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.
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.
Anterior Knee Pain. Osgood schlatter's syndrome occurs in the front of the knees on the tibia bone in growing children usually around 10-14 year olds. In children, the tendons attach through cartilage until the child has stopped growing. In osgood schlatter's, pieces of cartilage are pulled off and then they turn to bone. This leaves a bump which is painful. It really is a type of stress fracture.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No danger, just pain. 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.
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.