I am a runner and was restricted due to pain in my knees. Calcium and glucosimine suppliments were not effective, until I learned that Vitamin K is crucial for calcium absorption. In Japan Vitamin K is prescribed for osteoporosis. I am now able to run without pain. I take about 5 times the RDA daily of vitamin K with my calcium.
I find a quick fix for bursitis (joint pain) is white grapefruit juice. I had a coworker unable to lift his arm up without pain. I told him to get white grapefruit and drink it at lunch time. Drink as much as you can, bottle or can, cheap or name brands. After he came back from lunch the pain was gone. My mother started walking with a cane because of hip pain, I reminded her of the grapefruit juice. She took one can and the pain was gone.
Hip pain is a fast and easy fix. White grapefruit juice in can or bottle, cheap or expensive, makes no different in the results. I keep it in my cupboard at all times. A co-worker was going after work to get cortisone shots because he couldn't use his arm without pain. I told him to get a bottle of white grapefruit juice and drink it for lunch. He came back after lunch and said the pain was gone, before he returned to work.
My hips had been hurting for some months. The physical therapist told me to sit down and then stand up and notice what was happening to my knees. I looked and saw that they came together when I rose or sat. That was putting improper stress on my hip joints. He said to make a fist with my hand, place between my knees and remember to keep that distance as I sat down or stood up. It worked! An easy habit to form and I have cured my hip soreness. And maybe saved myself from hip surgery. Thanks everyone for all the help we provide each other and especially thanks to Ted and the staff at Earth Clinic.