would glucosamine be a good supplement to take since it is a joint tissue strengthener

Although the supplement is expensive, I’ve taken glucosamine and chondroitin supplements during my playing days. Can get them at the grocery store, Wal-Mart, or GNC. I couldn’t tell you if they worked. I didn’t experience noticible results, but I also didn’t experience any side effects. Do your research, talk with a physician, then decide (and let us know how it goes).