To speed your recovery, your doctor may recommend specific exercises or physical therapy to strengthen the muscles that support your knees, such as your quadriceps, hamstrings and the muscles around your hips. Sometimes physical therapy may include electrical stimulation to strengthen your muscles. In other cases, knee braces or arch supports are recommended.
When you exercise, choose activities that go easy on your knees, such as bicycling and swimming. Your physical therapist may show you how to tape your knee to reduce pain and enhance your ability to exercise.
If these measures aren't effective, surgery may be an option.
Here is the website if you'd like.. I don't know if this helps out at all, but I thought it might be worth a shot.. Do you have any appt yet with the ortho?