Knee pain is common and here is part of an extract of current discussions on evidence on treatment of one source of knee pain in the middle-aged and elderly people. The knee pain is associated with degenerative mensical lesions in the middle-aged and elderly person The confusion is related to that some people will find knee surgery beneficial and others it will only cause increased pain due to healing with scar tissues or other potential surgical complications
In the older age group research is now beginning to prove that shoulder surgery is not such a good idea as we had all originally thought and therefore people are looking for alternative forms of rehabilitation and treatment.
If you look on the NHS website you will see that they encourage gentle rehabilitation knee exercises. Sometimes the knee pain is quite severe and so here below is a case where a teacher did find the use of shockwave therapy to reduce the pain and therefore she was able to manage walking and better rehabilitation considerably helped her recovery from her knee pain