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Extreme Knee Pain

I have had extreme knee pain (to the point where I can now barely walk as it is), and I don't know what the problem is.

In March 2008, I had an operation to help remove a torn miniscus, and the pain went away after physical therapy.  Now it's back (been back for about 5 months), and in BOTH knees now, rather than just one.  Went back to the same doctor that did the operation, and he gave me some anti-inflammatories that worked for a week then quit working.  I've been in and out of doctors for the last few weeks, and I need to know what would be the best path for me to take.  I've tried over the counter medicine, and that hasn't worked.  

I really would love advice, because limping across a college campus isn't exactly fun.

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Thank you very much for your input!  I've scheduled an appointment for tomorrow for x-rays, and hopefully some stronger anti- inflammatories.  
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Hi,
     Thanks for writing in. The most common complication after meniscectomy is arthritis. Also it could be a torn meniscus again. Treatment of arthritis consists of anti inflammatories, activity modification, rest, ice packs, stretching exercises, cortisone injections etc.
I would suggest that you get an x-ray done and visit a orthopaedician for confirmation of diagnosis and further assistance in treatment.
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