It’s not strictly a food, but alcohol is one of the worst things you can consume with joint pain. Now, one or two drinks every once in awhile may not bother you much, but regular excess consumption significantly raises your risk of developing gout. Gout is a form of arthritis in which hard crystals form in the joints, and it is really painful!
Alcohol is also quite dehydrating and causes inflammation in the body. If you are taking arthritis medications, be aware that alcohol may not mix safely with them. While you are recovering from an injury or having an arthritis flare-up, even a couple of drinks may cause joint pain – once you sober up, of course.