Arthritis is a painful condition that is characterized by joint inflammation, pain and a lot of suffering. For most people rheumatoid arthritis is an irreversible condition and management through pain medication and anti-inflammatory drugs is all that remains. Turmeric is a culinary spice that has been found to contain many health benefits. It is a promising disease preventative agent since it contains a compound called Curcumin, which has anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric for arthritis pain, inflammation, and stiffness.