Have had very bad & excruciating pain in one knee & an MRI has confirmed I have Arthritis plus a few other bits in the knee. My concern here is the Arthritis part of the diagnosis. Been prescribed strong pain killers as NSAID raises my BP. I also use Lidocaine Plasters while waiting to see the Knee Specialist. Any advise from other sufferers? I am trying to prepare myself for the long haul for arthritic pain. I have consciously started loosing weight even though I am not obese but pain is no better. I have improved on my already very very healthy Mediterranean diet & pain is no better. I walk walk walk - keep active but pain no better. Gosh I am worried about long term!!!