Ignoring arthritis will not make it go away and left untreated, it could end up restricting your mobility. The first step is to establish which type of arthritis you have. Then you should take the appropriate medications and make any necessary changes or adjustments to your lifestyle.
Some people find that a change in diet relieves their symptoms. A Mediterranean-style diet rich in oils, fruit and vegetables has been found to help, as have nuts, oily fish, broccoli, avocados and berries. Flat, comfortable shoes significantly ease the pain in knee joints and losing weight can also reduce the pressure on joints. A study by Manchester University found that salt baths reduce the painful joint inflammation in arthritis sufferers.