Recent severe knee pain

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I am a 67 year old woman and was very healthy until 2 months ago.  I woke up one morning with pain on the inside of my knee joint (right leg).  I saw doctor and she sent me for X rays and dr told me I had MILD osteo arthritis. If anyone had my pain there is no way they would call it MILD.  It has deteriorated now and goes down the ball of my leg and even up my thigh at times.  The worst bit is the pain lying perfectly still in bed at nights. Its like a knife sticking into my leg.  Another problem I have is that my stomach does not tolerate strong painkillers so all I am taking is 8 paracetemol a day but I still suffer pain and my quality of life is deteriorating fast.  Can anyone identify with this. Thanks. 

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