I thought a quick update was in order since it could relate to others.....
So I switched docs in June and went through the whole saga... The new Dr suggested we try a 2nd round of orthovisc and also included a cortisone injection under the patella, there are 3 injections, one each week for orthovisc. On the day of the 2nd injection I met with the Dr.s PA. I explained again about how I was still having pain radiating from the glutes and trocanter area. This time, she took the extra time to investigate this more thoroughly The first dr discounted this and said it was back pain or knee referral pain, the second felt it was also referral from Knee pain). She was able to determine that I had a very inflamed bursa sac just below the Trocanter, she injected the sac with lidocaine and cortisone, within 5 minutes I had an 80% reduction in knee pain..... So sometimes there is a magic bullet
So although no one seems to know why this is, its been about a month since the injection and i continue to have the same relief although I do have some increased hip area pain but its manageable. A week after the injection I hiked 6 miles with a 1200' gain and started biking, last week I mtn biked single track for 10 miles with a 1100' of climbing. Other than sore muscles, I am good. I also started PT again and have been soley focused on hip rehab.
We'll see where this all leads to but in the meantime, I am enjoying a fairly pain-free existence able to ride and hike, and even sleep.
Edited by Finndog - 7/15/15 at 7:12am