I'm new here and I think I may have posted my original question wrong... I have bilateral knee condromalaysia patella... basically the cartilage has completely worn away under my knee caps and add arthritis to it as well. I'm only 37 years ins with 3 young children so the ortho suggestion of full knee replacements is not an option for me. I've done cortisone shots... joint lubricating shots... pt... etc. my doc has had me on norco 7.5 for about a year which makes the day bearable bit he has now discontinued it and I'm beside myself. I work on my feet all night and am on ny feet and crawling around with my children all day and now the pain is so intense I don't know what to do. I live in Nassau County Long Island... any help or advice is so appreciated!