So i have had knee pain all my life in spurts here and there> i had a micro done 11-13-08. My knees have been killing me checked for gout and ra screening both negative. My doc wants to refer me to a roomatolagist and says i probably suffer from sciatic arthritis. My knees will be fine one day the next day a level 8-9 pain next perfectly fine. I think my pain tolerance has gone down since the surgery that or i just hurt more now. Atleast i have a few things as causing factors eliminated but i cannt aford to go to another specalist to have them sasy youll be fine just deal with it. At the same time i cannt aford to keep dealing with the pain and ignoring it. Im sure we have all been at this turning point or cross road. So info on sciatic arthritis would be apreciated or any sugestions as a direction to go thanks.