Each kind of arthritis is treated differently, but there are some common treatment choices. Proper rest, exercise, eating a healthy, well-balanced diet, and learning the right way to use and protect your joints are key to living with any kind of arthritis.
There are also a variety of medicines that can help with the pain and swelling of arthritis. Acetaminophen can be used to ease arthritis pain. Some NSAIDS, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen and naproxen, are sold over the counter, while others require a prescription.
Daily exercise, such as walking or swimming, can help keep joints moving, reduce pain, and strengthen the muscles around your joints.