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.
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.

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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...

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...

I have osgood schlatters disease. What kind of brace so I need?

Compression strap. Os is pain from traction on open growth plate where your patellar tendon attaches to tibia. At 18 that growth plate is closed so you probably have patellar tendonitis which can feel better using a patellar compression strap across the tendon. Quad stretching and strengthening exercises also help. With painful bumps below the tendon at your age they may do better with a surgery to remove them. Read more...
The one that fits. In all honesty, no sigular brace is right for os. Any soft brace that makes the pain/symptoms better is the right one. A circular cho-pat type strap is the most common, but this also may not provide any improvement. The best treatment is ice, ice, ice and then decrease activities and rest. 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. 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...