... ago and the pain is still there, I did recently get a cortisone shot on both knees & it seems to help but I feel the pain coming back in my knee that I had the surgery on.I am also taking meloxicam & oxycodone for the pain. I heard something about injecting some kind of gel into your knees? I would really like to not have to take medication for the pain If I did not have the cortisone shots my knees would just be in constant pain feeling like when you walk your knee & leg want to snap off & separate from each other. ANY SUGGESTIONS? yes losing weight is one of them. I just turned 46.