OSGOOD-SCHLATTERS DISEASE

Gold Coast Children’s Podiatrist

Severs Disease – heel pain Treatment

Osgood Schalters is a growth disorder that can cause extreme pain just under the knee. Children will complain that their knees are painful when an increase in sport occurs. The area will be very painful to touch and will only be relieved by rest. The muscle attachment just under the knee will pull and cause the area to become painfully and inflamed. Luckily there are ways to reduce the pain. Book an appointment today to find out more.

Your knee is the largest joint in your body

What Is Osgood Schalters Disease

An irritation and inflammation of the growth plate (apophysis) at the top of the leg bone (tibial tubercle), where the patella tendon inserts. In a child, the bones grow from areas called growth plates. The growth plate is made up of cartilage cells, which are softer and more vulnerable to injury than mature bone.

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Risk Factors 

  • Periods of growth
  • Muscle tightness, quadriceps, hamstrings, calves
  • Rolling in of the feet (pronation)
  • Between 10-15 years of age
  • Patella alta (bottom edge of knee cap is displaced forward)

Signs & Symptoms

  • Inflammation at the insertion of patella tendon
  • Pain at the insertion of the patella tendon
  • Pain with exercise
  • Pain with squatting or bending of the knee
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Preventing Osgood Schalters Disease

  • Prescription ORTHOTICS
  • Correct footwear
  • Training on soft surfaces
  • Pain management
  • Stretching of correct muscles (no bouncing stretches)
  • Warming up before exercise