Hello. I also have joint pains. Pain killers don't really help. I recently had a corto steroid injection in my knee and it feels great!! No pain for 5 weeks. The shot hurt a bit, and it hurts worse for 12 hours or so. But the next day was amazing. Have had them in my lower back, and the first 2 worked for a few weeks, and after that they didn't help. But so far so good with the knee. Good luck.