Dec 11, 2016 Wondering what members here do to alleviate their arthritis? I have been diagnosed with osteo not rumitoid arthritis. It centers mainly on my knuckles and the first joint down my fingers. Can be excruciating at times. I'm in construction, so constantly using my hands. I'm 52 years old, so still a ways off till I retire. My mothers hands are so arthritic that all of her fingers are bent to the side. So I know bad things are coming, lol. Just wondering if anyone has found some form of relief.