I am sorry to hear about your symptoms. It sounds like it is significantly impacting your life. In order to provide an accurate diagnosis, a physician would need to review the full details of your medical history and also perform a detailed physical exam. Therefore, I strongly encourage you to schedule an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon
. Only after collecting this information will it be possible to make recommendations regarding possible diagnosis and treatment options.
There are many structures in the knee that can cause pain like yours. When you twisted your knee, you may have injured one of the ligaments that stabilize the joint. These include the ACL, MCL, and PCL. A twisting knee injury can also cause a tear of the meniscus, which is a piece of cartilage that cushions the joint. Damage to this occasionally requires surgery
to improve the pain. There are several bursa, or fluid filled sacs, within the knee joint that provide cushioning. Bursitis occurs when one of these bursa becomes inflamed, which can lead to joint pain
. You may have developed tendonitis in one of the tendons that controls the knee joint, which can cause pain. I strongly encourage you to see an orthopedic surgeon to discuss these concerns.