Just as a heads up, I am fully aware of the policy about asking for medical advice on this website and I am not asking for medical advice right now (at least I hope not). What I am trying to find out is what type of doctor to see. I'm not asking anyone to tell me how to solve my problem or what treatments to use. I am young (27) and in pretty good shape, work out 3-4x/week and have been having awful knee pain for months. I have tried taking glucosamine supplements with no relief. I work nights so I am not on my feet as much as when I worked day shift so that's not a factor. All I want to know is if someone can tell me which type of specialty doc I should see-orthopedics? rheumatologist? general practitioner? with my insurance I don't need a referral so I can go straight to a specialist, but I don't want to waste my time and money doctor hopping till I get to the right type. Again, I am not asking for advice on what to do, just what type of doctor would be best.