My Mom experienced AWFUL pain on one knee two years ago (around 2006). She went to different doctors and she even had therapy in one hospital, but to no avail. The pain kept on coming back. One time she couldn't even walk! And at that time we only had a squatting toilet, not a toilet seat. Can you imagine how bad it was for her?
Well, one cousin suggested that she went to a specialist in another city, so we went there and the specialist said that my Mom's joints were dry. The body had stopped producing the much-needed "oil" for the joints. He prescribed some medication and supplements for her. Since then, my Mom has been taking the combination of Glucosamine, MSM, and Chondroitin for her joints.
Since it's supplement and not real medication, it worked pretty slowly at first. For the first three months, she had to take 3 tablets daily. The pain regressed and the longer she took the tablets, the better she felt. Nowadays she only needs to take the tablet once a day and she can still walk without any pain.
Many of my Mom's friends have tried this type of supplement, especially when they're old and after their menopause. This tablet has helped many people in their old age. The price is around $30 for 300 tablets in Amazon.com. For Indonesians, these tablets are rather expensive, but the most important thing is to be able to live with as little pain as possible, don't you agree?