What is Osgood-Schlatter disease?
Osgood-Schlatter disease is a condition that causes pain and swelling below the knee joint, where the patellar tendon attaches to the top of the shinbone (tibia), a spot called the tibial tuberosity.
What is Osgood Schlatter disease knee?
It is an inflammation of the area just below the knee where the tendon from the kneecap (patellar tendon) attaches to the shinbone (tibia). Osgood-Schlatter disease most often occurs during growth spurts, when bones, muscles, tendons, and other structures are changing rapidly.
What causes Osgood Schlatter disease?
What Causes Osgood-Schlatter Disease? Osgood-Schlatter disease happens during the growth spurt of puberty. During a child’s growth spurt, the bones, muscles, and tendons grow at different rates. In OSD, the tendon that connects the shinbone to the kneecap pulls on the growth plate at the top of the shinbone.
What is the best treatment for Osgood Schlatter disease?
Treatment options for Osgood-Schlatter disease
- R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression, elevation).
- Anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen, to reduce pain and swelling.
- Elastic wrap or a neoprene sleeve around the knee.
- Stretching, flexibility, and physical therapy exercises for the thigh and leg muscles.
How long does it take for Osgood Schlatter to go away?
Symptoms of Osgood-Schlatter disease usually go away when the child stops growing. This is about 6 to 24 months after your child starts having symptoms. Your child may need to rest or do activities that don’t cause knee pain. Your child will always have a bump even after the pain has gone away.