I need help finding the best knee doctor in my insurance plan. I started running the year I was turning 50 and was surprised to find out I loved it. I trained with the YMCA for the Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10K. Running helped me quit smoking, eat much healthier and tone my entire body. No matter what the weather, I really looked forward to my run. Breathing issues knocked me out during and after the 10K. And when I thought I had the breathing under control (mold allergy), my knee became very painful. I had orthoscopic surgery where my surgeon shaved down the meniscus. He told me it was worse than he thought and went in on both sides of my knee. I'm not even sure if there's any meniscus left. After three weeks I still had more pain than before surgery and was told I wasn't doing enough, three weeks later I was told I was doing too much (or vice versa) and three weeks after that was told I had arthritis (it was never even mentioned before) and I had to live with it until it was too painful to control with over the counter meds, then I could come back for knee replacement surgery. My primary physician feels running is too damaging so he hasn't been supportive in this area. I walk most days from 1 to 3 hours at a brisk pace and sometimes come home with a very swollen knee. Going downstairs is now painful so I need to go back to the orthopedic surgeon but I don't feel my current surgeon will be too helpful. Can anyone recommend a doctor/surgeon that will do their best to get me running again if its a possibility? I'd appreciate any help as I feel helpless with my current surgeon.