I was diagnosed with OA of the ACJ in my shoulder last year. I had put up with it cracking and snapping for over a year until the pain started waking me up, and off to the Dr I went. I also have a knee cap which likes to displace at times. My mother suffered with bad knees for decades but refused to have them replaced, so it is hereditary. At only 48 at the time of diagnosis and confirmation of my fears, I’ve felt so down, I wasn’t ready and on top of my depression I already have, I actually hate taking any meds I am prescribed. But if I don’t during a bad flare up I get very little sleep. I have started taking COD liver oil tablets and invested in a tens machine which seems to help. I wear a walking belt now with my dogs, but if I have to reel them closer then it irritates it, so the joy of taking my dogs out is now marred. At moment it doesn’t interfere with work, but after a medical they have now put a watch notice on file. (I am a school crossing Patrol Officer). Anyway hello and any tips you can give me, are most welcome.