There is no known cure for arthritis. In fact, most treatments for arthritis are aimed at early recognition and prevention. Genetics can increase your likelihood for developing arthritis, as can a strong family history of the disease. Women are also more prone to arthritis than men.
You may try to prevent arthritis and still develop the disease. However, you can take actions to reduce your risk:
Maintain a healthy weight. This can help to fight off OA.
Don’t smoke, or quit smoking. This may reduce your chance of developing RA.
Try to avoid injury when playing sports or participating in recreational activities.
If your job requires a lot of pushing, pulling, or lifting of heavy objects, take precautions to avoid injury to your joints.
If your job calls for a lot of typing, practice good posture. If necessary, get a special keyboard, wrist cushion, or pad.