Children between the ages of 9 and 15 are most commonly diagnosed with Osgood-Schlatter disease. Osgood-Schlatter disease is a condition which occurs when the patellar tendon, the tendon over the kneecap just below the knee and on the tibia or shin-bone, pulls on the growth plate of the bone. As a result, the region becomes inflamed, swollen, tender, and painful while participating in physical activities.
But, as with many other conditions, stretches, exercises, and other measures can be used to treat Osgood-Schlatter disease and alleviate the symptoms associated with the condition.
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Stretching before and after participating in any physical activity, as well as performing an appropriate set of strengthening exercises on a child or adolescent with Osgood-Schlatter’s disease can help treat the condition. For more information, please feel free to ask Dr. Jimenez or contact us at (915) 850-0900.
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