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A 22-year-old female asked:

can i still have osgood schlatter's disease without swelling or a bump between your knee and shin?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 17 years experience
Yes: You may just have tenderness over the area between your knee cap and your shin depending on how early or severe it is. Sometimes an x-ray film can help in diagnosing Osgood-Schlatter's disease but most of the time a physician experienced in diagnosis of this condition can make the diagnosis based on history and a focused physical exam.
Dr. Richard Blake
Podiatry 45 years experience
Osgood Schlatter's: You are too old for Osgoods Schlatter's disease. This injury occurs at the apophysis on the tibia tubercle. The patellar tendon attaches there, so you most likely have patellar tendinitis, aka jumper's knee. Icing, stretching of the quadriceps, knee sleeves, and reducing impact landing for a while can allow it to calm down. Dr Rich Blake
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Knee pain: Yes. There usually is tenderness where the patella tendon attaches.

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