Arthritis is characterized by painful swelling and inflammation in the joints. This can happen when uric acid is not excreted from the body quickly enough and is deposited in the joints of the toe, ankle, or knee. It can recrystallize, creating the same effect has having sand crystals between your joints. This damages the joint directly, causing inflammation around the joint and inflaming muscles, tendons, and cartilage.By drinking two teaspoons twice a day, or as needed, structured silver can help reduce pain and inflammation. Silver gel can also be applied topically to the joint if it is hot or red. Glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate, and essential fatty acids may also be used.