Arthritis is a buzzword you may have heard whether you are a healthcare professional or not. Most commonly, Osteoarthritis is referred to as arthritis. Furthermore, a lot of times, any joint pain related to aging is also labeled as arthritis or Osteoarthritis. As a physical therapist, I cringe when a condition is generalized without facts. The truth is, It’s not necessary to “always” have pain with arthritis, but of course, I bite my tongue (often) and just give a pretty smile. So, my aim with this post is to make people (mainly non-healthcare providers) aware of what arthritis is, and provide tips to deal with the discomfort associated with the condition.