OSGOOD SCHLATTER’S SYNDROME
This is a common condition that affects the “bump” (tibial tubercle) below your knee cap. It is tiny fractures of the tibial tubercle where the ligament inserts, caused by stress during activity. It is usually a disorder which occurs in the early teens, especially during a growth spurt. It affects young athletes who are active in sports with a lot of running and jumping such as soccer or basketball. It is a short term problem but it can be extremely painful and requires rest and restraint from further activities that caused the overuse condition.
- Pain and swelling
- A bump forms under the knee cap
- Discomfort with jumping/running activities
Our physical therapists are trained to help with this condition and get these individuals back to their sports. They may use ice, therapeutic modalities, manual therapy techniques, strengthening and stretching exercises. Our therapists will educate your teen regarding their condition, so that they can understand the full importance of resting this condition to promote healing.