Anitha Rajan, a housewife in her 40s felt a piercing pain in her knee first when she bent to take a bucket full of water. Later she got bouts of pain frequently and there was swelling on her knee. She felt a stiffness too and by the time she was taken to a doctor, she was limping along holding a friend. As mentioned in the above case, Arthritis can hit a person so badly that it can affect the mobility of the patient. There are many types of arthritis ranging from osteoarthritis to rheumatoid arthritis to the arthritis that affects children. Joint pain and inflammation are some common features of arthritis that affect the adults and one must not neglect these symptoms. Sometimes, on getting up from bed in the morning, you may feel a stiffness in your knees and arms, You have to be careful and don't blame these symptoms on climate change or the heavy load that you carried a few days back. It can be a symptom of arthritis and consulting a doctor is the best way to curtail the disease in the beginning itself. Both arthritis ayurvedic treatmentand allopathic treatment address this problem and many go for Ayurvedic treatment as it is comparatively painless, with no side-effects.