I am a 21 year old female with no previous injury history. About a year ago I started running more than usual and developed pain on the outer side of my knee. I stopped running immediately and let it rest but the pain persisted and began to hurt even when doing normal activities like walking or even sitting. I went to a physio therapist who gave me some glut strengthening exercises but nothing helped (diagnosed with IT band syndrome). I then got pain in my right knee as well, but this has since stopped.
Over the past six months I have tried many things - acupuncture, cupping, massage, anti-inflammatories, all sorts of exercises, cortisone injections - but nothing has helped. It generally gets worse when I walk, but hurts just as often when I am just sitting.
About one month ago I was diagnosed with a mild scoliosis which my therapist thought could be the root of my knee problems. I have since gone overseas to study abroad for a semester, trying to cope with the pain myself. It's still causing me a lot of pain and I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on it, or if anyone has had anything similar - all suggestions welcomed - just want to be able to live an active life again