Is swimming good for teens who have osgood schlatter disease and tendonitis in his or her knees?

Great . For any teen with osgood schlatter, non impact and no jumping or running exercise is critical. Keep quad muscles strong, and stretch the quads in addition to swimming and biking.
Yes. Swimming is great exercise for everyone! the basic problem with osgood schlatter's is that the child is rapidly getting taller and the musculo-skeletal system is a little behind in keeping up. Non weight-bearing exercise like swimming is not going to be detrimental.

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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...

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...

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...

Is swimming good or bad for osgood schlatter disease.?

Not really. When u swim u kick and put force across the knee and = irritate the tib tubercle. Rest is the best, and significant vacation from the cause, football, buckets, soccer et al. Ice after activity, and there are some bands that stretch over the patellar tendon that may help some, but more 4 jumpers knee. Stop growing = gone. Lump stays, pain goes. Read more...
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...

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

Yes. You may just have tenderness over the area between your knee cap and your shin depending on how early or severe it is. Sometimes an x-ray film can help in diagnosing Osgood-Schlatter's disease but most of the time a physician experienced in diagnosis of this condition can make the diagnosis based on history and a focused physical exam. Read more...
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...