Jan 19 was my first step in pursuit of this idea. I visited an orthopedic medicine group to get an assessment of the sharp pains in my knees. They performed x-rays and diagnosed my knees as “runners knee” and prescribed physical therapy. I didn’t like the vibe with this group – too impersonal. Immediately asked friends for a referral to another provider. UPDATE: The 2nd opinion was not that I had runners-knee but rather instability in my patella.