Knowing about your condition, and knowing about how to function with a condition, is a cornerstone of reducing disability. Particularly in the healthcare of physical conditions like neck pain or back pain, patient education and behavior modification is one of three key components to a strategy called 'multi-modal care' - broadly embraced as the preferred strategy.
Even if you don't have arthritis, knowing what activities and positions can make you worse, and how to plan around that, can help.
Summer time is home improvement season in North York. This terrific article on an arthritis-friendly home is well written, and has wonderful and simple strategies to benefit any home.