Osgood-Schlatter Syndrome

What is Osgood-Schlatter Syndrome?

Osgood-Schlatter Syndrome occurs during puberty, this syndrome is marked by the growth of a painful bump under the knee, and is particularly prevalent in young athletes who take part in any sport that requires a lot of sharp changes in movement, jumping and sprinting. For a long time, it looked like this condition was more likely to affect boys, but now that more young females are taking part in sports the difference in genders in shrinking.

What are the symptoms of Osgood-Schlatter Syndrome?

One of the earliest symptoms of this condition is a jolt of pain near the lower portion of the knee, particularly when walking up or down a flight of stairs, jumping or kneeling down, and when participating in sports that require a lot of running. If you notice some swelling in the knee, worsening pain when moving, and stiffness in the surrounding muscles, you may be suffering from Osgood-Schlatter syndrome.

How do we treat Osgood-Schlatter Syndrome?

The focus of our treatment will be to improve flexibility and strength in your leg muscles. We want you to move about without feeling stiffness and strain in your kneecap and the surrounding area. Over time, we increase your exercises as you grow stronger, until you have fully recuperated.