The best way to prevent infectious arthritis varies depending on the type of infection:
Staphylococcal arthritis - If you have a staphylococcal infection, antibiotics can be used to prevent this type of arthritis. However, for many people, joint pain and swelling are the first signs of the infection.
Gonococcal arthritis - You can prevent this type of arthritis by preventing gonorrhea. Practice safe sex or don't have sex.
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Source: ADAM Encyclopedia
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