I have osteo arthritis in both of my knees. I am not on any medication. It's not bad enough for all of that. Actually, it only bothers me when it's cold out. Which means it is bothering me now. I asked my dr what I should do instead of taking meds. She said to walk a lot (which I do and the knees feel better the more I walk but I can't walk all the time). She also said I should do water aerobics.....however that involves getting into a bathing suit in public .

I have been taking Tylenol Athritis when it's bad and sometimes using one of those creams (Aspercreme, Icy Hot, whatever).

Short of moving to a tropical island to alleviate this problem and taking a prescription med that I don't really need, do you have any helpful advice?