None of the standard approaches ranging from painkillers, surgery, braces, inserts, massage, swimming, thermal baths etc. will restore the fundamental symmetry and structural alignment required for smooth, pain free movement.
Once postural deviations have developed, what is needed is to take part in a comprehensive Structural Realignment Program that will restore the proper balance and function to the postural muscles (the hardware) as well as retrain the brain to store and enact proper postural patterns (the software).
Practically all postural deviations can be corrected with the proper excercises, performed in the proper positions, in the proper sequence. So for the great majority the damage and discomfort of grinding joints is completely reversible.