Osgood Schlatters

Osgood Schlatters is one of the most common knee problems in active children and adolescents.

As teenagers grow, the bones in the legs lengthen and place the muscles under increased tension.

Repeated contraction of the quadriceps during sports and exercise eventually irritates the bone below the knee cap causing inflammation and pain.

Symptoms

The following symptoms are associated with osgood schlatters:

  • Acute pain around the knee cap.
  • A painful bump just below the knee.
  • Tenderness when the affected area is touched or pressed.
  • Pain which is worse during or immediately after exercise.
  • There may be difficulty standing, weight bearing and walking.

Treatment

Osgood Schlatters is not serious but tends to get worse over time if left untreated.

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