This can most commonly affect adolescents, and especially boys, in their growing years, 12-15 years old.
It is an important condition to be aware of as this can affect your soccer game…
This is an overuse injury, with repetitive activities loading the knee.
The immature bone is unable to withstand high, repetitive forces - this is why adolescents will experience this condition during growth spurts. This causes inflammation of the bony prominence just below your knee
1. Pain and swelling over the bony point just under the knee
2. Pain onset/pain is aggravated by exercise. (running/jumping/soccer)
3. Pain on touch
4. Pain on stairs, squatting, kneeling
5. There is often quadriceps weakness associated with the condition
How to manage and treat
Quadriceps, gluteus and calf strengthening
Reduce high load activities
Ice and anti-inflammatories
Footwear and Orthotics
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