Osgood-Schlatter disease is not a disease at all. It is a condition. Remember that!

Usually occurs in boys ages 10 - 14.

Usually characterized by pain and swelling below the knee cap where the patellar tendon attaches to the shin bone. The quadriceps muscle on the front of the thigh continually pulls on that tendon causing the condition.

The condition usually lasts six months to a year but usually goes away with treatment. Stretching your knees is a very good treatment. Stretch consistently, every day, but do not "over-stretch"

If you are suffering from the symptoms of Osgood-Schlatter disease, do not run, jump, or squat or atleast keep it to a minimum.

Other good treatments are ice on the affected area and anti-inflammatory painkillers such as Ibuprofen.

If the pain is very severe your doctor might recommend taping or a knee immobilizer.

I had this personally. I had swelling in the front of my knee as a result of the condition and cyst in the back of my knee so I had to have it immobilized and the condition didn't leave me for a few years.

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