I found that eating gluten free stops osteoarthritis pain. The shooting, pin-like pains stop in the knuckles of my hands, shoulder and knees. It has been wonderful. In addition, when I walk too much, I use DMSO to stop the pain. Ice on my hips also stops the hip pain. It took about 3 weeks before the pain was gone. I am so thankful!! the gluten free diet also got rid of my 'wheat belly'!!