Not a pain, it's more of an ache.
About 30-35 years ago, I began to have a problem in one or the other or both knees. It's not a pain as we usually think of pain, like a cut or abrasion or arthritis pain. The only word I have for it is an ache. Over this time, I've talked with MDs, orthopedists, physical therapists, nurses, chiropractors. I've had MRIs, x-rays, and palpations. I've tried everything, but always, about 10 PM or so, this ache comes on and, if it were a pain, I'd put it at 8 on a scale of 1-10. Lately, I even have it as early as 4 PM. For about a year now, 1-2 hydrocodone makes the ache go away, or prevents it. Now even that doesn't help. I've kicked my leg to pop the knee, walked, bicycled, massaged, electro-stimmed, done everything I can to clear it up. Nothing I do helps it, no MD has ever heard of it before, and I haven't found anything online that remotely comes near to describing, let alone healing, this pain.
Has anyone heard of anything like this? Have any treatment suggestions?