Anyhow, shortly after this diagnosis, we met an MD at an alternative health symposium who practiced what is called Prolotherapy (link below). It sounded almost to good to be true. As we Googled it on the net, we found a lot of testimonials to it's effectiveness, among them former US Surgeon General Dr. Everett Koop http://www.prolotherapyaz.com/dr_koop.htm
So two weeks ago, we went to the office of this MD, and my wife got 10 shots in the ligaments and cartilage of both feet. This stuff works!! She has almost no pain now and is walking with no pain. She is off all painkillers. Amazing. The Doc said it may take 3 or 4 treatments to totally fix it, but it's incredible how much it improved after only one.
This therapy works for all types of body joint pains involving cartilage and ligaments: Knees, back, hips, hands etc.
Anyhow, for all you aging dudes and dudettes you may want to check this out before letting a surgeon in with a knife.
To EBW--(And by the by, EBW this MD was the one who cured his own LYME disease through use of Rife Technology, although because of laws in the US he CAN'T use Rife Tech in his practice.)