landsurfer wrote:My GP, a cyclist, said, " Your knees are 60 years old, what do you expect, take drugs ", does not fill me with hope for the next 20 years.
I Want My Knees Fixed !
Complicated things, knees. And GPs are not necessarily very well up on them.
I was having bad pain in my right knee, off to the GP, who said painkillers. I said that was the Wrong Answer, and he wondered if I'd like a physio referral? It turned out I would like a physio referral, and at my appointment it didn't take the physio long to work out the inside muscle supporting my left knee cap was a little weak, causing the knee cap to mis-track. Do the following exercises and it should get better... I did, and it did. An X-ray confirmed sone arthritis, but by making sure the muscles are balanced and in good order (it so happens cycling helps!) everything has got much, much better.
So while your problem may well be different to mine, check out the physio option because they know how knees work. I wouldn't be entirely surprised if bike fitters don't.