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  1. Hello,knee pain felt in front of the joint can be due to torn ligaments and tendon..have you gone through xray osteoarthritis is also a cause of pain and swelling in knee joint it occurs due to decrease in fluid in the joint..for pain relief you should take heat therapy two to three times daily,do quadriceps strengthening exercises,avoid low sitting and use of Indian toilets
  2. Knee cap provides support/stability to the joint.if its giving you a relief means most probably its a ligament or tendon pathology which needs examinations and the treatment depends upon the exact diagnosis.if the pain is in degerative age group (40+) without any history of injury then there is high chances of osteoarthritis where physiotherapy and orthopaedic consultation is must.