If the pain of your arthritis has you on pins and needles, consider acupuncture treatments.
Acupuncture is a technique where very thin needles are inserted into specific points close to the skin that correspond, in Chinese medicine, to various workings of the body. Dr. Brian Berman of the University of Maryland's School of Medicine found that acupuncture may be helpful as a complementary treatment for patients whose arthritis pain hasn't responded to other therapies.
Before you try acupuncture, The Arthritis Foundation recommends you talk to your doctor. Other tips from the foundation: