What's the best way to cope withjoint pains-fingers, hands, wrists and knees? My doctor is making me wait tillnext year and the pain relief doesn't work

Need work-up. Having multiple joint pains should be evaluated for possible rheumatoid conditions. This kind of pain should respond to otc anti-inlammatories such as Motrin and or aleve (naproxen). If they do not help with the pain this is another reason to look for the cause of the joint pain.