I second the glucosamine! Here's the story, My brother's friends, Dick and Susie, told David, my bro, to try this stuff. "It really help with the aches and pains!", they said. David, being a carpenter, had aching hands. He tried it. Three months later, his hands (and his bad knees) had stopped hurting. So he gave me, his older sis, a call. "Ya gotta try this stuff! I'm sending you a $20, so you can try it." I tried it. My thumbs still hurt, but not a tenth as much. My shoulders no longer hurt at all. I'm calling it a success. It took about 6 weeks to notice the effect, so if you try it, get a 2 or 3 month supply. Puritan's Pride usually can beat even Walmart's prices. - Granny ps. Hi there, X!