This is a common knee problem with sporty teenagers. Many professional footballers and athletes suffered this in their teens. During growth spurts teenagers can be susceptible to getting a painful bump underneath the knee- caused by the strong quadriceps muscle group pulling on the growing leg bone. This painful bump is worse during and immediately after sport and is eased by rest. Getting the correct balance of training and rest is a very important part in managing the condition. Once the growth stops the problem will resolve but as growth can go on for many years the condition will require active management so the athlete can continue sporting activities without flaring the problem up.
What is Osgoode-Schlatters Disease?
Physiotherapy for Osgoode-Schlatters Disease
Physiotherapy for Osgoode-Schlatters Disease to stretch tight muscles and strengthen weak muscle groups can be helpful. If foot mechanics are poor, prescription insoles for sports shoes can help. Icing helps control pain and inflammation and taping, compression and specific knee braces can help. Your physiotherapist at swords physiotherapy will guide you on a gradual return to activity which will minimise the risk of the problem recurring.