Arthritis is one of the most common painful medical conditions that afflicts millions, if not billions of people worldwide. It’s largely caused by genetics, obesity, lack of exercise, poor diet, chronic inflammation and overall wear and tear on the body. Unfortunately, traditional pain medications come with many side effects and risks. And as a last resort, people turn to costly and risky surgical replacement of the entire joint. In Canada, even though it’s covered by health care, it can involve long wait times and excruciating pain.