Siouxi Hi and welcome to HW,
I'am so sorry that your father is having to suffer with this.I will try to help the best I can.
You did'nt say if your father was seeing a Rheumatolagist or not.I noticed the only med he is taking is Morphine and from what I read that's all.Is your father seeing a pain doctor?
I would if he is not to get an appointment with a Rheumatolagist and if he is not seeing a pain doc right now I recommend he does because there is so much they can offer your father to get his pain better under controll.
There are some meds that could help him as well.I have crohns>RA>OA>AS>and I have Sjerens syndrom so I understand where your father is and I understand his pain.
This is what I'am taking for my OA>Sulfazine 500mg I take three three times aday.I'm as well on Plaqunile and I'am on Humira.There are other meds like Embrel Remicade and then there is Humira as well.
With Humira you take a shot every other week some are taking it every week but rule of thumb is every other week.Then there is Embrel and unlike the HUmira you take a shot once a week.Now for Remicade it is an infusion and it has to be taken at a clinic or a hospital and it useraly takes about
two housers depending on the person.
I would like to surgessest that he may want to buy a knee brace this has helped me, it helps keep my left knee from poping out of socket.I'am having a knee replacment in a month.
There is a stimalater on the market but his doctor will have to prescribe him one.It is electerol current and you have pads that you can use several times and you place them on the knee or where ever he needs them and you have different setting and it does run off of batterys and it is the size of a beeper.
I do hope this works and I hope that your father get's some relief from the pain.I would like to say I know how hard it is to watch some one you love suffer from arthritis because my dad has oA and RA so I have to watch him be in pain and he watches me be in pain.
Please do continue to post and please let me know how your dad is doing.