I have an arthritic knee after an RTA 20 odd years ago. Last night I stood up to go out to see to my horse and it felt like red hot needles were being pushed through my knee!! I have never had pain like it! I could not put any weight on it and was stranded - had to resort to shuffling about on my bum!! I could not put horse or chickens to bed or walk my dogs. My husband was home so he could do it but had to ask what to do!! Just shows who always does the animal looking after here!! My choice of course. All night I lay not sleeping. My thoughts were................I will lose my job, I will have to sell my horse, the chickens and ducks will have to go. I will never be able to walk the dogs - even in our field. I was so upset it was not just the pain that kept me awake. Thankfully I had an appointment with my doc at 8.30 this morning - he has injected into the knee with local anaesthetic and steroid and I now also have crutches!! I have had these jabs before and they have worked so I am crossing my fingers. I have taken the day off work and my husband is insisting I rest. You know how hard that is with animal chores to do!! I have resisted limping outside but I hate it. wish me luck!!!