Know the basics
What is Osgood-Schlatter disease?
Osgood-Schlatter disease, also known as front tibial tuberosity disease, is a condition of pain in the knee joint appearance was during thrive. The pain is mainly in the bones protruding under the kneecap (where the thigh quadriceps tendon cling).
The symptoms usually begin to appear after sports or after the trauma related to sports. This disease does not cause permanent damage. So most of the boys, girls can recover completely.
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How common is Osgood-Schlatter disease?
Osgood-Schlatter disease is the most common cause of knee pain in athletes and sports. The disease usually boys, most aged 11 to 18, the stage of development of strong bones. Also, little girls, about 8 to 16 years old, may also susceptible.
Know the symptoms
What are the symptoms of Osgood-Schlatter disease?
The typical symptoms of Osgood-Schlatter disease are pain and swelling of the lower leg below the knee. Symptoms may only 1 foot or 2 feet both. Pain may get worse if strong advocacy knee or below the knee tuberosity of pressure.
In mild cases, symptoms began to subside in about 6 weeks. Typically, the pain will go away when the baby stopped growing and bone fragments were resumed.
There may be other symptoms and signs are not mentioned. If you have any questions about these signs, please consult your doctor.
When should I see my doctor?
See your doctor if your child can not do the routine work because the pain in the knee. In addition, you should also take the child to a doctor immediately if the knee is swollen red and accompanied by fever or cannot move the knee, it may be a sign that the disease is getting worse.
Know the causes
What causes Osgood-Schlatter disease?
What causes Osgood-Schlatter disease is caused by too strong young athletes make musculoskeletal system suffered excessive force while they are not yet fully developed. This leads to knee injuries.
Also, some studies suggest that when active sports musculoskeletal completely undeveloped making patella tendon was pulled withdraw from the adhesion of tibial tuberosity leads to swelling and pain to pain, swelling and inflammation.
Know the risk factors
What increases my risk for Osgood-Schlatter disease?
There are many factors that can increase the risk of Osgood-Schlatter disease, including:
- Age: the disease usually occurs in puberty. Specific age, the differences between men and women. Women often puberty earlier than males. Thus, the disease usually occurs in girls between 11 and 12 years old and in boys between 13 and 14 years old.
- Gender: a common disease in boys, but for the baby or play sports is in incidence in both sexes nearly equally.
- Sports: disease often occurs in sports movements such as running, jumping and change the posture or direction suddenly.
Understand the diagnosis & treatment
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. ALWAYS consult with your doctor for more information.
How is Osgood-Schlatter disease diagnosed?
Usually, doctors just clinical examination affected areas can usually diagnose children with Osgood-Schlatter disease or not. In addition, your doctor may ask knee X-rays to rule out other conditions.
How is Osgood-Schlatter disease treated?
Osgood-Schlatter disease most will disappear when they stop growing. Some methods help reduce the symptoms in children include:
- Rest: most kids will relieve pain after a short resting period. Young should not participate in sports activities likely to cause trauma in a few weeks.
- Ice sore spot 2 to 4 times a day, and after exercise will help them reduce pain.
- Tape the tape laminated with rubber.
- Raise the foot injury.
- Your doctor may suggest physical therapy toddler learn to stretch the muscles and increase muscle strength, shortening the duration of illness, and increase endurance, flexibility for the knee. These exercises can also help prevent relapse.
- Your doctor may prescribe another painkiller and anti-inflammatory drugs. For severe cases may require surgery, but very rare.
Lifestyle changes & home remedies
What are some lifestyle changes or home remedies that can help me manage Osgood-Schlatter disease?
The following lifestyles and home remedies might help you cope with Osgod-Schlatter disease:
- Encourage your baby to lose weight if your doctor recommends it.
- Requires little too severe operational restrictions and launch technical body for 15 to 30 minutes before and after the operation.
- They should be rested and fixed the damaged area at the request of the doctor.
- Give your baby take medication as prescribed and do the exercises as instructed by the physiotherapist.
If you have any questions, please consult with your doctor to better understand the best solution for you.
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Review Date: December 27, 2016 | Last Modified: January 4, 2017
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