So now what? do I keep doing leg exercises to keep my legs strong? Only do exercises that are pain free? My job is an active one, (dog trainer, show handler) I have to get down on the floor when teaching class. When showing dogs I have to kneel and run, not long distance or full out, but it's still running. I own a Dog Day Care / Boarding Kennel and I walk around on concrete most of my day. I do some desk work and when I first get up I am stiff and sore, but it is not just my knees, its all of my lower body. (thank you *!@#!! Fibromyalgia.) I have large "knots" in my legs from muscle spasms, one of which sits right where the quads attach. I think the spasms are part of my knee problem. I get the spasms when I do hard activities or do repetitve movements. Some of the spasms can be worked loose, but others never go away. I am hoping to go thru the MRI images with the OS to see if any of the spasms are showing up on the MRI. (Scar tissue or calcifications) If I can point out a knot on my leg and then have the OS look at that area on the images maybe we will be able to see something. I don't want to damage what I have left but I also don't want to give up all the activities I love! It sounds like surgery is not a great option. It can't be "fixed" just cleaned up. Have I already done lots of damage because I delayed getting medical attention? ( that "abnormal marrow" thing has me concerned) the first bad fall that comes to my mind was in 2004, 6 years is a long time to wait to get something looked at. I don't go to the Doc just because of pain, I only go when there is something visibly wrong, like swelling, brusing, noises etc. I think my GP jumped to a wrong conclusion when I first went in, obviously just doing the exercises was NOT the right answer. Anybody have any thoughts or have similar issues? Thanks everybody this forum has been a big help.