A 34-year-old member asked:
Is swimming good for teens who have osgood schlatter disease and tendonitis in his or her knees?
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nadu Tuaklianswered
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Yes: Swimming is great exercise for everyone! the basic problem with osgood schlatter's is that the child is rapidly getting taller and the musculo-skeletal system is a little behind in keeping up. Non weight-bearing exercise like swimming is not going to be detrimental.
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Dr. John Dearbornanswered
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 32 years experience
Yes: Jumping exercises aggravate the condition, but swimming is safe.
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Dr. Daniel Solomonanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Great : For any teen with osgood schlatter, non impact and no jumping or running exercise is critical. Keep quad muscles strong, and stretch the quads in addition to swimming and biking.
4.9k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 15, 2013
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