It sounds like you have a very complicated situation. Knee pain for the most part is fairly straight forward to diagnose. It seems that you have had a fairly extensive work-up without anything found that could be responsible for your discomfort. If you pain has not changed over that time, I would not suggest having your knees re-imaged. I think that a new MRI
is unlikely to show anything new, and would just be a source of frustration for you. Your pattern of pain does not fit the pattern of any particular knee injury
, nor are you likely to benefit from any surgery.
I suggest that you schedule an appointment with a pain specialist
. He or she can take a detailed history of your knee pain and perform a thorough physical exam. It is possible that you have developed a chronic pain syndrome known as neuropathic pain. Neuropathic pain is pain that you perceive, but is not do to any tissue injury that can be picked up on imaging. There are special medications that can be tried for this type of pain. These medicines are different from the classic analgesics that you have probably tried in the past. Hopefully, you can get some relief soon.