Arthritis is an inflammatory disorder.  It causes stiffness, swelling, joint pain, and limited movement.  There are some lifestyle changes you can make that will make a difference.  Weight loss, rest, exercise, lowering stress levels and physical therapy can make a difference.  Eating walnuts, flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, salmon and tuna.  The spice turmeric contains an anti-inflammatory agent that tends to also help.  Arthritis cannot be cured but can be managed with medicine and diet.  Talk with your Loveland Family Practice doctor about what can be done for you.