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This is likely meniscal tear since your knee hurts on bending or straightening suggesting lack of smoothness of the joint surface.
Xan be managed conservatively with knee brace, heat application and a NSAID like naproxen 500 mg twice daily.
Knee immobilization also can be tried for 2 weesk to let the menisci heal better.
Have you tried any medication yet?
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