I went to PT for a few months. Got in with a fantastic chiropractor, and, as the story goes, have run well over 6 miles, multiple times with very little knee pain until now.
So, in an attempt to again fight nature and heal these knees, I've gone another alternate route. Because, apparently, they don't give 30 year olds knee replacements. And I don't believe in pain meds. SO, this time I got poked.
Yea baby! Acupuncture! My awesome chiropractor, who made it possible to run a marathon, and a half while pregnant, is recently certified in acupuncture. He swore it would alleviate the swelling in my knees and boy was he right. After two treatments I was back in business! I know my knees will always be a pain. Especially as I start to train for next year's Ultramarathon. But at least I know how to make them feel better, without drugs!