Osgood Schlatter

Osgood-Schlatter is a complaint that we often see in young boys who are growing up and are fanatical about sports. During fanatical sports, the tendon of the rectus femoris (upper leg muscle) is often pulled hard. These pulling forces create an irritation at the attachment of the tendon to the bone that can be noticed as a hard bump on the shin. Often we see that with Osgood-Schlatter there is pain in the knee. Recognizable for this complaint is pain during sports, sometimes this gets worse. It is important with Osgood-Schlatter to keep moving, but less intensive sports, for example.

Causes:

Osgood-Schlatter is a complaint we often see in young boys who are growing up and playing sports fanatically. One of the large thigh muscles (rectus femoris) attaches to the tibia. In boys who are full-grown and play sports regularly, the attachment of this large leg muscle is pulled often and hard. These pulling forces create an irritation. This irritation can be noticed as a hard lump on the shin. This bump can be seen as a kind of bone formation. This bone formation is caused by playing a lot of sports and growing hard at a young age. It is important to know that Osgood-Schlatter is a very harmless thing. However, it can cause some unpleasant symptoms such as painduring exercise.
Osgood Schlatter

Symptoms:

We often see that with Osgood-Schlatter there is pain in the knee. The pain is usually located just below the knee. Pain can also be felt at the front of the knee. Touching or pushing on the bump on the shin bone can also cause pain or an unpleasant sensation. Recognizable for Osgoos-Schlatter is pain during sports, sometimes this gets worse.

Diagnosis:

To find out where the knee symptoms are coming from and whether Osgood-Schlatter is present, the physical therapist will start the first treatment with an interview. From this information, the physical therapist can extract possible diagnoses. Then he will perform a number of tests. Based on these tests, the physical therapist can make a diagnosis.
Osgood Schlatter

Treatment:

Osgood-Schlatter treatment can be made up of several aspects. Usually a combination of pain reduction by, for example, massage or mobilizations and performing exercises in the exercise room. The physical therapist will see which exercise best for you and give advice on recovery. The important thing with Osgood-Schlatter is to keep moving but, for example, exercise less intensively.

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