Osgood-Schlatter condition is a common knee injury in young athletes. It's caused by an irritation of the tibial tubercle, the bump on the lower end of your thigh bone where it meets your knee.
In most cases, this bump becomes inflamed and tender when you put weight on it during sports or other activities. The pain can be severe enough to keep you from playing sports or doing other things that make use of your knees.
It happens in kids ages 10 to 15 years old, usually males. It happens more often during growth spurts when bones are growing rapidly. Girls are more likely to get it than boys are because their tendons aren't as strong as boys' tendons.
The condition occurs when a growth plate located near the tibia, or shin bone, becomes inflamed. This can happen because of repetitive stress to the proximal tibial physis—the area where the tibia grows from cartilage to bone.
While it's not always clear what causes this discomfort, there are a few factors that can increase your risk:
1. Your child has been playing sports for a long time without being able to rest his or her legs when needed
2. Your child has had a recent increase in activity level (for example, increasing daily mileage on their running routine)
3. Your child has an underlying health condition like asthma or arthritis
Pain in your knee when you move it or bend it,Swelling of the tibial tuberosity (shin bone),Swelling of your knee joint, especially overnight,Difficulty walking or running
Overuse of the knee or ankle,Wearing shoes that are too tight or narrow,Playing sports on hard surfaces, such as basketball, soccer, or football,Pushing yourself too hard when exercising or running,Having a family history of Osgood-Schlatter disease and other types of tendinitis
NSAIdsNonsurgical treatments can help relieve symptoms. But once the spinal cord is compressed, most people need surgery to relieve the pressureDs,Corticosteroids,Physical therapy,Orthotics,Rest