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What do you recommend for osgood schlatter disease?

What do you recommend for osgood schlatter disease?

OSD: Rest, tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin. Goes away by itself. Usually at age 10-14 years. Always visit doctor or ortho if pain is not improving, severe, unable to stand/walk, or affecting basic activities of daily living. A repeat examination or getting x-rays is always a good idea. ...Read more

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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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Whats osgood schlatter disease?

Whats osgood schlatter disease?

Pain-lump below knee: Osgood-schlatter disease can cause a painful lump below the kneecap in adolescents experiencing growth spurts during puberty. Osgood-schlatter disease occurs most often in kids who participate in sports that involve running, jumping and swift changes of direction — such as soccer, basketball, figure skating and ballet more info-> http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/osgood-schlatter-disease/ds00392. ...Read more

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What is osgood-schlatter disease?

What is osgood-schlatter disease?

Age : This is inflammation of a muscle attachment point on the tibia in 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

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Can osgood-schlatter disease heal?

Can osgood-schlatter disease heal?

Yes: After growth plates fuse 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 will last longer 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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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. 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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Osgood-schlatter disease. Who gets it?

Teenagers: Because this area of shin bone has not ossified and gets irritated with running, knee bending. Ice tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin and rest is the treatment. Bening. See ortho i f significant pain, limping, or lasting over 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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How serious is osgood schlatter disease?

Not serious: While this problem can curtail some of your activities especially in the active growing years, it usually ends once you have finished your growth. ...Read more

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What can be done for osgood-schlatter disease?

Ice, rest: In general, it is not a serious problem and is limited to a specific age group i usually treat the pain with ice and nsaids my general rule is if you are limping you should not play if it calms down with exercise, you can play ice is very helpful especially after exercise activities. ...Read more

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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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What exercises to do if osgood schlatter disease?

What exercises to do if osgood schlatter disease?

Manage Pain, stretch: 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 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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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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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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Does osgood schlatter disease usually cause many symptoms?

Osgood-Schlatter: The most common presenting complaint of osd is anterior knee pain that increases progressively over time, from a low-grade ache to pain that impairs activity. Direct trauma, running, kneeling, squatting, jumping, climbing stairs, or walking uphill make the pain worse. The pain is relieved by rest. Most patients have only one knee involved, but bilateral involvement is not uncommon. ...Read more

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Does having osgood-schlatter disease stop you from growing?

Does having osgood-schlatter disease stop you from growing?

No, can be painful: Osgood-schlatters disease is a result of growing fast enough so as to disallow the tibial tubercle to unite with the rest of the leg bone (tibia) during periods of excessive loading. Fragment excision (arthroscopic in my hands) can rid one's knee of the anterior kneeling pain if necessary. ...Read more

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Osgood-schlatter disease? At what age will I stop having it?

Osgood-schlatter disease?  At what age will I stop having it?

Mid-late adolesence: This condition is seen in active children and manifests as pain with abnormal bone formation at site of insertion of patellar tendon. May be related to increased stress applied to growth plate in this area. Once growth plate closes as person matures the process ceases. However a prominence will always remain and if a seperate bony ossicle is present there may be persistent pain into adulthood. ...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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How long does it take for osgood schlatter disease to go away?

It varies: Osgood schlatter disease is a condition in which the proximal aspect of the tibia, at the site of insertion of the patellar tendon, becomes tender and painful. It is usually aggravated by jumping activities. It is treated by activity modification, rice, and sometimes bracing. The length of time patients are symptomatic varies froma few weeks to on and off for seeral years. ...Read more