What Is Osgood Schlatter Disease?

Q:
What is osgood schlatter disease?

A:
People with osgood schlatter disease have a bony and painful bump on the shinbone below the knee. Patients are usually children who are experiencing rapid growth in puberty.

Children who often play sports such as basketball, soccer, ballet and figure skating are likely to develop the disease. Girls between 10 and 13 and boys between 12 and 14 are most likely to have it.
Symptoms include painful knees as well as swelling below the kneecap. If your child take exercise that involves using the legs, such as jumping and running, your child feel more pain in the knees.
The disease is cured on its own. Once the child stops growing, the symptoms disappear. That being said, you should contact your doctor if the pain seriously affects your child’s daily activities.

 

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