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Osgood Schlatter Disease (Definition)

A common cause of knee pain in growing adolescents, this is an inflammation of the area just below the knee where the tendon from the kneecap (patellar tendon) attaches to the shinbone (tibia). ...Read more


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If you have Osgood-Schlatter disease, what would be the best knee brace?

If you have Osgood-Schlatter disease, what would be the best knee brace?

Varies: Some should never use a brace and some may need a long soft compression brace. The difference is determined by the findings on exam and the duration of symptoms. Talk it over with your doc. Using a brace without the need can produce muscle wasting in the treated leg. ...Read more

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I think I may have Osgood Schlatter Disease based on the lump near the bottom of my knee, only hurts to run/jump. Also does OSD cause growth spurts?

I think I may have Osgood Schlatter Disease based on the lump near the bottom of my knee, only hurts to run/jump. Also does OSD cause growth spurts?

OSD: OSD typically causes nothing much more than pain with activity and pain with kneeling on knees. You can always pre-treat your exercise sessions with an NSAID (like ibuprofen or naproxen), and ice the areas afterwards for relief. In rare instances, the condition could get bad enough to warrant orthopedic surgery, but that isn't the usual course. OSD doesn't affect growth at all. ...Read more

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My parents won't take me to the doc, should I get a knee brace for Osgood-Schlatter disease?

My parents won't take me to the doc, should I get a knee brace for Osgood-Schlatter disease?

Obvious they took U: To the doctors will take you for follow up communicate with them., you have diagnosis so they took you to doctor. Is inflammation ligament and bone below (Patellar lig & bone tibia) It is a self limiting once you completed your growth pain will disappear. Give rest to the knee apply ice pack if it hurts. You don't need brace ...Read more

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Is swimming good or bad for osgood schlatter disease.?

Is swimming good or bad for osgood schlatter disease.?

Good: 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). The best treatment is lots of stretching, nsaids and rice. It resolves when the growth plates close. Swimming is unlikely to exacerbate the issue and is a good way to stay active. ...Read more

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Can I still have Osgood Schlatter's Disease without swelling or a bump between your knee and shin?

Can I still have Osgood Schlatter's Disease without swelling or a bump between your knee and shin?

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 ...Read more

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I developed osgood schlatter a year ago and I am starting to feel the same pain in my other knee. So my question is... Is this normal and what should I do?

I developed osgood schlatter a year ago and I am starting to feel the same pain in my other knee. So my question is... Is this normal and what should I do?

Normal?: It's not exactly normal but if you've had it in 1 knee it's common to have it in the other. Do your PT exercises and see your doctor again ...Read more

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Osgood Schlatter's x-rays say everything is normal - yet I have a visible bump on my knee and it's very painful. Why does it not show?

Probably does show: Your x-rays likely do show evidence of Osgood-Schlatter's but it's likely projectional and not easy to see. It all depends on the x-ray tech taking the image and person interpreting it. Often, x-rays for this disease can be subtle. Doesn't change the course of management. ...Read more

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Osgood schlatter both knees. Rice, less running, ion patches has limited affect on pain when running. Dry needling was recommended? Suggestions?

See below: A physical therapist can teach you exercises to stretch the thigh's quadriceps and hamstrings, which may help reduce the tension on the spot where the kneecap's tendon attaches to the shinbone. Strengthening exercises for the quadriceps can help stabilize the knee joint. Osgood-schlatter disease usually gets better without formal treatment. Symptoms typically disappear after your bones stop growing. ...Read more

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Which brace should I use to lessen the pain of osgood schlatter in my knees during sports?

Which brace should I use to lessen the pain of osgood schlatter in my knees during sports?

Knee strap: There are not any good studies that support brace usage however a knee strap may be helpful. ...Read more

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I am now 41 years old, Osgood Schlatter's since I was 12. Each knee huge bump that aches daily and sensitive. Surgery? Post op expectations?

The tibial tubercle-: -is not symptomatic after growth. C an orthopedist & have images & xam. Could have a free fragment in the tendon. This can B symptomatic & can B excised. A tendon splitting incision is used & the fragment removed. Healing is fast & the integrity of the tendon is not compromised. ...Read more

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I have osgood schlatter what are some things I can do to help out my knee?

I have osgood schlatter what are some things I can do to help out my knee?

Stretch/strengthen: The best things you can do to protect your knee joint with this condition is to make sure you stretch and strengthen the muscles around the knee. The hamstrings and quadriceps muscles are particularly important to support the knee. A physical therapist could help you with exercises to keep these muscles in good shape. ...Read more

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How to make the osgood schlatter in my knee hurt less during sport?

Get a 2nd opinion: Osgood- schlatter in a 38 year old? Very unusual. Get another opinion. ...Read more

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Can a 46 year old sedentary woman get osgood-schlatter's? I have a lump/knot on one knee like the pictures. Slightly tender but it doesn't hurt.

Can a 46 year old sedentary woman get osgood-schlatter's? I have a lump/knot on one knee like the pictures. Slightly tender but it doesn't hurt.

No: Osgood-Schlatter (OS) disease by definition, occurs in adolescents who have open growth plates. The patellar tendon causes inflammation and increased stress at the growth plate of the tibial tuberosity. However, patellar tendonitis can occur at the same location in an adult. The bony enlargement that can develop in a teenager with OS often remains permanent. Infrapatellar bursitis can cause a lump ...Read more

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Would having osgood-schlatter knees as a child disqualify someone from becoming a military pilot?

Would having osgood-schlatter knees as a child disqualify someone from becoming a military pilot?

Not typically: There are stringent requirements even to become a student pilot in the military. However, osgood-schlatter's disease typically heals without any residual defect and thus does not disqualify a person. ...Read more

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My knees and hips hurt while and after I run or walk. My doctor says I may have osgood-schlatter, but that doesn't explain the hip pain. What's wrong?

Tight IT band?: If your pain is lateral, the most likely culprit is the iliotibial band. Go to http://triathlon. Competitor. Com/2013/04/training/it-band-pain-stretches-treatment-and-prevention_74117

this website will off you guidance for diagnosis and treatment. Stretch stretch stretch. If it doesn't get better, see an orthopaedist. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the treatment for osgood schlatter disease in the knee of a 19 year old?

Doubt diagnosis: Osgood schlatter disease is a problem of immature growth centers. The tibial anchor point for upper leg muscles is soft and unstable and activities involving the upper leg muscles pull at the growth plate, and the shifting triggers pain and swelling. Treatment is rest. At age 19, this center should be fused to the bone and stable.Knee pain is common to many other problems more likely at this age. ...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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I have osgood schlatter. Walk is gd or bad, swimming gd or bad? How many month it takes to stop the pain and can I run or it will make it last long

I have osgood schlatter. Walk is gd or bad, swimming gd or bad? How many month it takes to stop the pain and can I run or it will make it last long

They are good: If you have no pain, the pain will stop when the growth of the bone stop, because it is related. Read in detail about this issue.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/osgood-schlatter-disease/ds00392. ...Read more

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My daughter suffering w/ osgood schlatter wears supportive brace, ices leg, tried motrin gave her diahreaa, changed to naproxen same result now what?

My daughter suffering w/ osgood schlatter wears supportive brace, ices leg, tried motrin gave her diahreaa, changed to naproxen same result now what?

Common side effect: Diarrhea is a side effect of any NSAID. You could try Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain, but it may not be as effective. Unfortunately the best treatment for OSD, is to stop doing the activity that makes it hurt until the pain goes away. I'd discuss your options with her orthopedist. ...Read more

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I am going skatin later and I have osgood schlatter disease. Do I need a brace in case I fall?

I am going skatin later and I have osgood schlatter disease. Do I need a brace in case I fall?

A pad could help: Osgood-schlatter is a stress injury to the tibial tuberosity growth plate where the patellar tendon attaches. A fall directly on the tuberosity may aggravate your condition, so yes, a knee brace/pad of some sort may protect the area. Generally speaking, I use a strap across the patellar tendon instead of a brace to relieve symptoms associated with os. ...Read more

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Hi, I am 20 y/o, I have osgood schlatter disease and the doctor advised me to make an operation, should I or not...? And when is the bone maturity?

Hi, I am 20 y/o, I have osgood schlatter disease and the doctor advised me to make an operation, should I or not...? And when is the bone maturity?

Get a second opinion: You should have already had skeletal maturity in your late teens. It is extremely rare to do surgery. Unless you have had trauma in the area I would not recommend surgery- need more information. ...Read more

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I have osgood schlatter disease, how many month it takes to recover usually?

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Osgood-Schlatter: Hmm. . . Must've been a typo as osgood-schlatter disease is typically diagnosed in 13-14yo boys & 11-12yo girls, not centenarians. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/osgood-schlatter-disease/ds00392 for more info. The pain can last from weeks to months, at least until you've stopped growing. So if you're still growing at 100yo, best to go see your doc! ...Read more

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I have osgood schlatter disease, how can I get pain relief?

I have osgood schlatter disease, how can I get pain relief?

Osgood schlatter: Try to avoid running or jumping until the pain subsides. Use an anti-inflammatory pain medication. ...Read more

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Can I workout with the football team if I have osgood? Schlatter disease?

Depends: On several factors. Osgood -schlatter is a form of calcific tendinitis seen in adolescent males and females at a time when their bones are growing more rapidly than your muscles and tendons. The severity of their pain and swelling on the knee will influence when and how much they can exercise. A period of rest, icing, and stretching with physical therapy may be better than trying to "push it" now. ...Read more

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If I have osgood-schlatter disease, can I still play a sport?

Yes: Use pain as your guide for sports. Ice the area x 10 minutes after sporting events. Use Ibuprofen products regularly to decrease inflammation. Stretch your quads regularly to reduce pain. Pad the knee if direct contact is anticipated, or repetitive falling on the knee. The pain should spontaneously resolve when the growth plate closes, between the ages of 16-18. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's bad to play netball if I have osgood schlatter disease?

Fine: Technically you can't really have osgood schlatter at your age, since that is a condition seen in skeletally immature patients. But if you've had osgood schlatter in the past and you've had no problems, then you can definitely play netball. If you are currently experiencing knee pain, then I would recommend seeing an orthopedist to get a current evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Tendinitis (Definition)

The inflammation of a tendon, ...Read more