Oh, agree, it's no fun getting old. I used to have many aches and pains also, but found relief when eating low carb. As an experiment you might try avoiding wheat for a few weeks to see if you feel better. Have been reading many testimonials of late about others eating gluten free and finding relief from chronic pain.
For example recall seeing this:
Part of the article:
Wheat Belly Blog reader, David, tells his wonderful success story of rapid weight loss and freedom from food cravings and body aches:
I started the diet about 2 weeks ago. I have lost 14 pounds so far (I started at 285).
Amazingly, I have lived with constant pain and numbness in my body, often down to the bones, for maybe about 5 years. I often described it to doctors as the same feeling you get with the flu, an aching weakness. Albeit without the symptoms of a fever, etc. They would smile and mumble something about ibuprofen or other pain killers and move on.
So, after reading the Wheat Belly book, it hit me with a ton of bricks, and it hurt. But it was a good pain. Anyway, I had always tried different diets, and often saw the best results with Atkins. But I would always eat some of the “low-carb” wraps or things like that on the diet… Ingredient number 3? Wheat flour. I would still be in pain though throughout the Atkins diet. Now, don’t get me wrong, I would lose some weight, but the cravings for carbs would never go away, so it was a constant temptation to get off and splurge… It would always be justified ‘just this once’, which turned into ‘just this weekend’, which eventually turned into, ‘I already screwed up, pass the Little Debbie’s snack cakes!’....