Re: a cure of hope
hi suz and welcome to the family,
i find topical creams work best. a few of my favorites are, biofreeze, noxicare, sombra, and painatrate. those you can get online. not all are cheap but reasonable. there is a scripted med for rheumatioid arthritis called voltaren jel. i use it on my hands, elbows, shoulder joint, knees and ankles. for me that stuff is magic. i can wear my stilletto heels if i use my voltaren and a few others first, giggle. can't dance, but they sure look cute!
when faced with something you cannot control peace lies in self education and adaptation to the situation.