How can I treat osgood schlatters 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.

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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...

How do pediatricians treat their own kids with osgood schlatter disease?

They see a dcotor. It is considered poor medicine to treat your won family, as there is a lack of objectivity. Most doctors take their kids to doctors in the required field. Read more...
Same as patients. Depending on the severity, rest, immobilization or surgery. No different than any other child. Disease is the same, treatment is the same. Read more...
No Difference. Dr. Enriquez's answer is a good one. I would add physical therapy for the quadriceps muscle which can very helpful. Read more...

I got osgood-schlatter disease, what kind of doctor treats it?

Orthopedic physician. Orthopedic surgeon evaluates patient for proper therapy.Treatment can include: Rest and decreasing activity. Putting ice over the painful area two to four times a day, and after activities. Ibuprofen or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or acetaminophen (Tylenol). Read more...

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...
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. If the age you listed is correct, it is unlikely to be true osgood-schlatter disease. There are associated adult conditions that include tendinitis that may be causing pain. See an orthopaedist if you are concerned. Read more...
Childhood pathology. Osgood schlatter occurs in children that are still growing. The only thing to make the pain go away is to rest which is extremely difficult in this age group. You can prevent recurrence by avoiding high impact, having good shoes, and if running or jumping avoiding hard surfaces. I have to growth is complete symptoms resolve. Some people have residual pump. Read more...

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...
Traction apophysitis. Osgood schlatters is a traction injury of the patellar tendon (the one on the bottom of the kneecap) to the top of the shin bone. When the injury or inflammation occurs on the kneecap side it's called sinding larrssen johansen syndrome when it's on the shin side it's osgood schlatters disease. The treatment is rice (rest ice compression and elevation) occasionally an infra patellar strap is useful. Read more...

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...