@Lindylee Oh, you are so sweet! I was taking a much larger dose of the turmeric, but I started having side effects from it and had to cut back to a lower dose. It's very possible that it is helping. I haven't stopped it completely. @beachy, God is teaching me patience and it is such a hard lesson to learn! I can relate to your hip bursitis. I've got that, too. I had a cortisone shot and it helped for about a week, that's all. @Cementless, I had birth defects which allowed my kneecaps to wobble in and out of their tracks and they wore way down. They were removed in 1991 and 1993. It has left me weaker than a person with kneecaps, but I can do pretty much everything I want to do.