Osgood-Schlatter's Disease is one of the most common causes of knee pain in active children.
What is Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease?
- Increased tension where the patellar tendon attaches at the top of the shin
- One of the most common causes of knee pain in active children.
What Causes Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease?
- This pain can occur during periods of rapid growth
What are the Symptoms?
- Knee pain typically during activity, occurring in the front of the knee
- Knee pain especially with running, jumping, and squatting.
- Knee pain going up and/or down stairs.
What Can I Do to Feel Better?
- Rest. Do not do things that cause pain.
- Ice for 15-20 minutes at a time will help decrease swelling and pain.
- Light stretching of the quadriceps and hamstrings (muscles on the front and back of thigh).
When Should I See a Medical Professional?
- If rest, ice, and stretching are not improving the condition.
- If you are uncertain about the severity of the condition.