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Viable long-term solutiion for Knee Pain?

I have had knee pain in both my knees since I was 13 years old. It started off as cartilage wearing out. In 2015 I revisited the doctor after 7 years with knee pain once again. My PCP said I had a Patella Tracking Disorder. Fast forward to 2016 and I had an MRI done that revealed a Level One ACL injury along with cartilage damage as well as Tendonitis and Bursitis. I went through Physical Therapy and my pain was very minimal (have always had slight knee pain) for about two months before I started having the problems again. Turns out I have Tendonitis again, but no one can answer why I keep getting it(I am not an athlete I am 21 years old and I work in a retail store in Customer Service) and what else I can do besides Physical Therapy to stop these issues. My recent visit was to an Orthopedic who seemed to ignore everything else I have had and just focused on what I have now which frustrates me, because I don't have the money to keep paying for Physical Therapy since I was out of work for three months the first time and it only helps for a short period. It seems like no one will listen to me when I ve taken Steroid Pills, had an injection done to lower swelling, as well as the Physical Therapy and none of it has worked long term. What can I do if no one is listening to me that nothing is truly working for me long term? It seems as if I am in a continuous cycle and I'm the only one who truly understands how much pain I am in. I can bearly put weight on my right leg and sometimes it feels like my leg is going to give out and I've fallen twice.
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