Hi there. Why did they do surgery on your knee?
How long ago was your last surgery?
One year is typically plenty of time for a complete recovery. Where is the pain since the surgery? Inside, along the joint line? Outside? Knee cap? Back of knee?
Do you have pain at rest?
How long do the injections help you?
Have you had a recent MRI of the knee?
What did it show?
Pain management can be very helpful.
They are usually run by anesthesiologists who specialize in "numbing" things up.
One thing you can try in the meantime is a nerve-stabilizing medication.
Typically in surgery nerves are cut. When they repair they don't always heal properly.
They can remain jumpy and hypersensitive.
These medications are not narcotics. They are not addicting not do people get "immune" to them.
They were initially designed as anti-seizure meds.
We have found that they, in effect, suppress the mini-seizures in nerves that are not functioning properly.
They stabilize them and make them less jumpy.
They can take a few weeks or even months to begin to work well, but I think it would be worth asking your doctor about.
A couple examples are gabapentin and pregabalin.
The pain mgmt docs are likely to start you on one of these anyway. :-)