I have sharp pain "burning shard of glass" pain next to my knee cap in both knees and in my elbows. I have been checked for arthritis, and those tests came back negative. Since then it migrated from my left knee to my right elbow, then to my right knee. I have had this constantly for about five years. It does not effect the function of the joint. I was very ill with a virus about a month before the symptoms. Now the pain is less excruciating, but it is still with me constantly. Also, I am now achy all over too and tired. The only thing that helps is a very hot shower. Otherwise, I am pretty healthy and active. Any idea what this is?
I am not a doctor or a health care professional. I am just a patient, like you. What you are describing sounds a lot like Fibromyalgia to me. I have Fibro, as do many others on this site. Before I started taking medication, I would have burning pains in my feet that hurt all the time. Did not make a difference whether I was standing or sitting. It was really affecting my quality of life. I was referred to a rheumatologist who prescribed medication. I also take Tramadol for pain three times a day. I have OA and EOA, too, so somtimes it is hard to distinguish between the three types of pain. The fibro does make me feel as though I have been beaten up sometimes. Hope this helps. Sorry you are in so much pain. Don't give up. Keep searching for an answer. A rheumatologist may be able to help you.
Here are some links that you might find helpful as you deal with this:
Get Relief from Tylenol Responsibly
Introduction to Fibromylagia
Lyrica Reduces Fibromyalgia Pain in Clinical Trial
sounds like fibro to me too.