I have had acute pain in my right knee for several years, which has only been getting worse over time. I had mostly ignored it, or tried to compensate for it by using a spacer on the bottom of my right cycling shoe. Treatment had been put off for so long because I thought it was a minor issue, and I didn't want to spend money on fixing it. I had bigger things to worry about. I was focused on getting faster on my bike and stronger at the core barbell lifts. I wanted my money to go into investments, not some expensive treatment plan.