The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion shared that with the aging of the American population, the prevalence of doctor-diagnosed arthritis is expected to increase in the coming decades. Additionally, an “estimated 78.4 million of adults aged 18 years and older will have doctor-diagnosed arthritis, compared with the 54.4 million adults in 2013-2015.” We often hear about arthritis, but what is it? Arthritis is the injury to the joints where the natural breakdown of cartilage tissue starts to deteriorate. Once more, there are over 100 types of arthritis-related diseases. The symptoms may range from stiffness, pain and a decrease in the range of motion. Symptoms also may be mild or severe enough to limit people’s daily activities. Arthritis can cause permanent joint changes and disfiguration. “These changes may be visible, such as knobby finger joints, but often the damage can only be seen on X-ray. Some types of arthritis also affect the heart, eyes, lungs, kidneys and skin as well as the joints,” the Arthritis Foundation reported. There is no cure for the condition, but eating right could help. Here are 6 foods to help you combat arthritis.