as a 14 year sufferer I have now stopped medications with the help of medics and specialist physio, occupational therapist and g.p. Too many side affects, very little relief from drugs. I was introduced to Hydrotherapy some years ago and I have found it the best for relieving sore muscles and pumping some energy back without much effort. if you can,t access hydro in your area then get someone to take you to a local Jacuzzi and just soak in it for a while. My physio gives me acupuncture on my knees hands and buttocks to relieve OA pain. I,ve supports for my hands like gloves and supports for my knees just like elastic bands-they trap tender nerve ends without damage and relieve pain, ensure you buy these from a proper qualified person so that they fit well.