Homeopathic remedies are effective in treatment of arthritis. Do not stop your prescription medications without consulting your physician. Most alternative medications can be used in conjunction with, and not in place of, prescription medications. They can help to reduce the side effects associated with conventional treatment and may even help to completely stop the conventional medicines. If the homeopathic remedies do not seem to be alleviating your pain and other problems consult your physician. Homeopathic remedies for treatment of arthritis are generally safe and have minimal side effects.