you are already smoking. Nicotine slows blood flow and can reduce inflammation short term.
In the long-term though, your joints can also suffer long-term damage from a decreased flow of blood. Consider getting into the ancient art of yoga for a rewarding pastime. Research has shown that practicing yoga can ease arthritic pain.