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How To Treat Osgood Slaughters Disease
Rest: This is a transient issue that becomes most noticeable during the rapid growth of adolescents that are physically active.Reducing the amount of leg work with sports (running, lifting, etc.) can help it calm down as can use of antiinflammatory agents like ibuprofen. Rarely a kid will need a soft splint and crutches until walking can resume.As the kid gets older, growth stops as does osd. ...Read more
I'm 21 and diagnosed with Osgood Schlatter disease. Is it possible for a adult of my age to get the disease? If it is possible, how should I treat it?
Unusual: That condition usually implies an inflammation/ injury to the area where the patellar tendon inserts on the proximal tibial growth plate. In a 20 year old, your growth plates are probably pretty well closed; but you may more likely have a patellar tendinitis which produces similar symptoms and is treated similarly. ...Read more
We suspect that our daughter has osgood schattler diesase. Has all the signs. She is an active gymnasts. Ways to treat pain or how to proceed.
Pain Control: Findings of Osgood-Schlatter is tenderness of the soft tissue or bony prominence of the tibial tubercle. Or extending the knee against resistance, stressing quadriceps or squatting with knee in full flexion. Therapy includes control of pain and swelling by ice pack, NSAIDS 3 to 4 days and wearing protective pad. Activity continuation.Consult sport specialist if pain persistent more than 3 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 (and more stretching) nsaids and rice. It resolves when the growth plates close. ...Read more
Manage Pain, stretch: Are you asking for a definition/description or treatment options? The most common treatments for osgood-schlatters include rest/ activity modification, ice, compression, anti-inflammatories, massage and therapeutic stretching that focuses on the muscles of the upper leg (hamstrings & quads). Individuals with osgood schlatter may partipate in activity to limits of pain tolerance without concern. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: Osgood–schlatter disease or syndrome (also known as tibial tubercle apophyseal traction injury and epiphysitis of the tibular tubercle) is an irritation of the patellar ligament at the tibial tuberosity. It is characterized by painful lumps just below the knee and is most often seen in young adolescents. ...Read more
There is no cure for: It a self limiting when the patient reach bone maturity the disease will stop, but the in course of the disease it cause some pain usually we recommend medications and splint to help the patient, also when the childe reach bone maturity he may need shaving of the pump in front the knee if bother him (surgery). ...Read more
Rest needed to heal: After growth plates close in adolescence, this condition will heal spontaneously.Most patients if treated conservatively with rest and nsaids will be pain-free within 12 months. This is a self-limiting condition but can last years if not treated appropriately.Some adults who had severe disease in adolescence will continue to have some knee pain (usually with kneeling) many years into adulthood. ...Read more
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