Well I finally had to go to the doctor today. He gave me some meds (I am not a fan of pain meds) that may hopefully offer some relief. Also sending for x-rays and then possibly to see a surgeon. Right now I would entertain the idea of amputation if it means relief.
I'm so very sorry you're in that much pain. Have you tried acupuncture?
No. Not that I am against it but I don't think that can repair damaged parts. And I don't think we have any around here.
It can help with pain relief.