I am writing this out of concern for my husband -- and his knee pain does affect all of us (we have 2 small children). He already had painful arthritis in his knees due to sports injuries, but really damaged them on a job back in 1999. The worker's comp settlement he got was surgery on one knee to do something with the meniscus, and a few thousand dollars which we lived on for a few months. Now he is in pain all of the time and does his own freelance painting business, which is painful for his knees. I don't know what to do -- he says OTC meds do nothing for him, neither does Relefon (Flexeril). I think he should get hydrocodone/tylenol AND I think he should be eligible for disability, but he was declared only 25% disabled by the dr's. (The dr. that he chose declared him 50% disabled in that leg, then the company dr. decalred him 0% disabled, so there's the average.) I can't stand his bad moods because of the pain! He is only 41 so nowhere near retirement. We live in Pennsylvania, his knee injury took place at an employer in NJ. I would appreciate any advice.