Try taking 2 capsules of Avena Sativa (Oatstraw) 3 times a day for your pain. About 30 years ago I had very bad pain in my hands, hips, and back. I went to every orthapedic in my area only to be given prescription drugs which I refused to take. (I had a 6 month old infant that I was breastfeeding and I did not want to give him any harmful substances.) I finally went to a friend who was an herbalist. He asked me if I would pay him $15.00 for 3 items to help me and if I didn't recover within 3 weeks he would give me my money back. I was impressed. Oatstraw/Avena Sativa was the main herb that I was given. 3 days later I had no pain, 3 weeks later I had full use of my hands, hips, and back. I still use the avena sativa on a regular basis to this day with great results. If you can find it in a tea, make yourself a tea and drink it daily. It doesn't taste bad. You can also make an infused oil from the tea or herb by placing the dried herb in a 16 oz. jar and pouring hot oil over it. Let it set for a minimum of one month before using. It is best to make two jars at a time so one will continue to get stronger the longer it sets. I made infused oils that set for a minimun of one year to get the strength that I want. Good luck.