I am not an expert, so my best advice would be to talk to your physician. However, I do have arthritis. My arthritis has progressed slowly, even with medication. It is my understanding, that arthritis medicines only help with the inflammation rather than slowing the disease itself. There are things that you can do to slow the progression of arthritis. Eating right, exercise, physical therapy, and anti-inflammatory medicines may help. If I were you, I'd speak with my physician about my options.