I was misdiagnosed as having arthritis for 5 years b/c I have so much joint pain. Unfortunately, for me, I have not found anything to ease the pain. A hot bath helps the most, but is quit temporary.
I had joint pain at the base of my thumb and the wrist. The little bone at the base of the thumb and inside wrist became red, warm, and it was sticking out...like it was swollen. I thought I had the start of arthritis. This went on for about six months and then slowly started getting better. There is no pain there now and it's been around five years since I had this problem. I only took ibuprofen with food.