I am re-posting this because I never got an answer from a forum doctor. Almost four months after knee arthroscopy surgery for a torn meniscus, I am still experiencing massive swelling and pain after any type of activity or exercise. My doctor does no exam, no tests, brushes me off with "you will just have to be patient, it will get better". On at least three occasions, I have been in tears in his office and asking what to do about it. This pain is surely not normal. I went to another doctor last week who sent in his PA to tell me that they "don't like to tread on another doctor's territory" and won't see me again, but the PA prescribed Prednisone 6 day dosage that seemed to give me some comfort while I was taking it. The day after I completed the dosage, the pain and swelling returned. When I'm active all day, the swelling extends to my foot and ankle. No one will see me without a referral because a local, well respected doctor operated on me. What am I to do? I am so frustrated after four months of extreme pain. I've turned into a big crybaby and that is not me! There is no joy left in my life.