Diet Plan for Arthritis

What Is Arthritis?

Arthritis means inflammation of the joint (“arth” is joint and “itis” means inflammation). When people hear arthritis they usually think only of osteoarthritis, the kind that typically happens as you age.

There are over 100 different types of arthritis that can strike anybody from babies to older adults. While arthritis does commonly attack the joints, different types also cause musculoskeletal pain. Arthritis affects more than 180 million people in India.



Joint pain, stiffness, limited range of motion, and swelling are the most common symptoms of arthritis.


Rising obesity, caused by lack of physical exercise ,poor dietary choices, smoking and sedentary lifestyle are the main reasons behind the rise in arthritic incidents.

Being overweight can lead to pressure on joints causing regular joint pains and increasing inflammation in the body.


  • Osteoarthritis (OA) is by far the most common type of arthritis. It can damage almost any joint but mainly occurs in the hands, spine, hips and knees. Although the prevalence of OA tends to increase with age, it’s not an inevitable part of growing older. You can help prevent joint problems by staying active, maintaining a healthy weight and limiting foods that stoke inflammation like red meat, highly processed foods and sugar.
  • Autoimmune Inflammatory Arthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most common form of autoimmune inflammatory arthritis,where your immune system attacks your body joints like in the hand and feet.
  • Infectious Arthritis : A bacterial, viral or fungal infection triggers infectious arthritis. It usually starts when an infection from another part of the body travels to a joint, usually the knee.
  • Metabolic Arthritis : Commonly known as gout — results from a buildup in joints of painful uric acid crystals. These are a byproduct of the breakdown of purines — substances normally found in human cells and many foods, especially red meat, organ meats, some seafoods and alcohol. Normally the body gets rid of excess uric acid, but when it doesn’t, it can accumulate in joints, causing sudden and intense bouts of pain, especially the big toe. Patients are advised to adopt a mostly plant-based, low-purine diet, rich in fruit, vegetables, whole grains, olive oil and low-purine fish.
  • Management : For all type of arthritis , a nutrient rich anti-inflammatory diet can help in weight loss and also reduce pains and swelling in joints. The management of arthritis includes a healthy lifestyle ,regular exercise, restful sleep, healthy food choices and less stress. We need to understand the fact that each body has unique nutritional requirements. Thus, a single diet plan cannot prove to be effective for all body types.

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