12/10/2010 09:13 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Arthritis Pain: 13 Ways To Ease The Pain Naturally (PHOTOS)

When joint cartilage wears away, bone rubs against bone, causing osteoarthritis. Sound painful? It is. 

Osteoarthritis seriously impairs the quality of life for 27 million Americans. Given that osteoarthritis is so disabling, painful, and common, lots of quack "cures" are out there, from shark cartilage to copper jewelry to snake venom. 

But here are 13 natural remedies that research suggests may actually help ease arthritis pain.

13 Natural Remedies For Arthritis