I am new to the forum and am hoping to get useful information and advice from fellow sufferers of OA, as the only advice i ever get from my GP is to keep taking tramadol. I am 56 and until the age of 50 i was a very fit and active individual but OA has deteriorated badly and i have had to give up work and all my sporting activities. I have it in my shoulders,neck,elbows,hips,knees and more recently hands and feet. Will be grateful to receive any good tips or advice on how best to deal with this painful condition. Cheers!