Is your knee pain actually coming from a problem with your back and not your knee?
A recent article on Sea Coast Online resonated with me. It pointed out that if you have a knee problem the most important thing is finding the source of the pain and could this pain be coming from your lower back.
Lower back pain can send referred pain down the front of your thigh to your knee as can sacroiliac pain, so it can be a bit confusing. Knee pain that does not respond to conservative treatment then it should be looked at further.
In the article it talks about someone who had knee surgery to clean out some wear and tear from arthritis but the surgery only made matters worse so she went for a second opinion and it turned out it was coming from her low back.
Getting the right diagnosis or a second opinion before any surgery is something you should do as most people over the age of 40 have some wear and tear or arthritis in their knees.