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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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How to cure osgood schlatter disease?

How to cure osgood schlatter disease?

No cure: Os is a developmental bone condition that goes away by itself. Occasionally physical therapy, casting, surgery or medications are necessary. See your doctor for advice to minimize the problem. ...Read more

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Osgood Schlatter Disease (Definition)

Osgood-schlatter is a condition involving a portion of the tibial growth plate at the insertion of the patellar tendon. It is associated with tight quadriceps (especially the rectus femoris). There can be a painful fragmentation that occurs at this area. The best treatment is stretching, nsaids and rice. It resolves when ...Read more


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What are the real symptoms of osgood schlatter disease?

Knee pain & swelling: Osgood-schlatter is most commonly found in active adolescents. It is caused by the repeated overuse of the knee before the area has finished growing. The main symptoms include: a painful swelling or tenderness over a bump on the lower leg bone (shinbone) in one or both legs and leg or knee pain exacerbated by activities like running, jumping or climbing the stairs. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get osgood schlatter disease?

Depends: Males get osgood-shlatter's three to seven times more frequently than females. The incidence among athletes is ~ 21%, among non-athletes is ~4%. ...Read more

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Will osgood schlatter disease last your whole life?

Will osgood schlatter disease last your whole life?

No: It occurs when you are growing due to inflammation and stress at a growth plate on the insertion of the patellar tendon. ...Read more

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After 3 years I am still suffering from osgood-schlatter disease at age 18?

Let see what could: Be done , no osgood schlatter disease at age 18, this the residual of it , see orthopedic surgeon to advice what could be done. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: osgood schlatter disease?

What is the definition or description of: osgood schlatter disease?

Osgood Schlatter: Osgood-schlatter is a condition involving a portion of the tibial growth plate at the insertion of the patellar tendon. It is associated with tight quadriceps (especially the rectus femoris). There can be a painful fragmentation that occurs at this area. The best treatment is stretching, nsaids and rice. It resolves when the growth plates close. ...Read more

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Osgood schlatter disease. What is it?

Osgood schlatter disease. What is it?

Overuse injury: Osgood sclatters disease is a repetative overuse injury, caused by the pull of tight muscles during periods of rapid bone growth. ...Read more

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What exercises good with osgood schlatter disease?

What exercises good with osgood schlatter disease?

Strenghten legs: Osgood shlatter's is typically an inflammation to the growth plate at the top of the tibia consistent with running and jumping in teenage athletes when the growth plate is still open. I see it a lot in basketball. While there is no way to avoid it totally, quad, hamstring strengthening will help and ice and nsaids will help post activity. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get osgood schlatter disease?

Do a lot of people get osgood schlatter disease?

Rapid growth: Osgood-schlatter disease generally occurs in children nine to fourteen years old who have experienced a rapid growth spurt. About twenty percent of teenagers who are active in sports get it, compared with about five percent of nonathletes. It usually occurs with involvement in sports that require running, cutting, and jumping. ...Read more

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How long osgood schlatter disease usually get time to stop the pain?

How long osgood schlatter disease usually get time to stop the pain?

Stretch, stretch and: Stretch. Osgood-schlatter is a condition involving a portion of the tibial growth plate at the insertion of the patellar tendon. It resolves when the growth plates close. It can flare up despite rest, nsaids and stretch. There is no one single answer, but i would think that if you follow a good stretching program, at least 2 - 4 weeks for resolution of the symptoms. ...Read more

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