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Right knee pain,swelling. X-rays done. Less meniscus in knee. Butterfly shaped vertebra. Leg gets numb. Medicament? treatment?

I've been suffering from knee pain in the right leg for many months. Any exertion leads to pain and swelling in the knee, especially when I climb the stairs. It also makes a clicking sound when bent at a certain angle.
I consulted a doctor and he asked me to get some X-rays done. Later on he told me that I have less meniscus in my knee and that could be congenital. I also have had cervical problem from few years because of which my right hand is weak. I got cervical region X-rayed too and those showed that I have a butterfly shaped vertebra which may be its cause. My Uric Acid test came out to be normal though.
I didn't have much problem before but it's worse now. My leg gets numb whenever I bend my knee, so I am unable to bend it for more than five minutes. It aches most of the time.
What could I do to relieve myself from the pain and numbness?
Asked On : Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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congenital deficient meniscus means development of knee arthritis as the meniscus prevents rubbing of articular or joint surface and deficiency here gradually leads to osteoarthritis in long run.
You should take glucosamine tabs 500 mg twice daily for several months to prevent further deterioration and to halt progress of arthritis
As you are having acute pain, you may need ibuprofen 400mg thrice daily after meals for 7 days,give hot fomentation and rub volini gel on the knee,neck
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