I am 61 yrs old female, and have suffered back pains for several years, quite recently I am experiencing severe pain in the left hip and buttocks, left shoulder blade, left rib cage and pain down the left leg to toes. All in the joints, and when I rise from a sitting position, my hip seems to lock and generate a searing pain that is relieved when I twist my body into another position. I have recently been diagnosed as having venous reflux desease of the legs and scheduled to have a procedure to block the veins that are not functioning properly in my legs. I have placed this on hold as I do not believe that this is the main source of my problems, as the doctor told me that this condition will not cause most of the symptions I am experiencing. My question is, are any other sufferers experiencing these symptons and if so were you told that it was osteoarthritis. Have you had any real break through apart from the doctors prescribing medication for pain management. I am becoming so frustrated. I feel like the doctors are just making you comfortable by controlling the pain and not really getting to the source of the pain.