Osgood-Schlatter Disease (OSD) is a common cause of knee pain in young children and teenagers who are still growing. It causes pain and swelling below the knee cap.
The pain from Osgood-Schlatter’s comes from a pulling of a tendon ( the patellar tendon) on the bone and the growth plate underneath, causing inflammation. Often the pain starts gradually and not as the result of an injury. It is most common during or just after a growth spurt and normally develops in one knee but in some occasions children can develop in both.
Typically it affects young athletic people particularly those aged between 10 to 15 and who undertake a lot of sport that includes frequent running, kicking and jumping – such as football and gymnastics to name a few.
How can we help?
We are able to help with the pain caused by OSD by offering exercises and use gentle osteopathic techniques to help ease the pain and swelling.
In the clinic we can also treat a wide range of common childhood issues including:
- aches and pains
- recurring ENT disorders
- the impact of rapid physical and emotional development during puberty
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