Patient: I have severe pain on the side of knee together with lower back pain. Worse when I stand or sit on hard surface. painkillers,heat and anti inflammatory has little effect. previously went for scan of knee-showed some RA activity but not enough to cause this pain. Dr did not follow up but send me home with anti inflammatories. pain most days on scale 1-10 =10. busy crying at the moment. must fly 2500km to get to proper medical treatment.

Symptoms: very painful knee (no swelling or heat) sometimes run down to foot. lower back pain as well