If you have arthritis, there are a lot of false 'cures' on the market like copper bracelets, copper gloves, and herbs etc
As general rule, these remedies do not work
Arthritis can come and go periodically, or it can stay and get worse.
You can get flares where the swelling and pain are more severe.
Each time you feel pain... the arthritis is damaging the joint.
Each time the joint is damaged by arthritis, the loss cannot be recovered.
Frequently the symptoms appears in the hands. But they can appear anywhere in the body... shoulder, neck knees, etc
It is important to get medical treatment for your arthritis to prevent long term damage to joints and internal organs.
What causes arthritis? Nobody knows for sure.
What treatments are available for arthritis? First line drugs include motrin. Second line treatment can include methotrexate. Best treatment for severe arthritis can be injectables like humira.
All these medicines have side effects that can cause damage to other parts of body... so it is important to have periodic blood tests.
For example motrin can cause kidney damage and stomach problems. Stronger treatments can affect other parts of body,
I have arthritis. I discovered that chocolate causes flares. Other people find that dairy products cause flares. There is no proven link between food and arthritis that applies to everyone.
Stress is another factor that contributes to arthritis.
Fatigue and not enough rest can cause symptoms to feel worse.
Drink a lot of water.
Do aerobic exercise like swimming and stretching each day, 1 hour after taking motrin.
I suggest getting treatment from a doctor.
If a doctor is not available, then read as much as you can online and see if you can procure the proper medicine.
Arthritis can be managed with proper treatment, rest, diet and exercise. Good luck. I am still walking after having arthritis for 32 years